Project Manager and Research Associate for C-CHANGE, Cicely Saunders Institute
Ping qualified as a nurse in China in 2000. She has experience of providing high quality, patient centred, evidence based care within neurological medicine and cardiac surgical settings. A year's experience of working in aged care in Sydney, Australia prompted her to reflect on health and social care in a wider international context. Between 2007 and 2012, Ping successfully completed her MSc and PhD at the University of Nottingham, UK.
Ping's PhD project was a randomised controlled trial evaluating a preoperative education intervention designed to reduce anxiety and improve recovery among Chinese cardiac surgery patients. Whilst studying for her PhD, she was also involved in three large projects: ethnicity, diversity and spirituality; universities' public engagement; and the use of mobile technologies among allied health professionals. Before joining Cicely Saunders Institute, she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Kingston University and St George’s University of London working on a mixed methods scoping review of cardiac self-management.
Ping’s research expertise lies in intervention research, and includes quantitative and qualitative methods. She has experience of leading and managing different projects in clinical trials and undertaking documentary reviews and qualitative interviews. Ping is a reviewer for several international journals such as Patient Education and Counselling and International Journal of Nursing Studies. She is also a member of RCN International Scientific Advisory Panel.