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Ning Wang

Biography:

Ning Wang completed her MPhil in Social and Developmental Psychology at the University of Cambridge in 2011, having carried out her research project in The Psychometrics Centre. A psychology graduate of Peking University, in 2007 she joined the Laboratory of Clinical Psychology, guided by Professor Mingyi Qian, chairman of the 5th World Council for Psychotherapy. Ning's research has focussed on the moderating effects of empathy on the relationship between egocentrism and altruistic behaviour, combining questionnaire surveys with behavioural experiments to explore both trait and state empathy. Her practice in a psychiatric hospital has involved interviewing and the use of projective tests in a clinical context. Ning is currently reading for an MPhil in Social and Developmental Psychology at the University of Cambridge.

Ning Wang's interests are widespread. During the 29th Beijing Olympic Games she worked in 'the Nest' as a media operations volunteer (English language). She particularly enjoys voluntary work with a focus on infantile autism. In 2006, for example, she joined the Xining Children's Home in Qinghai Province, an institution that provides for children with learning and physical disabilities and autism, teaching maths to adopted pre-school children. Ning is widely travelled, visiting Singapore and Japan in 2008 as part of a government exchange programme and in 2009 participating in the 'Go to Africa' programme in Ghana, sponsored by BTP, Hong Kong University. Her hobbies include craft making and travelling.