Dr Qian Fang
Research Officer

Dr Qian Fang

  1. University of New South Wales, UNSW Research Making Impact
    UNSW Research Making Impact is a comprehensive professional development program that supports academics to develop critical, interpersonal, and technical skills required for the successful engagement of external partners, collaborators, and funding bodies to make a positive change in the world.
  2. University of New South Wales, Certificate of Foundation of University Learning and Teaching
Arts,Design & Architecture
Social Policy Research Centre

Qian Fang received her PhD in Social Policy in 2018. She is a post-doctoral researcher at Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales.  Her research approach is to study social policy through the lens of social service nongovernment organisations (NGOs). Her research combines Chinese and Australian comparative analysis with particular focus on cultural responsiveness of social services and international Chinese community comparative research. Another line of her research is Chinese social policy analysis and comparative analysis of disability policies in China and Australia.

+61 2 9385 0324
252 Goodsell Building
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Fang Q; Fisher K; Li B, 2021, 'How can co-production help to deliver culturally responsive disability support? A case study from Australia', Health and Social Care in the Community, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hsc.13364
    Journal articles | 2021
    Fang Q; Li B, 2021, 'Social policy change and learning in the process of poverty alleviation in China (中国扶贫进程中的社会政策变迁和政策学习)', Journal of East China University of Science and Technology. Social Science Edition, pp. 2 - 28
    Journal articles | 2020
    Fang Q; Fisher KR; Li B, 2020, 'Follower or Challenger? How Chinese Non-governmental Organizations Manage Accountability Requirements from Funders', Voluntas, vol. 31, pp. 722 - 735, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11266-019-00184-7
    Journal articles | 2018
    Cortis N; Fang Q; Zhenfang D, 2018, 'Social service purchasing in China: Rationale, features, and risks', Asian Social Work and Policy Review, vol. 12, pp. 200 - 208, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aswp.12151
  • Reports | 2022
    Fang Q; Fisher K; Poon A; Duong J; Lee J; Li B, 2022, Australian Chinese Disability Peer Support Groups in Sydney, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/jgx2-ms38
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Zhong X; Li B; Fang Q; Deng Z, 2021, 'Family policy and family resilience in the developmentalist China', Sun Yat Sen University, Guangzhou, presented at Forum on Welfare State and Social Policy: Comparative Research from China and South Korea, Sun Yat Sen University, Guangzhou, 20 March 2021 - 21 March 2021
    Reports | 2019
    Fang Q; Fisher K, 2019, Culturally Responsive Disability Support-Community Access Network (CAN), Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5d805638467d7
    Reports | 2018
    Purcal C; Giuntoli G; Wehbe A; Fang Q; Kayess R; Fisher K; Johnson K, 2018, Outcome evaluation of icare lifetime care Community Participation Grants, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5b83387b77e50, http://unsworks.unsw.edu.au/fapi/datastream/unsworks:51990/bin27b833d1-ab9b-439f-b9a8-969d0370106f?view=true

1. Coproducing social support for migrants in the digital era: Online migrant peer support groups in Australia and ChinaAustralia-China Joint Action Program, Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

How could online peer support groups run for and by migrants be more effective? By examining online migrant peer support groups in Australia and China, this project will provide much-needed empirical evidence to inform better models of social support to migrants in the digital era. Answers could help reduce social support disparities for disadvantaged and vulnerable groups in both countries.

2.​​​​Culturally responsive disability support with Chinese people in Sydney, Disability Innovation Institute UNSW, 2020-2021

The action research project is about how disability support organisations facilitate and support peer support groups for people with disability and their families from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and how the support is related to organisational cultural responsiveness in disability support.

3. Social support for Chinese families with children with disability, UNSW, 2019-2020

This project aims to understand the social support experiences of Chinese families with children with disability in Sydney, Beijing, New York City and Taipei. Findings of this project will contribute to the knowledge about culturally responsive disability support and generate implications for policies and support services for people with disability from diverse cultural backgrounds.

4. Disability support organisations coproducing culturally responsive support with CALD communities, UNSW and St Vincent de Paul Society NSW, 2018-2019

The action research project is about how disability support organisations provide culturally responsive supports to enhance the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) experience of Australian Chinese people with disability, their families, and communities in Sydney. The project involves action research in three Chinese peer support groups set up in 2018, exploring the process and outcome of co-production between the organisations and Australian Chinese people with disability and their families.

2019 ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellowship Mentoring Scheme

2019 UNSW President's Awards 2019 nominees (Diversity and Respect)

2014 Australia China Youth Dialogue (ACYD) Chinese delegate

2013-2017 University International Postgraduate Award, UNSW