SHARP Professor Bingqin Li’s research is on social policy and governance. Her current projects include governance of age-friendly community, local government motivation in delivering complex social programs, social inclusion and integration, urban governance, and social spending.
She has particular expertise on China, conducts comparative studies of social policies between Australia and China and on social service and community development of the Chinese population in Australia. Her research has been published in academic journals in social policy, urban studies and public policy, such as Urban Studies, Environment & Urbanisation, Social Policy & Administration and Public Administration and Development.
Bingqin Li has played an important role in introducing international social policy research to China, through editing two series of translated series of key texts.
Bingqin has also consulted international organisations, such as the World Bank, European Union, the WHO, UNESCAP, IIED, and the DFID. She is also on the advisory board of research centres in universities in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
She is frequently invited to give talks in universities and give public talks in Europe and Asia.
- Urban governance in the context of urbanisation, aging society and fast economic growth
- Particular expertise on China’s development. Also works on other countries in Asia, and on comparative studies of policies between Asia and the West
- Social policy and community development of Chinese population in Australia as part of adaptive response to social policy in multi-cultural society