China Expertise at La Trobe University


NameChina-related research interests
Prof. Kamran AhmedCorporate disclosure; corporate governance, financial accounting; auditing, and accounting policy choice
Asso. Prof. Gordon BoyceAccounting and accountability, social accounting, critical & interpretive perspectives on accounting

Animal, Plant and Soil Science

NameChina related research interests
Prof. Jim WhelanPlant energy metabolism; bio-informatics (close collaboration with Chinese scientists)
Prof. Caixin TangSoil management, plant-soil interactions, rhizosphere chemistry & nutrient dynamics
Dr Richard PetersLizards
Prof.  Ashley FranksRemediation of polluted soils
Prof. Travis BeddoeLivestock-pathogen interactions; Buffalo liver disease and immunology
Dr Jian JinSoil science in Northeast China
Dr Kim JohnsonCell wall biomechanics

Archaeology and History

NameChina related research interests
Prof. Richard CosgrovePleistocene epoch archaeology in the Luonan Basin
Prof. Andy HerriesArchaeology (Guangxi, Yunnan)
Dr Ruth GambleTibetan studies, particularly rapidly changing environment in this region and the effects it has on its inhabitants; environmental history


NameChina related research interests
Prof. Cheryl DissanayakeIdentification and early intervention of ASDS in Tianjin
Dr Josie BarbaroIdentification and early intervention of ASDS in Tianjin

Computer Science

NameChina related research interests
Asso. Prof. Dianhui (Justin) WangData mining and computational intelligence systems for bioinformatics and engineering applications

Biochemistry and Genetics

NameChina-related research interests
Asso. Prof. Hamsa PuthalakathBiochemistry and Molecular Biology
Prof. Weisan ChenCellular immunology, cancer and viral vaccines (close collaboration with Chinese scientists)

Economics and Finance

NameChina Related Research Interests
Dr. Hui (Michael) LiAsset pricing and investment, behavioural research in corporate governance


NameChina related research interests
Dr. Prem KurupSTEM education


NameChina related research interests
Associate Professor Hossam Aboel-NagaGeotechnical engineering, specialising in soil behaviour under multi-physical coupled processes; clay in landfill; thermal ground improvement

Language and Linguistics

NameChina related research interests
Prof. David BradleyLanguage endangerment, minority language policy, Tibeto-Burman languages
Dr. Bao-Qiang GaoContemporary Chinese education and cross-cultural communication
Dr. Yangbin ChenUyghur students in Chinese boarding schools, Uyghur identity and ethnic integration


NameChina related research interests
Prof. Jianfu ChenInternational/comparative law, trade law, human rights law and Chinese law

Management and Marketing

NameChina related research interests
Dr. Alice LiChinese business management, international and cross-cultural management
Prof. Clare D'SouzaConsumer behaviour, social and sustainable marketing, higher education marketing
Prof. Peter DowlingHuman resource management and international management
Prof. Warwick FrostChinese diaspora, Sino-Anglo partnerships in agriculture, nature-based tourism
Asso. Prof. Jennifer Frost (nee Laing)Bendigo's Chinese heritage precinct
Dr Andrew J GilmoreMeasuring trust
Asso. Prof. Mei-tai ChuKnowledge Management
Dr Jasvir Kaur Nachatar SinghInternational students and higher education

Mathematics and Statistics

NameChina related research interests
Dr Peter Van Der KampIntegrable systems

Politics, Media and Philosophy

NameChina related research interests
Prof. John MakehamChinese philosophy, Chinese intellectual history
Assoc. Prof. James LeiboldEthnic and national identity, ethnic policy, Xinjiang
Prof. Nick BisleyDiplomacy, international relations
Prof. Freya Mathews - Hon.Chinese environmental thought, ecological civilization
Dr John JorgensenEast Asian Buddhism
Dr Paul RuleMatteo Ricci, Confucian philosophy, philosophy of religion
Dr Peter WongPre-Qin Confucianism, philosophy of religion, ritual
Dr Gerald RochePolitics of language endangerment and revitalization, with a regional focus on Tibet

Public Health

NameChina related research interests
Prof. Vivian LinHealth policy (on leave with WHO)
Prof. Chaojie (George) LiuChina's health care system, China and global governance in health
Dr. Zhanming LiangHealth services management, quality and safety
Assoc. Prof. David LeggeHealth management in china, health policy in china
Mr. Adamm FerrierCorrectional health management and procurement in health
Dr Heng (Jason) JiangAlcohol and related health issues in China
Dr George MnatzaganianClinical epidemiology
Prof. Irene BlackberryChronic diseases and ageing

Social Inquiry

NameChina related research interests
Dr. Xianbi HuangGuanxi studies, social networks and job mobility
Dr. Brooke WilmsonForced displacement and resettlement