Jingwen joined the Centre for Care in July 2023 as a Research Associate working on Care Data Infrastructure. Her research interests are in ageing, inequalities in health and care, gender, and life course with a strong focus on quantitative methods.
She studied her PhD in Social Statistics at the University of Manchester funded by ESRC (advanced quantitative methods). Her project focuses on internal migration and health and well-being in later life in China from a gendered life course perspective. Previously, she received her MSc in Social Medicine and BSc in Demography from Renmin University of China.
Alongside her studies, Jingwen has engaged in several research projects related to ageing, health and gender using longitudinal data analysis techniques. These projects include, “work-family life courses, gender and well-being in later life” and “contextual determinants of domestic violence”. In addition, she worked within a multi-disciplinary team of researchers and non-academic partners to review evidence on “ethnic inequalities in healthcare in the UK”.
In her role at the Centre for Care, Jingwen is working with Professor Matthew Bennett to develop collaborative data infrastructure on care with policy and practice partners and utilising the existing care data and advanced quantitative methods to further explore intersectional and life course
inequalities of care.
- Inequalities in health and care
- Life course
- Quantitative methods
Zhang, Jingwen, James Nazroo and Nan Zhang (2023). “Do Migration Outcomes Relate to Gender?
Lessons From a Study of Internal Migration, Marriage, and Later-Life Health in China”. Population,
Space and Place 29, e2659.
Zhang, Jingwen, James Nazroo and Nan Zhang (2022). “Gender differences in rural-urban migration
and its impact on mental health in later life.” Health & Place 77: 102890.
Zhang, Jingwen, Tarani Chandola and Nan Zhang (2022). “Understanding the longitudinal dynamics
of rural-urban health disparities in later life in China.” Aging and Mental Health.
Goldstone, Ross and Jingwen Zhang (2021). “Postgraduate research students’ experiences of the
COVID-19 pandemic and student-led policy solutions.” Educational Review 74(3): 422-43.
Song, Yueping, Jingwen Zhang and Xian Zhang (2021). “Cultural or Institutional? Contextual Effects
on Domestic Violence against Women in Rural China.” Journal of Family Violence 36: 643-55.