ESRC Digital Good Network

PhD student

  • Shaoying Zhang PhD student - Resilience Digital Good Network Shaoying

Shaoying Zhang is a PhD student in resilience as part of the Digital Good Network, working with Professor Helen Kennedy and Dr Ros Williams to explore how people’s everyday digital disconnection practices intertwine with digital well-being.

Shaoying joined the Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield in October 2023. Before that, she completed her first master’s degree in Sociology at the Renmin University of China; and her second master’s degree in Marketing at Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, focusing on young consumers’ relationships with their smart devices during the global pandemic. Shaoying’s current research interests fall at the intersection of digital well-being and digital disconnections.