Dr Ning Tang

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Senior lecturer in sociology

Phone 0114 225 6064
E-mail n.tang@shu.ac.uk

I have teaching responsibilities at different levels of undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD studies. As an international Coordinator, my main responsibility is to develop and manage partnerships with Chinese institutions promoting student inward and outward mobility, and international research.

On the reserach side Ning has interests in trans-national education, international student mobility and internationalisation of higher education. Her research areas also cover gender and employment including women, ethnic minorities and local labour market studies, employment and unemployment analysis; comparative studies on flexible employment and households, working time and employment patterns of women and men, work life balance etc. Her research experience includes her PhD project conducted at the University of Aberdeen, a sociological study on how women combined academic work and motherhood in different country contexts.

Ning's teaching includes MRes Qualitative Research Methods teaching and PhD supervision. She welcomes PhD applications in research areas of international mobility, women and work, women in higher education, gender, education and employment in an international and/or comparative context.

Ning's research expertise includes

  • cross-national survey design
  • quantitative data collection and analysis
  • qualitative techniques
  • literature reviews
  • comparative research methods

Selected publications

Tang N, Nollent A, Barley R, Wolstenholme C (2009) Linking outward and inward mobility - how raising the international horizons of UK students enhances the international student experience on the UK campus commissioned by UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA)

Bennett, C. and Tang, N. (2008) 'Tough at the Top: women's career progression an example in the local government sector', in Policy for a change: local labour markets and gender equality ed Yeandle, S., Bristol: Policy Press (forthcoming).

Tang, N., Nollent, A., Garner, I. and Wolstenholme, C. (2008) 'UK student international mobility at Sheffield Hallam University', project report submitted to the Faculty of Development and Society, Sheffield Hallam University.

Tang, N. and Nollent, A. (2007) The UK-China-Hong Kong Trans-national Education Project Report, launched on 5 July 2007, London, the British Council.

Tang, N. and Poole, G. (2006) 'The interim project report on e-survey of the UK-China-Hong Kong Trans-national Education Project', the British Council.

Drew, S., Tang, N., Poole, G. and Willis, B. (2006) 'Trans-national Education - UK Higher Education institutions response to increase global demand project report', the British Council.

Tang, N. and Cousins, C (2005) 'Working Time, Gender and Family: An East-West European Comparison', Gender, Work and Organisation, Vol. 12(6): 527-550.

Tang, N. (2005) Invited book review on Mothers' Employment and Childcare Use in Britain, by G. Paull and J. Taylor with A. Duncan, Economica, The London School of Economics and Political Science.

Cousins, C and Tang, N. (2004) 'Working time and work and family conflict in the Netherlands, Sweden and the UK', Work, Employment and Society, Volume 18(3): 531-549.

Tang, N. (2002) 'Interviewer and Interviewee Relationships between Women', Sociology, Volume 36(3): 703-721.

Conference presentations

'Challenges of transnational education in a global context: examples from China, Hong Kong and the UK'. Second Global Studies Conference, 30 May-1 June 2009, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

'Qualified ethnic minority women: How useful are the concepts of human and social capital in explaining their labour market access?' Equal Opportunities International Conference, 1-3 July 2008, University of East Anglia, UK (forthcoming).

'Organisational restructuring in the Local Authority Sector: Implications for women's career development', Work, Employment and Society International Conference, 12-14 September 2007, University of Aberdeen, UK.

'Ethnic Minority Women with Qualifications: Aspirations and Dilemmas', ESRC seminar key speaker, 17 July 2007, Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

'Emerging Models of Transnational Education in China and Hong Kong', Keynote speaker, The UK-China-Hong Kong project report launch Event, 5 July 2007, London: the British Council.

'Gender and diversity in the leadership of English local authorities: Examples from a research project', Third transatlantic dialogue Leading the future of the public sector conference, May 31 - June 2, 2007, University of Delaware, U.S.A.

'Transnational Education - UK HEIs' Response to Increasing Global Demand', Going Global Conference, 7 December 2006, Edinburgh, UK.