Researchers

Dr Sarah Rogers
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. She is a China Studies specialist with research interests in health policy, gender, and China's global engagement. She is currently working on two large grants: (1) an ARC Discovery Project 'Enhancing sleep and wellbeing in working families', which identifies the social and biological determinants of sleep; and (2) a Ford Foundation grant to conduct research on Chinese investment projects in Indonesia. Her research has been published in academic journals such as Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies, BMC Public Health, and Chinese Sociological Review.