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Cheng Shi

Lingnan University

Cheng Shi

Dr Cheng SHI is currently a Research Assistant Professor at School of Graduate Studies and Institute of Policy Studies, Lingnan University. She also serves as the Associate Programme Director of Master of Social Sciences in Health Services Management. Prior to her current position, Dr SHI worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong. She received her PhD in social policy from Remmin University of China.

In general, Dr Shi investigates how social policy can respond to dynamic care needs against socio-demographic changes and its impact on the formal-informal caregiving and service utilisation, from both demand and supply side to assist evidence-based policy making. Her research focuses on three interrelated areas, including 1) long-term care policy, 2) retirement arrangement and care preference, and 3) advancing support for people living with dementia.


Countries China; Hong Kong SAR;
Topics Access to care; Care needs poverty and deprivation; Community-based LTC; Economics of LTC; LTC Policy; LTC Systems; LTC systems in LMIC countries; Outcomes for unpaid/informal carers; Unmet needs;
Methods Cost analysis; Quantitative data analysis; Questionnaire; Surveys;
Role Research;
Interest Groups Community-based approaches to dementia care; Data Science; Economics of Long-Term Care; Long-Term Care Policy; Quasi-experimental methods; Strengthening Responses to Dementia;
Research interests

Ageing and social policy; Retirement planning; Long-term care; Intergenerational relationship; Dementia; Economic analyses of care utilisation;

Key publications

SHI, C., CHAN, W., & YANG, J. (In press). Choice of formal and informal care among community-dwelling older people with or without dementia under a long-term care insurance pilot program in China. Australasian Journal on Ageing.

Shi, C., Wong G., Choy C., Wong KYK., Lum T., & Yu D. (2022) Are we on the same page? Multiple stakeholders and service users priorities for dementia care and policy: a Delphi study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 133, 104300. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2022.104300.

Shi, C., Hu B., Feng M. and Wong G. (2020) Report from Mainland China: Policies to Support Long Term Care during the COVID-19 Outbreak. Country report in, International Long Term Care Policy Network, CPEC-LSE, 18th April 2020,

Shi, C., & Hu, B. (2020). Preferences for formal social care in rural and urban China: evidence from a national survey. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 63(1-2), 19-40.