Researchers

Dr Sarah Rogers

Dr Sarah Rogers

Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Chinese Studies, Asia Institute

Dr Sarah Rogers joined the Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies in 2016 as a Research Fellow. Sarah is a human geographer specialising in social and environmental change in rural China. Her research interests include hydropolitics, poverty alleviation, resettlement, and agrarian change. She is a Chief Investigator on ARC Discovery Project DP180100519 (2018-2020) examining the restructuring of China’s agricultural sector, and is conducting research on poverty resettlement with a grant from the Ford Foundation. Sarah’s research has been published in Nature, Global Environmental Change, and Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers.

Dr Lei Yu
Dr Lei Yu

Dr Lei Yu

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Lei Yu joined the Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies as a Research Fellow in May 2019. Her research interest lies in the social policy, public finance and governance studies of contemporary China and comparative policy studies. She has recently conducted research on migrant housing challenges as part of a research project funded by the Ford Foundation, that examines evolving social policy and practices in the context of China’s ‘new-type’ urbanisation. Lei holds degrees in International studies (BA, RMIT), Asian studies (Hons, University of Melbourne), and Chinese Public Policy studies (PhD, University of Melbourne). Her doctoral thesis investigated the evolution of Chinese affordable housing policy and its effect on improving people’s housing welfare among different social groups

Dr Monica Tan
Dr Monica Tan

Dr Monica Tan

Research Fellow

Dr Monica Tan joined the Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies as a Research Fellow in January 2020. Her research interests include health policy, state-society relations, and social determinants of health and inequalities, with a primary focus on China. She also holds another Research Fellow position at the School of Social and Political Sciences, working on an ARC Discovery Project DP180101217, which aims to identify the social and biological determinants of sleep and their links with health, family and economic policy recommendations. She completed her PhD at the Asia Institute at the University of Melbourne in 2019.