About Me

I am a writer, scholar and researcher. At present, I am a Visiting Fellow at the Social Policy Research Centre at the University of New South Wales. I have also worked as a research policy analyst with Sydney-based, China Matters. 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.