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Terry Au-Yeung

Dr Terry Au-Yeung

Research Associate

Ysgol y Gwyddorau Cymdeithasol

+44 29225 14625
Adeilad Morgannwg, Ystafell 1.20, Rhodfa’r Brenin Edward VII, Caerdydd, CF10 3WA


Terry is a Research Associate in the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University. His research interests include time and novel qualitative research methods, with a particular focus on the construction and apprehension of multi-layered temporality. Terry is a member of the international team working on Visions of Policing, an ESRC-funded ORA Round 7 project. Before returning to academia, Terry worked in a social corporation focusing on migrant workers' issues in Southeast Asia. 







I completed his PhD in University of Macau to study the multi-activity structure in training workshops Incorporating my work experience as a worker-management communication trainer. It explores time as a multi-layered phenomenon relevant to the participants’ practical achievements in the course of the training sessions. In this endeavour, I took inspiration from Goffman’s frame analysis, and introduced his concept of projection to replace action as a general analytical unit for any meaningful of strip spontaneous activity by interactant(s). This theoretical innovation allowed my analysis to sustain and describe different levels of temporality in the training workshop as a non-exclusive and mutually constitutive gestalt-contexture. I named this analytical method as Projection Analysis (PA) after its basic unit. I have introduced the theoretical bases of PA in two journal articles in The Sociological Review and Philosophia Scientiæ respectively.

Before joining Cardiff, I was the Postdoctoral Researcher for the ESRC-funded project Perceived threats and ‘stampedes’: a relational model of collective fear responses. The project engages Transport for London to review and investigate actual mass emergency incidents in London Underground. The engagement includes the video analysis of actual incidents using CCTV footage. To protect the personal data in the CCTV footage, we have developed a comprehensive GDPR-compliance system infrastructure for the data sharing, storage and processing of CCTV data on top of securing the university's ethics approval. The data protection infrastructure includes Data Protection Impact Assessment, data-transfer and storage solution, access control policy, and data anonymisation method. After securing the data in June 2021, the project team conducted case studies to reconstruct the perception of threats and the subsequent sequential interplays between different social categories in situ by examining CCTV footage of selected cases in a multi-angle frame.