PhD University of Cambridge, 2008
Associate Dean of Humanities and Social Science
Professor, Division of Social Science
Professor, Division of Public Policy
Associate Director of Center for Aging Science
Associate Director of Leadership and Public Policy Executive Education

Stuart Gietel-Basten is a Professor of Social Science and Public Policy. He is the Director of the university’s Center for Aging Science; and is Associate Dean (Research) of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Prior to joining HKUST in 2017, he was an Associate Professor of Social Policy at the University of Oxford. He received his PhD in historical demography from the University of Cambridge in 2008.

Stuart’s research covers the interplay between changing population dynamics and public/social policy. His research is especially focussed on (a) fertility transition; (b) conceptual approaches to ageing; (c) population policy. He is the co-ordinator of the GGS-Asia project, which seeks to run the Generations and Gender Survey in Asian settings – including Hong Kong.

In addition to a number of articles in leading journals in demography and related disciplines, he has written two books on population - Why Demography Matters (with Danny Dorling, Polity Press 2018) and The “Population Problem” in Pacific Asia (Oxford University Press 2019 ) -  and co-edited a third – Family Demography in Asia (with Minja-Kim Choe and John Casterline, Elgar 2019).

Research Interests
• Demography
• Social policy in Asia
Courses Taught
SOSC 1860: Population and Society
SOSC 2140: Research Methods in the Social Sciences
PPOL 5120: Research Methods in Public Policy