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Yan-Shing joined the Department of Child and Family Health as a lecturer in 2016. She obtained her Master's and PhD degrees at the University of Cambridge and also worked on the Cambridge Review of Primary Education in England. Prior to joining King's in 2013, she worked as a researcher within the higher education sector, and the voluntary sector. She has a background in early childhood and primary education. 

Her current research focuses on maternal, child and family health and wellbeing, taking a life course approach, in the global health context. She is also engaged in developing and applying medical devices and digital technologies to healthcare and healthcare education. She works with international collaborators including those from low and middle-income countries. She has conducted several systematic reviews and primary research on infant feeding, and interventions to support families and women with complex medical and social needs. Her expertise includes co-design participatory research, cross-cultural comparative studies, as well as intervention and service evaluation.

Research Interests 

Maternal and child health and nutrition, infant feeding, breastfeeding, postnatal care for women with complex medical and social needs, development and use of digital technologies and medical devices in healthcare and healthcare education, parenting, home-school relations, parental engagement in children’s learning, family relationships, and relationship support across the lifespan. 

Yan-Shing is an Associate Editor of the Midwifery Journal.

Yan-Shing is a member of the medical device research team led by Professor Patricia Grocott.

Yan-Shing is currently part of the COVID-19 and breastfeeding research review team led by the University of Warwick Clinical Trials Unit.

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Research Profile


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