Lynn Tang is a sociologist with her core research area in mental health, inequalities and related policies. She has a special interest in lived experience and service users' perspectives. She has researched on the recovery journey of Chinese mental health service users in the UK and suicide prevention in Hong Kong. Her book, Recovery, Mental Health and Inequality (Routledge, 2017), was shortlisted for BSA Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize. Her publications also appear in journals such as British Journal of Social Work, International Journal of Social Psychiatry, Community Development Journal, Mental Health Review, and a few edited books such as the Routledge International Handbook of Mad Studies and Community Organising Against Racism. Her current project is on suicide, collective trauma and political crisis in Hong Kong.
Prior to joining the University of Liverpool, she was an Assistant Professor in Lingnan University's Department of Sociology and Social Policy and the University of Hong Kong's Jockey Club Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention. In HKU, she led a multidisciplinary evaluation and knowledge dissemination team for an online crisis support service for youth in Hong Kong. In the UK, she had worked at the University of Birmingham's Centre of Excellence for Interdisciplinary Mental Health. Since 2022, she has been appointed as a Visiting Senior Lecturer at the Service User Research Enterprise (SURE) at Kings College London.