Lynn Tang worked at the University of Birminghams Centre of Excellence for Interdisciplinary Mental Health, before completing her PhD study in Sociology at the University of Warwick. Upon graduation, she taught at Tung Wah College. Before joining Lingnan University, she was an Assistant Professor (Research) at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, the University of Hong Kong, leading a multidisciplinary evaluation and knowledge dissemination team for an online emotional support service for youth.
Lynn has researched on topics such as health, migration, ethnicity, gender, labour and civil society. Her core research area is mental health, inequalities and related policies, with a special interest in service users lived experience and perspective. Her 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. Her book, Recovery, Mental Health and Inequality (Routledge, 2017), was shortlisted for BSA Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize. Her publications also appear in journals such as British Journal of Social Work, International Journal of Social Psychiatry, Community Development Journal, Mental Health Review, Journal of Contemporary Asia and a few edited books.
Mental health, Inequalities and diversities, Work and wellbeing, Suicide prevention, Civil society