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Research Expertise:

I am an interdisciplinary social researcher, and my work is informed by the fields of sociology, psychoanalysis, and pedagogy. My research contributes to theoretical, empirical and methodological knowledge through: 

  • Understanding the psychic, social, and discursive influences on Chinese diaspora, Chineseness, and broadly ethnic diversity and migration-related issues (including mental health, physical activity and sport)

  • Developing creative approaches to research: arts-based, (auto)ethnograhic and digital methods

Indicators of Esteem:

I am a recipient of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship, AIESEP Young Scholar 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 from the European Union Horizon 2020 Scheme, Economic and Social Research Council, British Academy, Australian Research Grant Council, and philanthropic donations.



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)


ILM Level 5 Certificate in Effective Coaching and Mentoring Qualification number: 603/3758/8

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