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Asst Prof Shannon Ang
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences
Assistant Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (Courtesy Appointment)
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Shannon Ang is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Nanyang Technological University. He uses primarily quantitative methods to pursue his research interests in life course sociology, focusing on the health and social lives of older adults. So far, he has studied the social support and social participation (including online participation) of older adults, and their implications for mental and physical health outcomes. Findings from these studies have been published in academic journals such as Social Science and Medicine, Demography, American Journal of Epidemiology, and Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological and Social Sciences, amongst others.
Social Gerontology
Health and Demography
Social Connectedness
Sociology of the Life Course
Quantitative Methodology
  • An examination of social participation and health among older adults in Singapore using two nationally representative surveys
  • Cerebrovascular Health, Adult Learning, Resilience and Mechanisms: CHARM Study
  • Intergenerational relationships and well-being in Singapore
  • Longitudinal and cross-national analyses of older adults’ social connectedness
  • Synergizing online and offline social participation to advance health and digital research among older adults
  • Towards Successful Ageing: Leveraging A Community-Engaged Digital Health Technologies Ecosystem in Promoting Physical Activity and Well-Being Among Future and Current Seniors
  • Trends in social support for different cohorts of older adults in Singapore using two nationally representative surveys
Courses Taught
HS2002 Doing Social Research
HS2009 Sociology of the Life Course
HS4039 Medical Sociology
AG6001 Ageing Asia: Interdisciplinary Perspectives