Shu Chen

Shu Chen

Postgraduate Research Student
Risk & Actuarial

School of Risk & Actuarial - PhD in Risk & Actuarial Studies (in progress), UNSW | MSc in Global Health, Duke University | B.A. and B.S., Peking University

About Shu

Shu Chen is currently a PhD candidate at UNSW (with a Scientia PhD Scholarship) and is trained as a global health researcher with a medical background, specialised in health systems and policy research before joining UNSW. She has six years of full-time research / working experience and strong quantitative and qualitative research skills in health policy and systems. Shu worked as a full-time research staff member in the Health Policy and System Team at the Global Health Research Center of Duke Kunshan University (DKU) in China for four years, where she participated / led several national and international health policy and research projects. She also served as the Associate Director of Infectious Diseases Portfolio at FHI 360 in China for approximately one and a half years, overseeing an NIH-funded projects to build out clinical research capacity across more than 20 TB clinical sites and lead TB-related clinical trials. She has also been working as a consultant for important global health funders such as the World Bank and the Gates Foundation. She has published over 15 peer-reviewed journal articles and five conference oral / poster abstracts, and two book chapters. Shu completed her undergraduate study at Peking University Health Science Center (Medical School) in China and obtained a master’s degree in global health at Duke University in the US.

Thesis Title: Financing long-term care services and insurance: evidence from China


Dr. Katja Hanewald, Professor Bingqin Li and Professor Hazel Bateman

Research Interests

Shu is interested in conducting interdisciplinary research related to economics, policy and system issues on health and ageing, such as financing health and long-term care services and insurance, evaluation of health and long-term care policies, particularly in China and other developing countries.

Research Grants

  • UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship
UNSW Business School