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Chao Fang

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Chao Fang is a research associate based in the Centre for Death and Society at the University of Bath, UK. He is currently working on a cross-cultural project exploring emotional loneliness of people living in retirement communities in the UK and Australia. Chao is also affiliated with the End of Life Care Studies Group at the University of Glasgow, where he has worked on an international project to analyse end of life care issues between the UK and Japan.

Chao completed his PhD at the Centre for Death and Society in 2018. His doctoral research focused on bereavement experiences across the UK, Japan and China. Since his doctoral study, he has continued to play an active role in facilitating a range of collaborative projects about ageing and end of life care issues across the UK, China, Japan and Australia.


Education/Academic qualification

Sociology, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Bath


Award Date: 22 Nov 2018

Philosophy and cultural studies (religious studies), Master of Arts, Hokkaido University


Award Date: 25 Mar 2014

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Bereavement and Motivation in Three Contrasting Cultures: Britain, Japan and China

Author: Fang, C., 22 Nov 2018

Supervisor: Valentine, C. (Supervisor) & Troyer, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD