I am a Research Fellow at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), at the University of Sussex, UK, for Low Carbon Innovation in China: Prospects, Politics and Practice, an international research project led by Lancaster University, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and an affiliate project of the STEPS Centre, and Executive Editor of chinadialogue.net, a bilingual online journal devoted to open discussion of all environmental issues, with a special focus on China. I edited China and the Environment: The Green Revolution, published by Zed Books in 2013.
I have a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Manchester. From 2012-2013, I was Departmental Lecturer in Human Geography of China at the University of Oxford. In 2013, I was also the International Coordinator of a Special Policy Study, “Promoting Social Media and Public Participation in China’s Green Development" for the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED). I am on the board of the EU-China NGO Twinning Exchange. My research interests include environmental journalism, the politics of climate change, public participation and citizen science.