Simone van Nieuwenhuizen

Simone van Nieuwenhuizen was Project and Research Officer at the Australia-China Relations Institute, University of Technology Sydney from 2017-2019.

Simone holds a Master of International Relations (Diplomacy) from Peking University and a Bachelor of Arts (Languages) from the University of Sydney. Her most recent position was Project Officer at the University of Sydney, where she helped establish its Centre in China. Simone has also held research and project roles at the University of Sydney China Studies Centre, as well as the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy and the Lowy Institute for International Policy. She is co-author of China and the New Maoists (2016, Zed Books).

Her research interests include Chinese foreign policy and diplomacy, and China-Middle East relations. Simone speaks Mandarin Chinese and Arabic.