Yip started his academic career after working as a social worker for nearly ten years. Graduating from the University of York in the UK, he joined City University in 1994. His current research work is focused on housing policy, housing management and urban policy. He is the Programme Leader of the MA in Housing Studies and a member of the Programme Management Team and Admissions Tutor of the BA (Hons) Housing Studies programme, member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and Hong Kong Institute of Housing, and a registered social worker as well as a registered professional housing manager.
Urban sociology; urban spatial analysis; housing policy