Jessica Ng

Jessica Ng

PhD candidate

Department of Social Policy

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Key Expertise
NGOs and the third sector, LGBT, Sexuality

About me

Research topic:

Surviving Success: Organisational Adaptation in Post-Success Environments

Prior to joining the PhD programme in Social Policy, I taught on NGOs and state-society relations in China as a graduate teaching assistant on the LSE-Peking University Summer School. My previous graduate work hypothesised the effects of Christian international NGOs on LGBT activism in China. Currently, I’m engaged in doctoral research which uses the case of LGBT organisations in post-same-sex marriage Ontario, Alberta, and Quebec to understand how organisations adapt to political and economic forces when the social policy context of what they do has changed. Other research I’m working on looks at HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in Britain, and the persistence of minority HIV service organisations in Toronto.

I hold an MSc in Social Policy and Development (NGOs) from the LSE, and an Honours BA in Canadian Studies with minors in Sexual Diversity Studies and English Literature from the University of Toronto. A Canadian, I am from the wild forests and icy fjords of suburban Toronto.

Research interests:
Organisational development and evolution; organisational success and failure; NGOs; third sector; LGBT; sexuality; Canada; UK

Supervisors: Dr Timothy Hildebrandt, Professor David Lewis

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Expertise Details

NGOs and the third sector; unintended effects of social policy; LGBT and sexualities