Head of Quality Analytics
HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education

Professor John Bacon-Shone is currently the Head of Quality Analytics for HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education. He worked for The University of Hong Kong (HKU) for more than 40 years, including three years on secondment to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government assisting with the drafting of the Chief Executive's annual Policy Address, writing speeches and policy documents on health care, migration, population growth, opinion polls, education and technology.

Professor Bacon-Shone has spent more than 25 years as the Director of the Social Sciences Research Centre, developing its capability to provide contract research widely recognised to be of high quality, both inside and outside HKU, and processing student feedback about teaching and learning. He was the Dean of Social Sciences from 1990 to 1996 and the Associate Dean from 2005 to 2021. From 2002 to 2021, he was responsible for all quantitative research methods courses in the Graduate School, HKU. From 2004 to 2021, he was responsible for knowledge exchange between HKU and the broader non-research community for the non-clinical faculties as well as drafting the strategy for the university. From 2014 to 2020, he was the moving force in developing HKU's policy and procedures for research data management, including initiatives on open data and open access.

Professor Bacon-Shone's research interests include statistical computing, survey methodology, compositional data, biostatistics, gambling, data archiving, privacy, sociolinguistics and policy research. He was responsible for introducing Computer-Aided Telephone Interviewing to Hong Kong.