Haiyan is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Education Policy and Leadership. She studied in Mainland China, UK and HK and worked in tertiary institutions in Mainland China and Hong Kong over the past decade. Before joining the Institute in 2012, she worked at the Institute of Higher Education, Fudan University at Shanghai, China.
Her research interests include education leadership and school principalship in China and influence of the social and cultural context on schooling across Chinese societies. Her studies in these fields emphasize on building indigenous understandings about how Chinese school leaders develop teachers, promote teaching and learning and improve schools.