Ms. Lynn Tang

Assistant Professor (Research)

I worked at the University of Birmingham’s Centre of Excellence for Interdisciplinary Mental Health, before completing my PhD study in Sociology at the University of Warwick. My PhD research, which explores how social inequalities shape the recovery journeys of Chinese mental health service users in the UK, was funded by the UK Government Overseas Student Award, Warwick Postgraduate Research Scholarship and British Sociological Association (BSA) Phil Strong Memorial Prize. Prior to joining the Centre, I taught at Tung Wah College and involved in researches on labour and social issues in greater China. My book,  Recovery, Mental Health and Inequality (Routledge, 2017) was shortlisted for BSA Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize. My publications also appear in journals such as British Journal of Social Work, Community Development Journal, Mental Health Review, Journal of Contemporary Asia and a few edited books. In the Centre, I participate in various research and evaluation projects such as Online Crisis Support for Youth and teach the course  Suicide: Risk, Research and Realities.

Research interest: 

Mental health, inequalities and diversities, work and wellbeing, suicide prevention, civil society