Policy Researcher, Our Hong Kong Foundation, HK
Helen So is a policy researcher specialising in the field of Arts Innovation at the Public Policy Institute of Our Hong Kong Foundation. An avid arts advocate, Helen co-authored Hong Kong’s first policy advocacy paper that acknowledges and calls attention to the inclusive, non-discriminatory, and preventative agency of arts in Hong Kong, with recommendations for a more concerted government effort in making arts a solution for health and wellbeing while fostering a more inclusive society. Helen holds a Master of Studies in Musicology & Ethnomusicology at St. Catherine's College, University of Oxford, and has spoken in professional symposia about her dissertation on the efficacies of music intervention and therapy on Alzheimer’s patients in Hong Kong and the UK. Helen currently probes topics ranging from arts inclusion to design thinking, as well as issues on creative spaces, of urban design, and the creative and cultural economies in Hong Kong, Mainland China and internationally.