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Senhu Wang

Research Fellow

Research interests

Employment, labour market, public health, immigration, race and ethnicity, gender, neighborhood and community, quantitative methods of data analysis, China.

Personal background

Dr Senhu Wang is currently a Research Fellow at the Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge, working for The Employment Dosage: How Much Work is Needed for Health and Wellbeing? He also works for the Group Work / JOBS II Project as a Research Fellow at the Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge. Senhu has obtained his PhD in Sociology at the University of Cambridge. Before coming to Cambridge, he obtained a master's degree from Durham University, UK, and a bachelor's degree from Zhejiang University, China. Using large-scale survey data, his current research explores effects of working time and job quality on workers' mental health and wellbeing. In addition, he has also conducted research on immigration, race and ethnicity, public health, neighbourhood and community, and China. 

Selected publications

Kamerade, D., Wang, S., Brendan, B., Balderson, U. and Coutts, A. (2019) "A shorter working week for everyone: How much paid work is needed for mental health and well-being?" Social, Science & Medicine. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.06.006.

Wang, S. and Hu, Y. (2019) "Migration and health in China: Linking sending and host societies." Population, Space and Place 25(6): e2231. DOI: 10.1002/psp.2231

Mak, H.W., Kim, J. and Wang, S. (2019) "The role of parent-adolescent relationship in the development of (pre)hypertension in young adulthood in the US." Journal of Adolescent Health 64(2): 258-264. DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2018.08.009

Wang, S., Li, S. (2019) Exploring generational differences of British ethnic minorities in smoking behavior, frequency of alcohol consumption, and dietary style. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 16(12): 2241. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph16122241 

Wang, S., Coulter, R. (2018) "Exploring ethnic and generational differences in gender role attitudes among immigrant populations in Britain: The role of neighborhood ethnic composition." International Migration Review. DOI: 10.1177/0197918318802780 

Wang, S.,Ramsden, M. (2018) "Revisiting the 'parallel lives' thesis: Neighbourhood attachment and residential integration of ethnic minorities in England." Population, Space and Place 24(8): e2156. DOI: 10.1002/psp.2156 

Wang, S. (2018) "The role of gender role attitudes and immigrant generation in ethnic minority women’s labor force participation in Britain." Sex Roles 80(3-4): 234-245. DOI: 10.1007/s11199-018-0922-8 

Wang, S.,Mak, H. W. (2018) 'Generational health improvement or decline? Exploring generational differences of British ethnic minorities in six physical health outcomes." Ethnicity and Health. DOI: 10.1080/13557858.2018.1469736 

Wang, S. (2018) "Inching up and socio-economic differentiation: Exploring self-rated health of China’s rural-to-urban migrants from 2005 to 2015." American Journal of Health Behavior 42(5):117-125. DOI: 10.5993/AJHB.42.5.10

Contact details

Senhu Wang
11-12 Trumpington Street
CB2 1AG 
United Kingdom