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Research interests

My research interests lie in the field of health and social care of minority ethnic communities.  I conducted a number of studies to examine the mental health needs of people from Chinese backgrounds in the UK.  I was involved in research study funded by NIHR, to look at the experience of social care of Chinese people with physical disabilities. 

I was also involved in a project which was funded by Erasmus Plus EU grant.  The project involved working with three Chinese universities in mainland China, to support them to further develop training programme for agency supervisors (practice educators).

Other research interests include working with interpreters in health and social care settings, and practice education in social work. 

Education/Academic qualification

Mental Health , PhD, Role of Social Networks in the Pathway to Care of Chinese people living with mental health issues in England , University of Hong Kong

1 Sept 200812 Dec 2013

Award Date: 10 Dec 2013

Education, Postgraduate Certificate of Education, Teaching award, Liverpool John Moores University

15 Sept 200430 Jun 2006

Award Date: 1 Jul 2006

Mental health , Postgraduate certificate in mental health and approved social work, Approved Social Work, Liverpool John Moores University

15 Sept 199830 Jun 1999

Award Date: 30 Jul 1999

Mass communications, MA in Mass Communications, University of Leicester

1 Oct 199131 Aug 1992

Award Date: 2 Oct 1992

Social Work , BSW, Bachelor of Social Work , University of Hong Kong

1 Oct 198630 Jun 1989

Award Date: 30 Aug 1989

External positions

Committee member , British Association of Social Work, Diaspora Social Worker Special Interest Group

1 Aug 2023 → …

external examiner, The University of Winchester

1 Jan 20201 Dec 2023

external examiner , The University of East London

1 Oct 201631 Aug 2017

Committe member , UK Association for Chinese Mental Health

1 Sept 20002017

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