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Jing Wu

Senior lecturer

Jing Wu
Senior lecturer
+46 31 786 5080

Room number: F222
Postal Address: Box 720, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Skanstorget 18 , 41122 Göteborg

Department of Sociology and Work Science (More Information)
Box 720
405 30 Göteborg
Fax: +46 31 786 4764
Visiting Address: Skanstorget 18 , 411 22 Göteborg

About Jing Wu

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JING WU is Senior Lecturer (universitetslektor) at the Department of Sociology and Work Science since Autumn 2019. Jing Wu had been Associate Senior Lecturer (biträdande lektor) at the department from 2015 to Summer 2019. Jing Wu obtained her doctoral degree with the thesis “European Older Adults’ Well-being and Suicide in the Societal and Family Context” in April 2014 from Tallinn University, Estonia. The thesis was awarded as the best doctoral dissertation in Social Sciences, the University Student Research Competition for 2014, Tallinn University, Estonia and the first prize for doctoral dissertation in social field, the Student Research Competition for 2014, Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs, Estonia.

MSoSc in Social Work, 2007, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
BA in Social Work, 2003, National Women’s University of China, Beijing

Main research interest
Subjective and objective well-being of older people and welfare state; social in/exclusion and social protection of older people; care provision for older people; active and healthy ageing; comparative ageing research, suicide/depression prevention, mental health promotion

Current research
Jing Wu is engaged in research issues and activities (including workshops, seminars and conferences) within the framework of AgeCap – Center for Ageing and Health, GU.

Jing Wu had been involved in the interdisciplinary project "What We Are and What We Do - How Genetics and Living Conditions Impact on Dementia Among Older People" (2015-2018), which was led by Prof. Björn Halleröd from the Department of Sociology and Work Science (University of Gothenburg) and Prof. Ingmar Skoog from the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology (the Sahlgrenska Academy). The project focused on the interplay of social and genetic factors in the development of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

Teaching and supervision
Social (in)equality, social relations, family and welfare state, mental health and well-being, ageing issues, European studies, working conditions and human resource management, labor market from national and international perspectives, Teacher Education courses, and quantitative methods etc.; supervision of master and bachelor theses in Sociology and Work Science.

Journal reviews
Reviewer, Social Inclusion, 1/2019, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, 10/2017; Archives of Suicide Research, 10/2012, 1/2013; BMC Public Health, 11/2010

Latest publications

The impact of social networks and APOE ɛ4 on dementia among older adults: Tests of possible interactions
Jing Wu, Caroline Hasselgren, Björn Halleröd
13th Conference of the European Sociological Association (ESA): (Un)Making Europe: Capitalism, Solidarities, Subjectivities, 29th August - 1st September 2017, Athens, Greece, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

A brief overview of Swedish social work
Jing Wu
Beijing, China, Institute of Social Welfare and Social Progress (Center for Policy Research), Ministry of Civil Affairs, China, Report 2017

Associations between quality of relationships and life satisfaction of older mothers in Estonia, Germany, Russia and China
Jing Wu, Kairi Kasearu, Airi Värnik, Liina-Mai Tooding, Gisela Trommsdorff
Ageing & Society, Journal article 2016
Journal article

Promising community-based practices to postpone the need for institutional elderly care: A descriptive study of community developers in Estonia
Taimi Tulva, Jing Wu, Marju Medar, Zsolt Bugarszki, Koidu Saia et al.
East-West Studies. Journal of Social Sciences of Tallinn University School of Governance, Law and Society, Journal article 2016
Journal article

Social networks may decrease the risk of genes on dementia among older adults?
Jing Wu, Björn Halleröd
The paper was orally presented at the conference "18TH EPA SECTION MEETING IN EPIDEMIOLOGY & SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY: Social Psychiatry and Epidemiology in a changing world", 30th November – 3rd December 2016, Gothenburg, Sweden, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

A systematic review of physical illness, functional disability, and suicidal behaviour among older adults
Madeleine Mellqvist Fässberg, Gary Cheung, Silvia Sara Canetto, Annette Erlangsen, Sylvie Lapierre et al.
Aging & Mental Health, Journal article 2016
Journal article

European Older Adults' Suicide Patterns, Methods and Prevention Programs
Jing Wu
Injury Medicine(Electronic Edition), Journal article 2015
Journal article

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Suicide among older people in relation to their subjective and objective well-being in different European regions
Jing Wu, Airi Värnik, Liina-Mai Tooding, Peeter Värnik, Kairi Kasearu
European Journal of Ageing, Journal article 2014
Journal article


Drug suicide: A sex-equal cause of death in 16 European countries
Airi Värnik, Merike Sisask, Peeter Värnik, Jing Wu, Kairi Kõlves et al.
BMC Public Health, Journal article 2011
Journal article


Social inclusion affects elderly suicide mortality
Andriy Yur'vey, Lauri Leppik, Liina-Mai Tooding, Merike Sisask, Peeter Värnik et al.
International psychogeriatrics, Journal article 2010
Journal article

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