Before joining the Social Policy Research Unit, I completed my PhD in Social & Policy Sciences at the University of Bath in 2021. My PhD research explored the different long-term care policymaking experiences in China through a comparative study of Beijing and Shanghai. This project grew out of my previous research on ageing policies at Beijing Normal University China Philanthropy Research Institute (CPRI), China’s leading social policy think tank.
Through my work experience at CPRI, the Ministry of Civil Affairs, and the Red Cross Society of China and my studies on public administration and social policy, I have developed a strong interest in the policymaking process, local government, social care, and NGOs. In addition, my PhD studies also generated an interest in qualitative research methods and comparative studies.
As a research associate, I am currently working on the National Institute for Health Research School for Social Care Research funded project ‘Developing a resource to support localities address user and family understanding of, and engagement with, reablement: The EAGER project.
- PhD (Social & Policy Sciences), University of Bath
- MSc (Public Administration), Leiden University, the Netherlands
- MSc (Management Sciences), Wuhan University, China
Current / recently completed research
Developing a resource to support localities address user and family understanding of, and engagement with, reablement: a development and implementation study (The EAGER project)December 2021 - September 2023
This study will develop a resource/toolkit to support reablement services (in partnership with services along the referral pathway) who are seeking to improve engagement with reablement.
- Visiting Fellow, Centre of Analysis of Social Policy, University of Bath
- Researcher, Beijing Normal University China Philanthropy Research Institute (CPRI)