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Liu (Kris) Chang

Visiting Student

Kris was a Visiting Student at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing from 1 October 2021 to 12 March 2021.

She is a final-year PhD candidate at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University with postgraduate scholarship and Project Associate at the Institute of Active Ageing of the same institution. She has served as guest lecturer at the Hong Kong University and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Kris has been active in the field of social gerontology, with research interest in intergenerational relationships, caregiver stress and burden, and care planning in ageing families. She has published and co-authored in works in international academic journals.

She is currently working on her doctoral project which is about filial anxiety and preparation for caregiving among one-child generations in China. During her stay at OIPA, she would like to share the perspectives and research findings from China and attract more attention to the research areas of anticipatory caregiving stress and caregiving preparation among adult children.

Publications (* corresponding author)

  1. Liu, C., Zhou, S., & Bai, X. (In press). Ageing in China. In H. Selin (Ed.), Ageing Across Cultures: Growing Old in the Non-Western World. Springer International Publishing.
  2. Bai, X., Liu, C.*, Song, Y. J. & Sorensen, S. (2021). Adaptation and validation of the Preparation for Future Care Needs Scale for Chinese older adults in Hong Kong. The Gerontologist. Online first.
  3. Liu, C. & Bai, X., & Knapp, M. (2021). Multidimensional retirement planning behaviors, retirement confidence, and post-retirement health and well-being among Chinese older adults in Hong Kong. Applied Research in Quality of Life. Online first.
  4. Bai, X. & Liu, C.* (2020). Financial strain and attitude toward retirement among aging Chinese adults: The influence of family. Family Relations, 69(5), 907-920.
  5. Liu, C. & Bai, X. (2019). Handbook of theories of aging (3rd ed.), China Journal of Social Work, 2019, 92-94.
  6. Liu, C. & Bai, X. (2019). Kin Availability. In D. Gu & M. E. Dupre (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging. Springer International Publishing.
  7. Bai, X., Lai, D., & Liu, C. (2020). Personal care expectations: Photovoices of Chinese ageing adults in Hong Kong. Health and Social Care in the Community. 28(3), 1071-1081.
  8. Bai, X., Li, Z. L., Chen, J., Liu, C., & Wu, X. G. (2019). Socioeconomic inequalities in mental distress and life satisfaction among older Chinese men and women: The role of family functioning. Ageing and Society. 28(4), 1270-1281.
  9. Bai, X., Liu, C., Baladon, L., & Rubio-Valera, M. (2018). Multidimensional determinants of the caregiving burden among Chinese male caregivers of older family members in Hong Kong. Aging and Mental Health, 22(8), 986-995.