Dr Nan Zhang

Presidential Fellow (Academic)

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Research interests

Having a background in public health and social epidemiology, I am broadly interested in exploring social change and health inequality in low-and middle-income countries, with a focus on life course approach and neighborhood effects. My pevious projects (ESRC Health and Wellbeing pathway AQM funded doctoral project 2012-2015, ESRC Global Challenge Research Fund Fellowship 2016-2017 and Hallsworth Research Fellowship 2017-2018) were looking at how migration and urbanization affects health and well-being of vulnerable groups (children and older people).  

From 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. 

Methodological knowledge

I have experience in applying advanced quantitative methods (multilevel modelling, growth curve models and multiple imputations in particular) within large-scale longitudinal studies, qualitative research methods (fieldwork, interviews, diaries, etc.) and mixed-methods research. I have published both quantaitive and qualitative research. 

Further information

Email: nan.zhang-2@manchester.ac.uk  

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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