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Liming Li

Dr Liming Li

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow

Research interests

  • Ageing
  • Child & Family
  • Mental Health
  • Policy

Contact details

Biography

Dr Liming Li is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine. Liming studied Sociology and obtained her PhD in 2020 from the Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge.

Research

  • Ageing
  • Mental health
  • Gender and family
  • Child development
  • Work and employment
  • Public policy evaluations

Liming works on the British Academy funded project ‘Understanding the impact of higher education expansion policy on women’s empowerment’. This project examines the impact of policies that expanded women’s access to higher education on their sense of empowerment, using quantitative (quasi-experimental) and qualitative methods.

Previously, Liming worked on the ESRC-funded programme 'Work, welfare reform and mental health' at the ESRC Centre for Society & Mental Health where she remains an affiliated researcher. She also worked on the EU-funded project 'MINDMAP: promoting mental wellbeing in the ageing urban population: determinants, policies and interventions in European cities'.

Teaching

Liming has experience in convening quantitative research methods modules and supervising dissertations at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Further details

See Liming's research profile

    Research

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    Mindmap: Promoting mental wellbeing in the ageing urban population

    Identifying the opportunities offered by the urban environment for the promotion of mental wellbeing and cognitive function of older individuals in Europe.

    Project status: Ongoing

    Reproduction research cluster logo
    Reproduction research cluster

    Our interdisciplinary group examines the complex social, cultural, and political dimensions of reproduction.

    News

    England's anti-loneliness programme has no impact on loneliness, isolation, or depression amongst older people

    As we head towards Christmas, a recent study shows campaign to tackle loneliness in the over-65s hasn't worked

    Loneliness in the elderly

    Children's mental health worsens after mothers forced to seek employment

    A welfare-to-work reform has increased employment rates for lone mothers but at a cost to her and her children’s mental health, new research shows.

    Person curdled up in distress

      Research

      Elderly-hand-global-ageing-800x533
      Mindmap: Promoting mental wellbeing in the ageing urban population

      Identifying the opportunities offered by the urban environment for the promotion of mental wellbeing and cognitive function of older individuals in Europe.

      Project status: Ongoing

      Reproduction research cluster logo
      Reproduction research cluster

      Our interdisciplinary group examines the complex social, cultural, and political dimensions of reproduction.

      News

      England's anti-loneliness programme has no impact on loneliness, isolation, or depression amongst older people

      As we head towards Christmas, a recent study shows campaign to tackle loneliness in the over-65s hasn't worked

      Loneliness in the elderly

      Children's mental health worsens after mothers forced to seek employment

      A welfare-to-work reform has increased employment rates for lone mothers but at a cost to her and her children’s mental health, new research shows.

      Person curdled up in distress