Monthly Archives: August 2010

Readings page

I’ve added a new Readings page to my blog.  I want this to be a living document, incorporating relevant readings from my work on the topics of ethnicity, identity, health and society.  Please comment, critique and contribute. Thanks.

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Increasing “racial” diversity in clinical trials

I’m currently writing a paper with my colleague on how to increase the racial diversity in clinical trials.  From the title itself, you can tell there’s a tension in terminology.  Writing from a UK institution for a USA-based journal challenges … Continue reading

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Contact and identity: The experience of ‘China goods’ in a Ghanaian marketplace

This was my Masters dissertation that was recently published in the Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology.  The title is:  “Contact and identity:  The experience of ‘China goods’ in a Ghanaian marketplace”.  It was quite the experience conducting this … Continue reading

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The ol’ environment argument again

Reading through the daily health news on New York Times last week, I came across this article, rehashing the argument for making changes to our obesogenic environment as a way forward to tackling obesity – the disease of the decade … Continue reading

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The first post

An introduction. My name is Jing Jing, I’ve been living in Edinburgh, Scotland for the past year and a half working at the University of Edinburgh as a researcher. The project is a large-scale, multi-method study looking at how to … Continue reading

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