• The University of Western Australia (M428), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Dr. Wei Zhang is an early career teaching and research scholar, working in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Western Australia. Her doctoral research compares education policies on international education in both Australia and China, with a focus on global citizenship formation of international students. Wei has a sound track record of contributing to successful transnational programs by leveraging her expertise in Chinese education and educational administration.

Roles and responsibilities

Wei coordinates the Educational Leadership Unit: Leadership for Learning.

Research interests

Wei Zhang's research interests primarily focus on contemporary understanding of the values of progressive education, education leadership, diversity, social justice and equity, and relationality. Current project includes co-authoring of Emerald Academic book series on Teacher Education in China (with C.Cunningham).


English and Chinese

Current projects

  • Emerald Academic book series on Teacher Education in China
  • Ability grouping in Australia schools

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Education, PhD, Edith Cowan University

Award Date: 23 Jun 2022

Graduate Diploma of Education, Primary

Award Date: 31 Dec 2009

TESOL, Master

Award Date: 31 Jul 2008

Industry keywords

  • Education

Research expertise keywords

  • Education Leadership
  • Education and development
  • Gender and cultural studies
  • Sociology Of Education
  • Comparative Education/ International Education

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