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Postgraduate Research Student 

Department of Sociology, Social Policy, and Criminology



Chenfei is a PhD candidate at the School of Law and Social Justice, the University of Liverpool, but based off-site at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in China. Before that, Chenfei obtained her Master of Science at the University of Glasgow. 


Chenfei’s research interests lie in elderly care and gerontechnology. Her doctoral thesis explores the development of smart elderly care in urban China and investigates the determinants of smart elderly care technology adoption among urban older people and caregivers.

Thesis title

'Urban elderly’s receptions and perceptions of technology in smart elderly care industry'.

Dates of study

PhD start date: November 2019

PhD completion date: March 2024


Dr. Yu Song (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University)

Prof. David Goodman (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University)

Prof. Susan Pickard (University of Liverpool)