Dr Nan Zhang

Presidential Fellow (Academic) & Lecturer (Teaching and Research)

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Research interests

I am broadly interested in exploring social and environmental change and health inequality in the Global South, with a focus on life course approach and neighborhood effects. I held a number of prestigious  fellowships (ESRC Health and Wellbeing pathway AQM funded doctoral project 2012-2016, ESRC Global Challenge Research Fund Fellowship 2016-2017 and Hallsworth Research Fellowship 2017-2018) examining how migration and urbanization affects health and well-being of vulnerable groups (children and older people).  

Since September 2018, I have taken up a position of Presidential Academic Fellowship (Assistant Professorship) to explore ageing, social care, health and wellbeing of older people in transitional societies (i.e., China, India, etc.) under rapid socioeconomic change and demographic transitions.


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Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA)

Cathie Marsh Institute (CMI)

Humanities Bridgeford Street (HBS) Building 

The University of Manchester

Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL


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