Jing Wu

Senior Lecturer

Department of Sociology and Work
Visiting address
Skanstorget 18
41122 Göteborg
Room number
Postal address
Box 720
40530 Göteborg

About Jing Wu

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I was promoted to associate professor of sociology in March, 2023. I am Program Director of International Master's Program in Strategic Human Resource Management and Labour Relations (SHRM & LR) since Summer 2020. I am Senior Lecturer (universitetslektor) at the Department of Sociology and Work Science since Autumn 2019. I had been Associate Senior Lecturer (biträdande lektor) at the department from 2015 to Summer 2019. I obtained my doctoral degree with the thesis "European Older Adults’ Well-being and Suicide in the Societal and Family Context" in April 2014 from Tallinn University, Estonia. The thesis was awarded as the best doctoral dissertation in Social Sciences, the University Student Research Competition for 2014, Tallinn University, Estonia and the first prize for doctoral dissertation in social field, the Student Research Competition for 2014, Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs, Estonia.

MSoSc in Social Work, 2007, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

BA in Social Work, 2003, National Women’s University of China, Beijing

Main research interest

Subjective and objective well-being of older people and welfare state; social in/exclusion and social protection of older people; care provision for older people; active and healthy ageing; comparative ageing research, suicide/depression prevention, mental health promotion

Current research

I am engaged in research issues and activities (including workshops, seminars and conferences) within the framework of AgeCap – Center for Ageing and Health, GU.

I have recently been involved in the Forte research project "Suicidalt beteende hos äldre och vägen tillbaka till livet (Suicidal behavior among older adults and the way back to life)" (2016-2022) which was led by Prof. Margda Waern from the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology (the Sahlgrenska Academy). More info:

I had been involved in the interdisciplinary project "What We Are and What We Do - How Genetics and Living Conditions Impact on Dementia Among Older People" (2015-2018), which was led by Prof. Björn Halleröd from the Department of Sociology and Work Science (University of Gothenburg) and Prof. Ingmar Skoog from the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology (the Sahlgrenska Academy). The project focused on the interplay of social and genetic factors in the development of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

Teaching and supervision

Social (in)equality, social relations, family and welfare state, mental health and well-being, ageing issues, European studies, working conditions and human resource management, labor market from national and international perspectives, Teacher Education courses, and quantitative methods etc.; supervision of master and bachelor theses in Sociology, Work Science and HRM (human resource management).

Journal reviews

Reviewer in the following peer-reviewed journals:

Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies

Frontiers in Public Health

The Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry

Social Inclusion

International Journal of Comparative Sociology

Archives of Suicide Research

BMC Public Health