School of Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
Dr Angela Zhang is a social anthropologist whose research explores cultural understandings of ageing, health and wellbeing. These themes are evident in her recent work on care for nursing home residents. A current Senior Research Coordinator in Food and Health of Adelaide Dental School, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences of the University of Adelaide, she is passionate about enabling people to live a good life as they age. She believes this starts by developing a better understanding of the everyday experience of people who are ageing. She received the Australian Government Postgraduate Award and Emerging Researchers in Ageing Conference Bursary in 2015.
My research explores cultural understandings of ageing, health and wellbeing. These are themes in my work on care for nursing home residents. My forthcoming book with Berghahn Books is titled At home in a nursing home: An ethnography of movement and care in Australia. I am a social anthropologist and currently an Adjunct Fellow in School of Social Sciences of the University of Adelaide.
Date Position Institution name 2022 - ongoing Senior Research Coordinator The University of Adelaide 2021 - ongoing Adjunct Fellow School of Social Sciences, University of Adelaide 2015 - 2016 research assistant University of Adelaide
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2015 Scholarship Australian Postgraduate Award University of Adelaide Australia -
Language Competency Chinese (Mandarin) Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title University of Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosophy Institute of Psychology, China Academy of Sciences China Master of Psychology Peking University China B. of Psychology Beijing Normal University China B. of Arts
Date Title Institution Country 2014 - 2020 Doctor of Philosophy University of Adelaide Australia
Year Citation 2023 Zhang, A. R. Y., & Zivkovic, T. (2023). Rethinking Restriction in Residential Aged Care: Dis/Abling Movement and Relations in the Time of COVID-19. Space and Culture, 14 pages.
2023 Zhang, A. R. Y., Attrill, S., Eliott, J., Ankeny, R. A., & Moynihan, P. (2023). Application of co-design in residential aged care: a scoping review protocol.. JBI evidence synthesis, Publish Ahead of Print.
Year Citation 2022 Zhang, A. (2022). At home in a nursing home: an ethnography of movement and care in Australia.
Date Role Membership Country 2014 - ongoing Member Australian Association of Gerontology Australia
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