Ms Qing Guan

Ms Qing Guan

Position: Lecturer
School and/or Centres: School of Demography


Phone: (02) 612 58934

Location: Level 5, RSSS Building, 146 Ellery Cres


Master of Social Research (Advanced), ANU, Canberra (2015) Bachelor of Arts (Culture and Communication), UIR, Beijing (2011)

Researcher profile:

Thesis title: Spatial Integration of China-born Immigrants in Australia: 1981-2016 (submitted July 2021 for examination)

Qing is a Lecturer at the School of Demography, College of Arts and Social Sciences and a member of the Australian Centre on China in the World. Qing’s research focuses on understanding the trends and consequences of international migration using demographic and statistical tools. She has worked and published on the spatial integration of mainland Chinese immigrants in Australia (including their distribution and resettlement), immigrant population changes and attitudes towards immigrants in Australia, inter-ethnic marriage, international migration estimates in the Asia Pacific region, and internal migration in China.

On the media:

Chinese immigration to Australia ABC Rear Vision

Australia reached a population milestone [in Mandarin] ABC Chinese News

Research Interests

  • Migration theory and modelling
  • Immigrants’ settlement and integration in the destination country (intermarriage, spatial patterns)
  • Spatial analysis
  • Multistate life table
  • Chinese in Australia and Chinese diaspora

PhD Research:

Spatial Integration of the China-born Immigrants in Australia: 1981-2016

Other Research:

Research assistant (2017-2019) in ARC Discovery project: Overcoming the problems of inconsistent migration data in the Asia Pacific

Research assistant (2015-2017) in ARC Discovery project: The demographic consequences of migration to, from and within Australia

Research assistant (2017) in NHMRC project: Accountable fertility treatment: An evidence-based framework for the provision of cost-effective, patient-centred fertility treatment in Australia

Research assistant (2015-2018) in three ACT Education Directorate consultancy projects: School Enrolment Feasibility Study for Molonglo and North Gungahlin, Review of School Enrolment Projection Methodology, and Demographic and mobility assessment for East Gungahlin.

Guan, Q. (2021) ‘Resettlement of China-born immigrants in Australia: Age, duration of stay and interstate migration’. Population, Space and Place, 27(3), e2388.

Raymer, J., Guan, Q., Norman, R., Ledger, W. and Chambers, G.M. (2020) ‘Projecting future utilization of medically assisted fertility treatments’, Population Studies, 74(1): 23-38.

Raymer, J., Guan, Q. and Ha, J. T. (2019) ‘Overcoming data limitations to obtain migration flows for ASEAN countries’, Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 28(4): 385-414.

Abel, G., Raymer, J. and Guan, Q. (2019) ‘Driving Factors of Asian international migration flows’, Asian Population Studies, 15(3): 243-265.

Guan, Q. (2019) ‘Measuring the spatial integration of the China-born population in Australia, 1981-2016’, Journal of Population Research, 36(4): 319-346.

Raymer, J., Shi, Y., Guan, Q., Baffour, B. and Wilson, T. (2018) ‘The sources and diversity of migrant population change in Australia, 1981-2011’, Demography, 55(5): 1777-1802.

Raymer, J., Biddle, N. and Guan, Q. (2017) ‘A multiregional sources of growth model for school enrolment projections’, Australian Population Studies, 1(1): 26-40.

Qing is currently working on the ANU School of Demography - ACT Education Directorate joint research project "Integrated School Enrolment Modelling".

Grants and Scholarships:

2020 Australian Population Association Borrie Prize (best student paper), PhD category

2018 ANU Vice-Chancellor Higher Degree Research Travel Grant

2018 IUSSP travel grant for Asian Population Association conference workshop: Bayesian small-area estimation

2017 The Australian Population W.D. Borrie Prize, PhD category

2017 XXVIII IUSSP International Population Conference IPC2017 travel grant

2017-2020 Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship

2008 Excellent Student Scholarship (top 10%), the University of International Relations

2020 - 2021 Guest lecturer, DEMO2020 Migration in the Modern World (undergraduate level), School of Demography

2018 - 2019 Guest lecturer and Computer Lab Instructor, DEMO8092 Life Course Analytics (postgraduate level), School of Demography

2017 Guest lecturer and Computer Lab Instructor, DEMO8092 Demographic Modelling (postgraduate level), School of Demography

2016 - 2018 Tutor, School of Demography

  • 2018 - DEMO8063 Spatial Population Data Analysis (postgraduate level), one Computer Lab
  • 2017 - DEMO8008 Principles of Population Analysis (postgraduate level), Computer Labs
  • 2016 - tutorial help for postgraduate students in DEMO8008 Principles of Population Analysis and DEMO8091 Population Dynamics and Aging

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