Dr Lin Fu

Dr Lin Fu

Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology
Research Fellow

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Dr Lin Fu is a Research Fellow in the Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology and a member of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS). She conducts quantitative research on the ‘Vulnerability, migration, and wellbeing: investigating experiences, perceptions, and barriers’ project. Lin’s research interests lie in the fields of migration, vulnerability, wellbeing, behaviour economics, and health economics.

Qualifications

  • PhD (University of Birmingham)
  • MSc (University of York)

Biography

Lin is a Research Fellow on the project ‘Vulnerability, migration, and wellbeing: investigating experiences, perceptions, and barriers’, funded by the Nuffield Foundation and led by Dr Laurence Lessard-Phillips. As a quantitative researcher, her current work focuses on the wellbeing status of groups at risk of vulnerability and factors that shape different types and profiles of wellbeing. Lin completed her PhD in Economics in 2020 at the University of Birmingham, where she worked on the determinants of health-compromising behaviours in China, including smoking, heavy drinking, physical inactivity and obesity.

Doctoral research

PhD title
PhD University of Birmingham (completed January 2020)

Research

  • Access to primary care during the pandemic
  • Wellbeing of individuals at risk of vulnerability
  • Cognitive abilities and unhealthy behaviours
  • Smoking cessation
  • Time discounting and obesity