Lai-Ha Chan (Ph.D. in International and Asian Studies, Griffith University, Australia) is a Senior Lecturer in the Social and Political Sciences Program, School of Communication, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Technology Sydney, Australia.
Lai-Ha was a Fung Global Fellow in the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Princeton University, New Jersey, United States in the academic year 2016-2017. Since 2016, she has been an External Associate of the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalism, the University of Warwick, UK.
Her research interests revolve around global governance and China’s role in it, including public health, humanitarian intervention and international development. Her current research centres on China’s economic statecraft and infrastructure investment through the means of its Belt and Road Initiative, and their impact on regional order-building in the Indo-Pacific.
She is the sole author of China Engages Global Health Governance: Responsible Stakeholder or System-Transformer? (2011), and a co-author of China’s Engages Global Governance: A New World Order in the Making? (2012). Her peer-reviewed articles have appeared in Australian Journal of International Affairs (2016 and 2017), Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations (2014), Review of International Studies (2012), PLoS Medicine (2010), Global Public Health (2009), China Security (2009), Third World Quarterly (2008) and Contemporary Politics (2008). The last was awarded as the Best Article for the journal in 2008.