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Dr Wenjing Zhang PhD, MSc, BSc

Research Associate

 

I am a Research Associate 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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Article
Zhang, W., Rand, S., Milne, A., Collins, G. and Silarova, B. (2022) "The quality of life of older carers and the people they support: an international scoping review", Health and Social Care in the Community. Wiley, pp. 1-12. doi: 10.1111/hsc.13916.
Rand, S., Zhang, W., Collins, G., Silarova, B. and Milne, A. (2022) "Applying a dyadic outcomes approach to supporting older carers and care-recipients: A qualitative study of social care professionals in England", Health and Social Care in the Community. Wiley. doi: 10.1111/hsc.13914.
Abrahamson, V., Zhang, W., Wilson, P. M., Farr, W., Reddy, V., Parr, J., Peckham, A. and Male, I. (2021) "A Realist Evaluation of Autism ServiCe Delivery (RE-ASCeD): Which diagnostic pathways work best, for whom and in what context? Findings from a rapid realist review", BMJ Open. BMJ. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-051241.
Zhang, W. (2021) "Market-Oriented Policies on Care for Older People in Urban China: Examining the Experiment-Based Policy Implementation Process", Journal of Social Policy. Cambridge University Press, pp. 1-19. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0047279421000131.
Abrahamson, V., Zhang, W., Wilson, P. M., Farr, W. and Male, I. (2020) "A Realist Evaluation of Autism ServiCe Delivery (RE-ASCeD): Which diagnostic pathways work best, for whom and in what context? Protocol for a rapid realist review", BMJ Open, pp. 1-8. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-037846.
QI, D. and Zhang, W. (2018) "Reviewing assessment frameworks of children in need and their families in England", Journal of China Social Work.
Book section
Izuhara, M. and Zhang, W. (2022) "Social Policy in East Asia", in Alcock, P., Haux, T., McCall, V., and May, M. (eds.) The Student's Companion to Social Policy. Wiley-Blackwell. Available at: https://www.wiley.com/en-us/The+Student%27s+Companion+to+Social+Policy%2C+6th+Edition-p-9781119744870.
Zhang, W. and Wang, Y. (2021) "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., Wang, Y. P., Chen, Y., Shan, J., and Wei, H. (eds.) Urban Inequality, Segregation & Integration in Europe & China. Springer, pp. 233-250. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-74544-8.
Research report (external)
Peckham, S., Eida, T. J., Zhang, W., Hashem, F., Spencer, S., Kendall, S., Newberry Le Vay, J., Buckley-Mellor, O., Samuel, E. and Vohra, J. (2021) Creating Time for Research: Identifying and improving the capacity of healthcare staff to conduct research. Cancer Research UK. Available at: https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/sites/default/files/creating_time_for_research_february_2021_-_full_report-v2.pdf.
Internet publication
Zhang, W. and Willis, P. (2019) Creating inclusive care home environments for older LGBT+ residents, Research in Practice for Adults (RiPfA). 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, Ageing and the Lifecourse Research Group. Available at: https://ageingandthelifecourse.blogs.bristol.ac.uk/2019/05/30/death-talk-and-loss-talk/.
Conference or workshop item
Rand, S., Zhang, W., Collins, G., Silarova, B., Milne, A., Ramsbottom, H., Della, O. and Christina, R. (2022) "How might a dyadic approach improve social care-related quality of life of older carers? Evidence from interviews with social care professionals in England", in. British Society of Gerontology Annual Conference 2022. Available at: https://www.britishgerontology.org/DB/general-events/bsg-annual-conference-2022.
Rand, S., Zhang, W., Silarova, B., Collins, G. and Milne, A. (2022) "The Dyadic Impact of Social Care: Supporting older carers and the people they care for", in. NIHR School for Social Care Annual Conference.
Zhang, W., Greig, J., Darton, R., Saloniki, E.-C., Towers, A.-M. and Blurton, P. (2022) "Understanding and supporting older people's moves into and between social care settings: a scoping review", in. British Society of Gerontology Annual Conference 2022. Available at: https://www.britishgerontology.org/DB/general-events/bsg-annual-conference-2022.
Abrahamson, V., Zhang, W., Farr, W., Male, I., Parr, J., Kenny, L., Grahame, V., Allard, A., Reddy, V., Saunders, G. and Wilson, P. (2021) "How can we deliver timely and high quality diagnosis for children with possible autism in the UK: a rapid realist review of autism service delivery literature", in. Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Conference 2021, BMJ. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2021-rcpch.97.
Zhang, W., Rand, S., Milne, A., Silarova, B. and Collins, G. (2021) "The impact of social care on quality of life of older carers and the people they care for: a scoping review", in. British Society of Gerontology 50th Annual Conference. Available at: https://www.britishgerontology.org/public/31949/BSG_Conference_Book_2021_Online_v2.pdf.
Rand, S., Zhang, W., Collins, G., Silarova, B. and Milne, A. (2021) "Supporting older carers and the people they care for: The dyadic impact of social care", in. Supporting older carers during COVID19: Key messages from research in England. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdOPRgkMlcI.
Zhang, W. (2020) "National Care Chain: How is rural-urban migration shaping the provision of care for older people in China?", in. Ageing Migration and Movement Symposium.
Peckham, S., Eida, T. J., Zhang, W., Hashem, F., Spencer, S., Kendall, S., Newberry Le Vay, J., Buckley-Mellor, O. and Vohra, J. (2020) "Time for Research: Improving research capacity in the health service post COVID-19", in. National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference 2020.
Zhang, W. and Wang, Y. (2020) "Qualitative Methods and Social Network Analysis: Towards An Integrative Approach", in. Sheffield Methods Institute seminar series.
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.
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.
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