Writer ~ Scholar ~ Researcher

About Me

I am a writer, scholar and researcher. At present, I am a Research Fellow at the Lowy Institute and Visiting Fellow at the Social Policy Research Centre at the University of New South Wales. My career has spanned from academia to the policy world and beyond.

Coming from a scholarly and policy background but with a passion for art and culture, I bring to my work the best of both worlds: rigorous analysis and high attention to detail. My work is multidisciplinary: I am interested in the intersections of art, development studies, political science and sociology, and this is reflective of my education, work experience and skills set.

I have written and researched extensively about civil society, non-governmental organisations, development, policy, public health, migration and, art and museums. Problem-driven and policy relevant, my research speaks to practitioners, academics and the general public. Being bi-lingual in Chinese and English has given me the opportunity to present my work and engage with a broader audience. While my expertise in China is widely recognised, my work is comparative and international in scope.

Professional Skills

Professional Skills

Research, Writing, Analysis
In-depth research, rigorous analysis and an engaging narrative are the foundations of impactful writing. I begin by asking the right questions and understand my audience to craft the perfect piece.

Cataloguing is an indispensable part of managing a collector, gallery or museum’s main asset, the collection. I engage with the collection and in-depth research to appreciate its value, in order, to catalogue and give context to each object as it relates to the collection and to the broader material cultural history.

Teaching, Instruction, Presentation
As a researcher and writer, the ability to engage, share and learn from others is one of the most rewarding experiences. With ten years of teaching, instruction and presentation experience, I ensure the right message is directed at the right audience.


Postgraduate Certificate in Asian Art (Chinese Art), School of Oriental and African Studies, London

Art Museums, Galleries and Curating, Sotheby’s Institute, London

PhD in Land Economy (Development Studies), University of Cambridge

MPhil in Development Studies, University of Cambridge

BA (Hons) History and Comparative Development, University of New South Wales


Op-ed, “Not everyone in China thought the government could handle the coronavirus,” Monkey Cage, Washington Post, 18 April 2020.

Op-ed, “Xi Jinping emerges stronger from COVID-19 outbreak,” The Interpreter, 6 April 2020.

Interview, “Australia urged to partner with China on Pacific aid,” ABC Pacific Beat, 13 December 2019.

Interview, “Australia could benefit from working with China in Pacific: report,” ABC Radio National Breakfast, 13 December 2019.

Interview, “What should Australia do about PRC development activities in the Pacific?” ABC News Channel, 12 December 2019.

What should Australia do about PRC development activities in the Pacific? China Matters Explores Policy Brief, December 2019.

Interested in working together? Let’s get in touch!

If you are interested in working together, like to find out more about my services, including briefing and background papers, research, translation, cataloguing or others, please contact me via email. If you have any questions or would like to explore research collaboration possibilities, please get in touch. I would love to hear from you!

I am a co-editor of the Routledge Research on the Politics and Sociology of China. If you wish to submit a book proposal, please see here.

Email: jenniferhsu [at] cantab.net