Prof. Yuen earned her doctorate from the UCL Institute of Education, United Kingdom and has served as a visiting scholar in several international universities. She lectures in intercultural education, teacher development and leadership, home-school-community collaboration and policy studies, and has authored empirical and policy-related articles and books in these fields.
Prof. Yuen has been awarded several major research grants, including 3 projects funded by the General Research Fund (GRF), 3 funded by the Quality Education Fund, 3 Consultancy Contract Grants (1 funded by the Education Bureau and 2 by Oxfam Hong Kong); and 1 funded by the Public Policy Research Funding Scheme. She was also a recipient of Knowledge Transfer Grant and Top Ten Per Cent Publication Awards. In addition, Prof. Yuen serves actively as a director with several NGOs.
Prof. Yuen’s research areas include Chinese immigrant and ethnic minority education, policy studies, intercultural youth studies, life satisfaction, spiritual health and school engagement.
- Celeste Y.M. Yuen (2022). Multiculturalism, Educational Inclusion, and Connectedness: Well-Being, Ethnicity, and Identity among Chinese, South, and Southeast Asian Students. 1-210 pgs. Routledge, 2022.06.
- Yuen, Y. M. C. (2018). Perceptions of Social Justice among the South Asian and Chinese Immigrant Youth in Hong Kong.Peabody Journal of Education. doi: 10.1080/0161956X.2018.1449928, 2018.
- Yuen, Y. M. C. (2018). Chinese immigrant students and cross-boundary students in Hong Kong: A call for equity through culturally relevant teaching practices. In Y. K. Cha, S. H. Ham, & M.S. Lee (Eds.), Routledge international handbook of multicultural education research in Asia Pacific (pp. 258-271). London: Routledge., 2018.
- Yuen, Y. M. C., Lee, M. S., & Leung, C. S. S. (2016). Religious belief and its association with life satisfaction of adolescents in Hong Kong. Journal of Beliefs and Values. doi: 10.1080/13617672.2016.1141533, 2016.
- Yuen, Y. M. C. (2016). Linking life satisfaction with school engagement of secondary students from diverse cultural backgrounds in Hong Kong. International Journal of Educational Research, 77, 74-82. doi: 10.1016/j.ijer.2016.03.003, 2016.
- Yuen, Y. M. C. (2015). Gender difference in life satisfaction and spiritual health among the junior immigrant and local Hong Kong secondary students. International Journal of Children’s Spirituality. doi: 10.1080/1364436X.2015.1061485., 2015.
- Intercultural Education and Reconciliation between Local Students and Mainland Chinese Students in Higher Education Campuses in Hong Kong
- Enhancing the Academic Competence of the Low Income Mainstream, Chinese Immigrant and Ethnic Minority Students in Approaching the Diploma of Secondary Education
- Transition from Secondary to Post-Secondary Education: Access, Obstacles, and Success Factors of Immigrant, Minority and Low Income Youth in Hong Kong