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Dr Wenjing Zhang PhD, MSc, BSc

Research Assistant

 

I am a research assistant at CHSS in the University of Kent’s School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR). My research expertise and interests focus on health and social care, ageing and social policy. With experience using both qualitative and quantitative methods over 9 years studying the health and social care sector, I have worked on a few policy- and practice- oriented research projects. Straddling the fields of social gerontology and public policy implementation, I especially focus to adapt and extend concepts developed in a Western context to the study of East Asian policy implementation.

Prior to joining CHSS in July 2019, I worked as a research and teaching associate at the School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol. As a research associate (2018-2019), I was involved in the projects including ‘Creating Inclusive Care Home Environments for Older LGBT+ People’ (funder: ESRC), ‘Information and Guidance for Unpaid Family Carers: Reviews of Local Authority Websites in England’ (funder: NIHR School for Social Care) and ‘Death Talk and Loss Talk in an Age of Longevity’ (funder: Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research).

As a lecturer and seminar tutor at the University of Bristol (2016-2019), I have taught “Comparative and International Social Policy” and “East Asian Social Policy” and qualitative and quantitative methods and statistical packages, including “NVivo and Qualitative Analysis”, “Lab Training for Dissertation with SPSS Analysis” and “Segregation and inequality in the UK” (Q-step).

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Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Article
QI, D. and Zhang, W. (2018). Reviewing assessment frameworks of children in need and their families in England. Journal of China Social Work.
Research report (external)
Zhang, W. (2014). Impacts of Rural Migration on Primary Education: A Case Study in Shiquan Village. Guangdong Civil Affairs.
Internet publication
Zhang, W. (2019). Intergenerational Relations Events [Online]. Available at: https://ageingandthelifecourse.blogs.bristol.ac.uk/2019/07/08/intergenerational-relations-events/.
Zhang, W. and Willis, P. (2019). Creating Inclusive Care Home Environments for Older LGBT+ Residents [Internet Article]. Available at: https://www.ripfa.org.uk/blog/creating-inclusive-care-home-environments-for-older-lgbt-residents/.
Zhang, W. (2019). Death Talk and Loss Talk in an Age of Longevity – A Conversation With the Facilitators of Talk [Online]. Available at: https://ageingandthelifecourse.blogs.bristol.ac.uk/2019/05/30/death-talk-and-loss-talk/.
Conference or workshop item
Zhang, W. and Lloyd, L. (2019). Information and Guidance for Unpaid Family Carers: Reviews of Local Authority Websites in England. In: British Society of Gerontology 48th Annual Conference.
Zhang, W. (2018). The marketisation of care in Europe and urban China. In: Social Care for Older People and Marketization Trends.
Zhang, W. (2018). Warm Words, Cold Front: Hard Times for Older Carers of Older People. In: Social Care for Older People and Marketization Trends.
Zhang, W. (2018). Policy process and barriers of the marketization of care in urban China. In: British Society of Gerontology 47th Annual Conference. Available at: https://www.britishgerontology.org/events-and-courses/past-conferences/2018-manchester.
Zhang, W. (2017). Emerging quasi-market of home care for older people in urban China. In: British Society of Gerontology 46th Annual Conference. Available at: https://www.britishgerontology.org/events-and-courses/past-conferences/2017-swansea.
Zhang, W. (2017). Home care for older people in urban China: impacts of the marketisation process. In: Wales and South West England Social Work Doctoral Conference. Available at: https://sites.google.com/site/dswscrc/home.
Zhang, W. (2016). Home care for older people in urban China: impacts of the marketization process. In: 4th International Conference on Evidence-Based Policy in Long-Term Care.
Zhang, W. (2015). Marketization of care for older people in the global context. In: Mission, Profession, and Future – 2015 Shanghai International Medical (Health) Social Work Conference.
Thesis
Zhang, W. (2018). Home Care for Older People in Urban China: An Analysis of the Marketisation Process. Available at: https://research-information.bristol.ac.uk/en/theses/home-care-for-older-people-in-urban-china(1b05c82f-473f-4fd4-8749-1052e4121fb0).html.
Forthcoming
Zhang, W. and Wang, Y. (2019). Characterising social integration between rural migrants and local residents in urban China: An exploratory social network analysis of care workers in Shanghai. In: Pryce, G. ed. Urban Inequality, Segregation & Integration in Europe & China. Springer.
Zhang, W. (2019). Market-oriented policies on care for older people in urban China: examining the implementation gap. Journal of Social Policy.
Total publications in KAR: 16 [See all in KAR]
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