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I'm a current PhD student in Development Policy and Management with the Global Development Institute (GDI) at the University of Manchester since 2021. My research focuses on human resource management, expatriate management, repatriation and career development, and the construction industry in Africa. I'm currently working on my PhD thesis exploring expatriate management in Chinese MNEs in Africa in the construction sector.

I have also undertaken roles as Teaching Assitant for postgraduate courses including, Human Resource Practices 2, Managing Quality in Development, Organisational Development, and Human Resource Planning and Development.

Before doing my PhD, I worked as a human resource manager for a Chinese state-owned company in a wide range of African countries including, Ghana, Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon, and Nigeria for 5 years. I speak Mandarin, English, and French.

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 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, Human Resource Management (International Development) with Distinction, The University of Manchester

1 Sept 202029 Nov 2021

Award Date: 29 Nov 2021

Bachelor of Arts, French, Nanchang University

1 Sept 201130 Jun 2015

Award Date: 30 Jun 2015

Areas of expertise

  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Human Resource Management

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Global Development Institute


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