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Dr. CHU, Ann Gillian

Assistant Professor
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  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (elected), Advance HE, U.K.
  • Fellow (elected), the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, U.K.
  • Fellow (elected), the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FCPA), Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Hong Kong
  • Fellow (elected), Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, U.K.
  • 12/2022 – present, Member of the Professional Development Committee of the Association of Women Accountants, Hong Kong
  • 9/2022 – 8/2023, Visiting Research Fellow, School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science, University of Leeds, U.K.
  • 9/2022 – 9/2023 Associate, St Leonard’s Postgraduate College, University of St Andrews, U.K.
  • 7/2021 – 7/2023 Postgraduate and Early Career Scholars Liaison Officer, Sociology of Religion Study Group, British Sociological Association, U.K.



  • M.A. (Honours) English Language, University of Edinburgh, U.K.
  • M.Div., Regent College, Canada
  • Ph.D., University of St Andrews, U.K.

Taught previously at:

  • Alliance Bible Seminary, Hong Kong
  • Regent College, Canada
  • University of St Andrews, U.K.


Courses Taught currently

  • ITS 1019 Transdisciplinary Guided Study II

Teaching area(s):

  • Social Scientific Study of Religion
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Theological Ethics
  • Practical Theology

Research area(s):

Sociology of Religion; Hong Kong Christianity; Theological Anthropology; Political Theology

Selected output(s):

  • Stanley Hauerwas and ‘Chan Tai-man’: an Analysis of Hong Kong Laypeople's Lived Theology and Hong Kong Theologians’ Engagement with Stanley Hauerwas's Political Theology from a Practical Theology Perspective.” Practical Theology (2023): 1-15. (Scopus and A&HCI Indexed Journal)

  • Chu, Ann Gillian and John Perry. “‘If the Gospel we Preach Disregards Human Rights, I would Rather not Preach this Gospel’: Towards a Lived Theology of Hong Kong Churches.” Theology Today 79.4 (2023): 422-434. (Scopus and A&HCI Indexed Journal)

  • “Digital Research and COVID-19: An Argument for using both Primary and Qualitative Secondary Data in a Hong Kong Ethnography.” Ethnographic Encounters 12.1 (2022): 14-21.
  • “From Folk Religion to Evangelical Christianity: A Case Study on the Process and Challenges of Retirement-age Chinese Males Converting from Folk Taoism to Evangelical Christianity in Hong Kong.” Asian American Theological Forum  8.2 (2021): 3-9.
  • “Faith and Status Quo: What can Post-Handover Hong Kong Churches Learn from Liberation Theology?” Hill Road 23.45 (2020): 137-149.

Selected Conference Presentations:

  • Invited Presentation: Analysis and Evaluation of Hong Kong Theologians’ Engagement with the Political Theology of Stanley Hauerwas with Respect to the Occupy Central and Umbrella Movements,” The Tenth International Young Scholars’ Symposium on “Christianity and Chinese Society and Culture,” 7 December 2021.
  • Invited Presentation: “Lived Theology and Narrative Portraits in Hong Kong Churches,” 2021 Asian American Theology Conference, 24 April 2021.
  • Invited Presentation: “An Analysis of the Christian Church’s Response to the Handover of Hong Kong around 1997,” Hong Kong Sociological Association 21st Annual Conference, 30 November 2019.
  • Invited Presentation: “An Analysis of the Understanding of and Engagement with Stanley Hauerwas’ Theological Convictions Among Selected Hong Kong Theologians in the Occupy Central and Umbrella Movements,” American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature, and American Schools of Oriental Research – Pacific Northwest Region Annual Meeting, 11 May 2018.