Yuan Gao is a senior research officer at the Centre for Higher Education Equity & Diversity Research (CHEEDR), La Trobe University. Prior to this position, she performed as a Research Officer at the Centre for International Research on Education Systems (CIRES), Victoria University. Yuan obtained her Doctoral degree from Melbourne CSHE, The University of Melbourne, and her M.Ed. with distinction from the University of Bristol and the honours Bachelor degrees from Peking University, China. Yuan’s research interests align with globalisation and internationalisation of higher education, intercultural education, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education, and Chinese diaspora in Australia.