I am a researcher and analyst of Chinese politics, society and foreign policy, and a freelance Chinese language tutor and translator. I am co-author of the book China and the New Maoists (Zed Books, 2016) with Kerry Brown.
I am currently based in Sydney, Australia, and lived in Beijing for three years.
In 2014, I graduated from Peking University with a Master of International Relations (Diplomacy) on a full Chinese Government Scholarship. My coursework and thesis were completed entirely in Mandarin Chinese. I also hold a Bachelor of Arts (Languages) from the University of Sydney with majors in Chinese Studies and Arabic Language, Literature and Culture.
My analysis of Chinese diplomacy and China-Middle East relations has appeared in The Diplomat, Lowy Interpreter and Sino-NK.