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Haoyu Suo

Visiting Student

Haoyu Suo was a Visiting Student at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing from 1st October 2022 to 1 April 2023.

Haoyu Suo is a Ph.D. Candidate of the Institute of Population Research at Peking University. He is mainly interested in social gerontology, social services for older adults, disability and aging health, particularly: Age-friendly city/community; Social participation among the older adults; Timebanking development in China; and Disability inclusion.

He has published several peer-reviewed articles and conference papers about social participation among older adults and people with disability as well as older adults care services in China. He has won ‘National Merit Scholarship’ three times (Doctor’s\Master’s\bachelor’s) awarded by Chinese Ministry of Education.

Sponsored by the Chinese Red Cross Foundation, he and his colleagues carried out four rounds of nationwide investigation regarding the development of timebanking in China (responsible investigator: Pro. Chen Gong) and drafted the China TimeBanks Development Research Report, the first report in this field in China.

His recent research focuses on how timebanking engagement affects older adults ' social capital.