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Jing Wu

Universitetslektor/biträdande

Jing Wu
Universitetslektor/biträdande
jing.wu@gu.se
+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
www.socav.gu.se
socav@socav.gu.se
Fax: +46 31 786 4764
Visiting Address: Skanstorget 18 , 411 22 Göteborg

About Jing Wu

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Presentation
JING WU is Associate Senior Lecturer at the Department of Sociology and Work Science since 2015. 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 policy; social inclusion 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 now involved in the interdisciplinary project "What We Are and What We Do - How Genetics and Living Conditions Impact on Dementia Among Older People", which is 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 focuses on the interplay of social and genetic factors in the development of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

In the long run, Jing Wu will be engaged in other research issues and activities (including workshops, seminars and conferences) within the framework of AgeCap – Center for Ageing and Health.

Publications (selected)
Wu, J., Kasearu K., Värnik, A., Tooding, L.-M., & Trommsdorff, G. (2016). Associations between quality of relationships and life satisfaction of older mothers in Estonia, Germany, Russia and China. Ageing and Society, 36(06), 1272-1294.

Wu, J., Värnik, A., Tooding, L.-M., Värnik, P., & Kasearu, K. (2014). Suicide among older people in relation to their subjective and objective well-being in different European regions. European Journal of Ageing, 11(2), 131-140.

Värnik, A., Sisask, M., Värnik, P., Wu, J., Kõlves, K., Arensman, E., Maxwell, M., Reisch, T., Gusmão, R., van Audenhove, C., Scheerder, G., van der Feltz-Cornelis, C. M., Coffey, C., Kopp, M., Szekely, A., Roskar, S., & Hegerl, U. (2011). Drug suicide: A sex-equal cause of death in 16 European countries. BMC Public Health, 11(1), 61.

Yur'yev, A., Leppik, L., Tooding, L.-M., Sisask, M., Värnik, P., Wu, J., & Värnik, A. (2010). Social inclusion affects elderly suicide mortality. International Psychogeriatrics, 22(8), 1337-1343.

Journal reviews
Reviewer, 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
Report

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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2017

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
Report

2016

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

2015

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

Showing 1 - 7 of 7

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