TANG Lynn, Prof.

  • 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong

  • 7 Scopus Citations
  • 2 Scopus h-Index
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Chinese Name



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.

Research interests

Mental health, Inequalities and diversities, Work and wellbeing, Suicide prevention, Civil society

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Research Output 2014 2019

Civil society in South China since 2015: withering or re-embedment?

CHAN, C. K. C. & TANG, L., 19 Jul 2019.

Research output: Other Conference ContributionsPresentationPresentation

civil society
non-governmental organization

Moving the boundaries : co-creating an innovative online crisis support services for youth in Hong Kong

YIP, P. S-F., TANG, L., NGAI, K. & CHOW, S., 27 Jun 2019.

Research output: Other Conference ContributionsPresentationPresentation

Hong Kong
university research
1 Scopus Citations

Recovery, Hope and Agency: The Meaning of Hope amongst Chinese Users of Mental Health Services in the UK

TANG, L., 1 Mar 2019, In : British Journal of Social Work. 49, 2, p. 282-299 18 p.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)Researchpeer-review

Mental Health Services
health service
mental health
Mental Health