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Dr Tiantian Chen

Former Research Assistant

Dr Tiantian Chen

Former Research Assistant


Tiantian Chen is a research assistant on the project “Geographies of Digital Divide: A data-driven approach to understanding structural determinants of digital inequalities” funded by  John Fell Fund. Her research assesses the landscape for two examples of the digital divide: labour-saving technologies (in particular AI) and digital health literacy for vaccination uptake.

Tiantian holds a PhD degree in sociology at University of Cambridge. In her doctoral thesis, she conducted a multi-sited qualitative investigation to analyze human-assisted reproduction technology policies in China.

In addition to her research, Tiantian serves as a trustee of Global Health 50/50, an evidence-driven charity that advances action and accountability for gender equality in global health. She is also a director of an urban regeneration development company which brings underutilized brownfield land back into affordable housing.

Research Interests

Technology and society, health equity, gender and family relations

Positions at the OII

  • Research Assistant, July 2023 - December 2023

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