Shiwei Chen

Medical Sociologist at Erasmus University Rotterdam

I am a medical sociologist working on issues related to health equity, medical education, migration and minority, and transdisciplinatity. As a sociologist and field researcher my own research trajectory bridges the social and life sciences. I hold a PhD in Sociology from Nanyang Technological University Singapore (NTU) and studied migration, identity politics, formations of boundaries and categories with a focus on Northeast China, South Korea and North Korea. While working and living with migrants, I developed a keen interest in promoting health equity and conducted postdoctoral research in medical sociology and medical education at the Imperial College London-NTU joint medical school and Nanyang Centre for Public Administration at NTU. My current research project at Eramus University Rotterdam focuses on the interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research infrastructures that faciliate academic work to create positive societal impact in the fields of health equity, healthcare access, preventive healthcare, inequality, diversity and inclusion.