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Postdoctoral fellow, Australian National University

Hong Xu is a researcher, advocate and doer of transdisciplinary research and cross-culture communication. Hong's research considers how our societies can adapt to and benefit from changes based on the underlying power relations and cultural values that are integral to social change and to the institutional dynamics that mediate human-environment and human-human relations. His current studies focus on investigating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mathematics and sciences. Hong is also interested in global Indigenous Sciences, sustainable natural resource management, trade-offs issues between conservation and development, as well as just transitions to achieve carbon neutral and sustainable development. Hong leads research in cutting-edge transdisciplinary studies, including just transition, policy analytics, sustainable rural development, digital currency, performance legitimacy and social media analysis.


  • 2022–present
    Postdoctoral fellow, Mathematical Sciences Institute, Australian National University
  • 2021–2022
    Research associate, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University
  • 2020–2021
    Research officer, Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University


  • 2022 
    The Australian National University , Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2018 
    The Australian National University, Master of Environment (Advanced)


  • 2022