Dr Shuo Wang

EBS - Strategy, Operations and Entrepreneurship (SOE)
Dr Shuo Wang



Shuo Wang is a Lecturer of Business and Management in the Strategy, Operations, and Entrepreneurship Group at Essex Business School. Before moving to Essex, she worked in the department of HRM & Leadership at Newcastle Business School, where awarded her PhD in Human Resource Management. Shuo has accumulated rich work experience in supervising students’ dissertations/projects, and delivering high-quality student-centred and research-informed teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Her research includes (but not limited to) career development, healthcare workers & medical careers, women's careers, work-life balance, emotions at work, and occupational psychology. Her current research focuses on female medical professionals' career development in China. Her work has under reviewed by top rank journals, such as Applied Psychology (4* Journals of Distinction), Career Development International, and Human Resource Management International, etc. She is the main participant and coordinator of two running projects funded by National Social Science Foundation (China). RESEARCH AREAS AND INTERESTS Women's careers Gender and work Healthcare workers & Medical careers Career transitions Work-life interface (work-family balance and/or conflicts) Occupational psychology Confucian culture & career development PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP AND ACADEMIC SERVICES Membership of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Membership of British Academy of Management (BAM) Membership of the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) Academic Reviewer for Career Development International British Association for Chinese Studies GRANTS: FUNDING AND PROJECT Open Project of International Cooperation Research: Main participant and coordinator (2020-2023). Funded by the state laboratory of subtropical architecture South China University of Technology. Project title “Reconstruction of Cultivation Spaces in Contemporary China”. This project has the foundation and accumulation of international scientific research cooperation. The numbers of the international cooperation unit of this project are from universities in the UK, France, the United States and China. Project title “Research on Social Influencing Factors of Doctor-patient Trust and Its Intervention in China”: Main participant (2017-2021). Funded by National Social Science Foundation (China). CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS & INVITED TALK 2021 (28 April 2021) "Women and Global Entrepreneurship: Contextualising Everyday Experiences." British Academy of Management Online Conference, UK. (5-6 June 2021) "Symposium on: Confucian Education Revival". Online Conference, China. (8th August 2021) "Rethinking Confucian revival in contemporary China through empirical perspectives". Online Social Theory Workshop. Society, China. 2020 (27-29 June 2020) “BPCS Conference 2020: China and the Shared Future: Transformation, collaboration, and challenges.” Online Conference, UK. (24-25 June 2020) “PGR virtual Mini-conference,” Northumbria University, UK. 2019 (8 June 2019) “SOAS Graduate Conference in Chinese Studies,” University of London, London, UK. (8-9 June 2019) “BPCS Annual Conference 2019: China's Global Role in the New Era,” University of Cambridge, UK. (5 March 2019) “Street Level Bureaucrats Research Seminar,” Northumbria University Newcastle, Newcastle, UK. 2018 (14-15 December 2018) “International Conference on the Changing Nature of Careers: Implications for a Sustainable World,” Centre for Human Resource Development, India. (26-27 October) “Postgraduate Chinese Studies Conference 2018,” University of Glasgow, UK. (11th October) “The Sociological Review and the History of the Discipline,” Keele University, UK. (12-13 October) “CHEW Conference 2018,” University of Oxford, UK. (12-14 September) “BACS Annual Conference,” King's College London, UK. (29 August- 01 September) “EACS 2018 Glasgow Conference,” University of Glasgow, UK. (5-6 June) “UFHRD 2018 Doctoral Symposium,” Northumbria University Newcastle, UK. (21-22 June) “BPCS Annual Conference,” The University of Oxford, UK. (18 January) “Positioning Your Research for Impact and Interactive Data Visualisation”, Northumbria University Newcastle, UK. 2017 (27-28 September) “Early Researchers Forum of The World Confucian Conference,” China. (07-09 September) “BACS Annual Conference,” The University of Glasgow, UK. (14-15 June) “BPCS Annual Conference,” The University of Sheffield, UK.


  • PhD in Human Resource Management Northumbria University,

  • MSc in Business and Management University of Hull,

  • PGcert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education University of London,

  • PGcert Research Training University of Hull,


University of Essex

  • Lecturer in Business and Management, Strategy, Operations, and Entrepreneurship Group (SOE), Essex Business School (26/4/2021 - present)

Other academic

  • Associate Lecturer in Leadership & Human Resource Management, University of Northumbria at Newcastle (2/9/2019 - present)


Journal articles (4)

Wang, S., Wang, C. and Blenkinsopp, J., Opt-out from public hospitals: Understanding Chinese women's challenge, balance and authenticity in their career transitions. (Working paper). Career Development International

Wang, S., Work for family: Confucian role ethics and emerging family-oriented authenticity in women's career transitions (working paper). Journal of Social Sciences

Blenkinsopp, J., Wang, S., Spehar, I. and Eniola, O., The Remains of the Day: Dealing with Regret in Later Career. (An international review). Applied Phychology

Wang, C. and Wang, S., Self-authenticity in women's vocational behavior: Career development and family interface of Chinese female physicians. (Under review). Asian Journal of Women's Studies

Conferences (3)

Wang, S. and Blenkinsopp, J., Some choices, many constraints: exploring the career development of female medical professionals in China.

Wang, S., Work for family: Confucian role ethics and emerging family-oriented authenticity in women's career transitions

Wang, S. and Blenkinsopp, J., The Remains of the Day: Dealing with Regret in Later Career.

Thesis dissertation (1)

Wang, S., Choices or Constraints? Applying the Kaleidoscope Career Model to the Careers of Female Doctors in China.



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18 hours/week