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My research focuses on (1) Chinese Diasporas, (2) Diversity, Ethics and Social Justice, and (3) Creative Research Methods.

I work and supervise research students within an interpretive, and transformative research frameworks.

(1) Chinese Diasporas in Health and Sport


This area of research aims to build and connect the findings of Chinese diasporas (e.g. British Chinese, UK HongKongers, Chinese Australians, Chinese international students) in the areas of health and sport to psychosocial and cultural aspects of migration and education. Specifically, I have an international standing on my original and sustained research focus on understanding Chinese diasporas' experiences in sport and health, and their relationships with society. 


(2) Diversity, Ethics and Social Justice


The second area aims to promote an understanding of diverstiy, ethics and social justice in health and sport. My scholarship has provided insights into knowledge production, identities, race/ethnic-relations, and LGBTQ+ rights related to health and sport with minorities and their relationships with society.


(3) Creative Research Methods


This area of research focuses on using creative research methods to develop new ways of knowing with and representatons of vulnerable and resilient communities. This work aims to reach the broader communities by my public engagement activities which include arts-based methods work, and frequent invited talks by educational and diversity organisations. The work has increased awareness of contemporary cultural and ethical issues in health and sport for community and inclusion.

Indicators of Esteem:

I am a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Research Fellow (2019–2020), AIESEP Young Scholar (2011) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). I am an editorial board member of Sport, Education and Society, an associate editor for Leisure Sciences, and an Adjunct Fellow at the Institute for Culture and Society in Western Sydney University.



I am a named investigator on research funding (> £800,000) from the European Union Horizon 2020 Scheme, Economic and Social Research Council, British Academy, Australian Research Grant Council, philanthropic donations, Western Sydney University Research Funding Schemes, and University of Bath Public Engagement Funds.

I am an interdisciplinary social researcher. My work is informed by socio-cultural studies in sport and leisure, health and physical pedagogy, critical theory, psychoanalysis, and New Confucianism.



The University of Queensland



The Chinese University of Hong Kong


BEd (Hons)


University of Sydney

Master of Cultural Studies


The University of Edinburgh

PG Dip in Global Health (Non-Communicable Diseases)

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