Research Consultant

Research Consultant

Work Experience

03/2014- present Research Consultant, Association of European Cancer League (ECL)
Project: Cancon (EU Joint Action on Cancer Control)
• Contributing to work package on Survivorship & Rehabilitation
• Literature review on cancer survivors’ return-to-work
• Project management and reporting

10/2014- present Freelance Translator, Cactus Communications
Job Duties
• Translation of articles (Chinese to English/ English to Chinese)

05/2013- 10/2014 Intern, Association of European Cancer League (ECL)
Job Duties
• Supporting European Parliament events
• Joint Action EU Platform on Diet, Physical Activity and Health and Cancer Control
• Research on TTIP and access to medicine
• Social Media and Communications
• Administrative duties
• Policy analyses and literature review on cancer prevention and related issues

06/2011- 10/2014 Marie Curie PhD Training Fellow, Junior Researcher
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium (Jan 2013- Oct 2014);
National Cancer Research Institute, Genoa, Italy (Jun 2011-Dec 2012)
Research Project: European Intersectorial and Multi-disciplinary Palliative Care Research Training (EURO IMPACT)
Job Duties
• Research in Cancer palliative care and public health
• Project management and reporting
• Administrative duties

05/2010- 08/2010 Project Assistant, Savantas Policy Institute
Job Duties
• Supporting the Savantas Liberal Arts Academy
• Policy analyses
• Administrative duties

09/2009-03/2010 Intern, China Labour Bulletin
Job Duties
• Researching on Chinese workers litigations
• Analysing litigation cases and updating website articles

06/2009-07/2009 Summer Intern, HKSAR Government Beijing Office
Job Duties
• Attending forums and trade fairs
• Supporting exhibitions and Promotions of HKSAR 12th Anniversary
• Researching on Mainland economy (Bohai Rim and Border Trade)

06/2008-08/2008 Summer Intern, Civic Exchange
Job duties
• Researching on the LegCo Election 2008 (campaigning strategies and data analysis)
• Writing and translating articles for an online election magazine


2011-present PhD Candidate in Social Health Sciences
Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium
Thesis Title: Dying with Cancer: an international perspective
(Promoter: Lieve Van den Block, Co-promoter: Luc Deliens)

2010- 2011 Master of Arts in Political Science (with merit)
Central European University (Budapest, Hungary)
MA Thesis: Mapping the role of basic rights in the Hungarian tobacco control: who should be protected?
Graduation: June 2011

2006- 2010 Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) in
Government and Public Administration, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Honour: First Class Honour
Graduation: 06/2010
Senior Thesis: A Decade of Democratic Stagnation:
Civil Society and Democratic Consolidation in Putin’s Russia

2007 - 2008 Study Abroad Programme in University of Sheffield (UK)


MS Office: Proficient
Wordpress, SurveyMonkey: Intermediate
SPSS/STATA: Advanced


Cantonese Chinese: Native
Mandarin Chinese: Fluent
English: Fluent
Italian: Advanced
Dutch: Intermediate


05/2013 – present: Volunteer for Buddywerking (a Flemish project for mentally ill people on social-reintegration)
03/2010 - present: Global Voices volunteer writer
02/2011 - 06/2011: Homeless Relief Project in Budapest, Hungary