School of Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
My research lies at the interface of population and environmental studies and focuses on population mobility. The work has focused on China, Australia, and other parts of the Asia-Pacific region.
Recently, I conducted my ARC QEII Fellowship project on Climate Change and Migration in China (2011–2015, DP110105522). The empirical work to identify its determinants has occasioned a rethinking of migration as a multi-staged decision-making process shaped by complex interactions among a constellation of factors. One of the key findings is that it is complex dynamic interactions among climate change (including climatic extremes and variations) and other factors (demographic, social, economic, political, environmental) that exacerbate vulnerability and inequalities and shape migration behaviour and intention, rather than climate or environmental change per se.
I have led the International Migration–Diaspora–Development project, funded by the ARC under its Discovery Program (2017–2022, DP170101726). Our research has provided empirical evidence of the evolving role of transnationalism in demography. The study has deepened the conceptualis¬ation of the relationship between international migration, multi-scalar and multi-dimensional linkages of migrants (diasporas), and development outcomes in both origin and destination countries. We have constructed some innovative methodologies for quantifying the diaspora populations and analysing migration's economic and social consequences for countries of origin and destination.
I have a strong interest in addressing the issues surrounding carbon-emission mitigation and other environmental and ecological stresses – especially land-use change, deteriorating quality and supply of water, and food insecurity – in the context of traumatic urban expansion and rapid growth of the urban population in China.
These studies have laid a solid foundation for further research that brings migration transition, urbanisation, and environmental challenges together to tease out the cause–effect relationship between new-style urbanisation and evolving mobility transition, especially urban settlement, migration between two or more cities, moving within the same city, or return migration. These are some key issues of my current ARC Discovery Project on China's Changing Internal Migration (2023–2026, DP230103060).
I welcome inquiries from PhD and Masters candidates interested in: Demographic change and migration (internal, international); Climate change, population mobility, and adaptation; Transnationalism, diaspora, and development; and Relationship between population growth, urbanisation, land-use change, carbon emissions, and degradation of ecosystem services.
- My Research
- Grants and Funding
- Professional Activities
My current projects include:
- China’s Changing Internal Migration: Patterns, Causes, Policy Implications (Discovery Projects) awarded by AUSTRALIAN RESEARCH COUNCIL (2023–2026, DP230103060)
China’s massive internal migration is no longer simply rural–urban and circular but highly diversified. The project aims to unravel that transition: its patterns, causes, and effects. Using 2020 census data and major longitudinal datasets, a China variant of Zelinsky’s classic mobility transition theory will be developed and deployed to identify underlying mechanisms. Among expected outcomes are powerful methods for assessing spatio-temporal migration patterns and causes, applicable to many economies especially in the Asia–Pacific. Benefits should include a new evidence base for migration and related urban–rural policy in China; and for Australia, policy inputs to improve prosperity through better relations with our biggest trading partner.
- Transnationalism and Diaspora: Enhancing Demography’s Contribution to Migration and Development (Discovery Projects) awarded by AUSTRALIAN RESEARCH COUNCIL (2017–2022, DP170101726)
This study rethinks demographic concepts of population and migration to incorporate elements such as diaspora, circular migration, and transnational linkages. It shows how the use of traditional demographic data with integrated quantitative and qualitative research can yield important insights into diaspora, in particular, the diaspora–migration-development nexus. Four country case studies (China, Indonesia, Singapore and Australia) will be undertaken to increase understanding of the characteristics of diasporas, their multi-scalar and multi-dimensional linkages, and their potential for enhancing development in origin countries. This study will generate policy advice for governments and other stakeholders about how to maximise the development potential of diaspora and facilitate policy discussions within Australia and the Asia-Pacific region as a whole.
Areas of current research:
- Demography/Population Studies:
- Internal migration and mobility transition
- International migration, transnationalism and diaspora
- Climate change, migration, and adaptation;
- Population and health
- Environment- and development-induced displacement and resettlement
- Environmental Studies/Human Geography:
- Climate (ecological) vulnerability assessment
- Relationship between migration, population growth, urbanisation, and degradation of ecosystem services
- Urbanisation and land-use change
- Industrial and household carbon emissions
Date Position Institution name 2017 - ongoing Associate Professor University of Adelaide 2016 - 2016 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide 2011 - 2015 ARC QEII Fellow University of Adelaide
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2013 Fellowship Australia-China Joint-Action Exchange Program 2013 Fellowship Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) Australia - 2012 Fellowship Australia-China Joint-Action Exchange Program 2012 Fellowship Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) Australia - 2011 Fellowship ARC Queen Elizabeth II (QE II) Fellowship Australian Research Council Australia $610,380 2009 Fellowship Flinders University Research Fellowship Flinders University Australia - 2006 Award Flinders University Establishment Award Flinders University Australia - 2004 Award The 2004 John Lewis Silver Medal Royal Geographical Society of South Australia Australia - 2002 Award Award for an Outstanding Presentation Institute of Australian Geographers Australia - 2000 Scholarship Australian Commonwealth International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) Australian Government Australia - 1990 Distinction Outstanding Scientific Advancement Prize Association of Science and Technology of Sichuan Province & Chengdu Municipal Government, China China -
Date Institution name Country Title 2004 University of Adelaide Australia Ph.D. (Human Geography / Population Studies) 1991 Southwest China University China M.Sc. (Economic Geography) 1985 Southwest China University China B. Sc. (Geography)
Year Citation 2008 Tan, Y. (2008). Resettlement in the Three Gorges Project. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.
Year Citation 2023 Ahmed, K. J., Tan, Y., & Rudd, D. (2023). Changing Fertility, Child Mortality and Contraceptive Prevalence Rates in Bangladesh: Effects of Disaster Risk Reduction and Family Planning Programs. In Climate Change Management (pp. 381-406). Springer Nature Switzerland.
2023 Karimi, V., Karamidehkordi, E., & Tan, Y. (2023). Water governance, climate change adaptation, and sustainable development: A perspective of the future. In S. bandh (Ed.), Water Footprints and Sustainable Development (pp. 20 pages). Cambridge, MA: Elsevier. 2023 Tan, Y., & Zuo, Z. (2023). Rural Age Pensions and Rural-Urban Migration in China. In X. Deng, K. Fraser, & J. Shen (Eds.), Ageing in China: What does it mean for the Job Market? (pp. 107-127). Singapore: Springer.
2022 Ahmed, K., & Tan, Y. (2022). The disaster–fertility nexus in Sub-Saharan African countries. In C. O. Odimegwu, & Y. Adewoyin (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of African Demography (pp. 363-379). London, United Kingdom: Routledge. 2021 Ahmed, K., & Tan, Y. (2021). Assessing and mapping spatial variations in climate change and climatic hazards in Bangladesh. In G. M. Monirul, M. O. Erdiaw-Kwasie, G. J. Nagy, & W. L. Filho (Eds.), Climate Vulnerability and Resilience in the Global South: Human Adaptations for Sustainable Futures (pp. 465-486). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.
2020 Tan, Y. (2020). Development-induced displacement and resettlement: An overview of issues and interventions. In T. Bastia, & R. Skeldon (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Migration and Development (pp. 373-381). Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge.
2020 Tan, Y., & Liu, X. (2020). Climate extremes, political participation and migration intentions of farmers: A case study in western China. In F. Castillo, M. Wehner, & D. Stone (Eds.), Extreme Events and Climate Change: A Multidisciplinary Approach. United States: Wiley & Sons. 2018 Tan, Y. (2018). Resettlement and Climate Impact: addressing migration intention of resettled people in west China. In N. Klocker, & O. Dun (Eds.), Population, Migration and Settlement in Australia and the Asia-Pacific: In Memory of Graeme Hugo (pp. 271-295). Routledge. 2018 Tan, Y. (2018). Environmental stressors and population mobility in China: Causes, approaches and consequences. In R. McLeman, & F. Gemenne (Eds.), Routledge Handbook on Environmental Displacement and Migration (pp. 238-256). Oxfordshire, England, and New York, US: Routledge. 2017 Tan, Y. (2017). Migration and urbanisation. In C. Tubilewicz (Ed.), Critical Issues in Contemporary China: Unity, Stability and Development (2 ed., pp. 162-180). London and New York: Routledge.
2017 Tan, Y., Zuo, A., & Watson, A. (2017). Rural age pensions and rural to urban migration in China. In M. Griffiths (Ed.), China’s Urban Challenges in the 21st Century: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. 2016 Tan, Y., Liu, X., & Hugo, G. (2016). Exploring the relationship between social inequality and environmentally-induced migration: evidence from urban household surveys in Shanghai and Nanjing of China. In R. McLeman, T. Schade, & T. Faist (Eds.), Environmental Migration and Social Inequality (Vol. 61, pp. 73-90). Switzerland: Springer.
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2011 Tan, Y., & Hugo, G. (2011). Demographic impacts of the Three Gorges Dam. In S. Brunn (Ed.), Engineering Earth: The Impacts of Megaengineering Projects (1 ed., pp. 1583-1598). Germany: Springer. 2009 Tan, Y., & Potter, L. (2009). Three Gorges project: impacts of rural resettlement and urban relocation on the environment in the reservoir area. In A. Ken-ichi, & J. Nickum (Eds.), Good Earths: Regional and Historical Insights into China's Environment (pp. 29-55). Melbourne: Trans Pacific Press; Kyoto University Press. 2008 Tan, Y. (2008). Country Reports : China. In Unknown Book (pp. 19-28). Bangkok, Thailand: International Organization for Migration, Regional Office for Southeast Asia. 2007 Tan, Y. (2007). Issues of female migrants and a gendered “lens” towards developmental resettlement in the Three Gorges project, China. In United Nations ESCAP (Ed.), Perspectives on Gender and Migration (pp. 48-79). 1987 Tan, Y. (1987). Agricultural economic resources in Chengdu metropolis (in Chinese). In Chengdu Municipal Planning Commission (Ed.), Land Resources of Chengdu (pp. 470-489). Chengdu: Chengdu Municipal Planning Commission.
Year Citation 2019 Du, J. T., Tan, Y., & Xu, F. (2019). The information context of elderly Chinese immigrants in South Australia: a preliminary investigation. In INFORMATION RESEARCH-AN INTERNATIONAL ELECTRONIC JOURNAL Vol. 24 (pp. 7 pages). Krakow, POLAND: UNIV SHEFFIELD DEPT INFORMATION STUDIES.
2015 Tan, Y. (2015). Differences in, and causal factors of, participations in age-pension and healthcare insurance among migrant workers: Case studies in Sichuan province and Nanjing city of China. In Research Conference on Social Security Policy Options for China’s Migrant Workers. Wuxi, China. 2015 Tan, Y., Zuo, A., & Watson, A. (2015). Migration and urbanisation in China: Addressing low participation in China’s age-pension and healthcare programs for rural migrants. In Urban Challenges in the 21st Century. CASS, Beijing, China. 2013 Tan, Y., & Hugo, G. (2013). Mobility and desertification: new evidence from rural household survey in the Minqin Oasis, northwest China. In Proceedings of the 3rd annual Global Change and Resilience Conference (pp. 73-78). Czec Republic: Global Change Research Centre AS CR, v.v.i.. 2012 Tan, Y., Hugo, G., & Zuo, A. (2012). Household mobility and climate change: New evidence from the Yangtze River Delta of China. In International Workshop on Climate Change and Migration. Hohai University, Nanjing, China. 2012 Tan, Y. (2012). Addressing institutional dimensions of environmental change and resettlement in China. In International High-end Forum on Public Performance Governance: Frontier Academic Studies with Global Experience and Practice. Lanzhou, China. 2011 Tan, Y. (2011). Environmental migration in western China: Causes and responses. In 1st International Symposium Changing Urban Life. Shanghai, China. 2011 Tan, Y., & Hugo, G. (2011). Key issues in meeting skill needs through skilled regional migration: A case study in South Australia. In Migration Update Conference. Adelaide, Australia. 2011 Tan, Y., & Lester, L. (2011). Labour market and economic impacts of international working holiday temporary migrants to Australia. In 4th Annual Conference of the European Society for Population Economics (ESPE). Hangzhou, China. 2011 Tan, Y. (2011). Key issues in meeting skill needs through skilled migration in South Australia. In Developing Sustainable Societies: Challenges and Prospectives. Adelaide, Australia. 2010 Tan, Y. (2010). Wellbeing of Tibetan people displaced by environmental degradation in Sichuan province, China. In G. Hugo, & A. Zuo (Eds.), International Conference on Development-Caused Displacement and Resettlement. The Hague, The Netherlands. 2009 Tan, Y., Hugo, G., & Guo, F. (2009). Environmental concerns and people displacement in West China. In XXVI International Population Conference. Marrakech, Morocco. 2009 Tan, Y. (2009). Are they urban residents or rural farmers? Resettlement of rural people displaced by the Three Gorge project in Sichuan province. In 16th World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (pp. 0 pages). China. 2009 Tan, Y., & Guo, F. (2009). Environmentally induced migration in West China. In XXVI International Population Conference, The International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) (pp. 1-15). Marrackech, Morocco. 2008 Tan, Y. (2008). Linking migration responses to environmental degradation and change in West China. In Expert Research Workshop on Migration and the Environment: Developing a Global Research Agenda (pp. 0 pages). Munich, Germany. 2008 Tan, Y. (2008). Demographic impacts of the Three Gorges Dam. In Engineering Earth: The Impacts of Megaengineering Projects. The University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA. 2007 Tan, Y., & Guo, F. (2007). Environmental concerns and population displacement in West China. In 8th International Conference of Asian Pacific Migration Research Network (APMRN): Migration, Development and Poverty Reduction (pp. 0 pages). Fuzhou, China. 2007 Tan, Y., & Hugo, G. (2007). An overview of resettlement in the Three Gorges project. In 12th International Metropolis Conference: Migration, Economic Growth, and Social Cohesion (pp. 0 pages). Melbourne, Australia. 2006 Tan, Y. (2006). Demographic trends in Australia's VET skills supply. In APA (Australian Population Association) Conference 2006 (pp. 0 pages). Adelaide, Australia. 2006 Tan, Y., Richardson, S., & Lester, L. (2006). Labour Force Projections: A Case for the Greater Metropolitan Area of New South Wales to 2031. In European Population Conference 2006 - Population Challenges in Ageing Societies (pp. 1-50). Liverpool, U.K.. 2006 Tan, Y. (2006). Issues of female migrants and a gendered "lens" towards developmental resettlement in the Three Gorges Project, China. In Strengthening the Capacity of National Machineries for Gender Equality to Shape Migration Policies and Protect Migrant Women' UNESCAP (pp. 1-31). Thailand: United Nations. 2004 Tan, Y., & Potter, L. (2004). Three Gorges Project: Impacts of rural resettlement and urban relocation on the environment in the reservoir area. In the 8th International Symposium ‘Impacts on the Good Earth: Recent Environmental History in China. Kyoto, Japan. 2003 Tan, Y., Hugo, G., & Potter, L. (2003). Government-organised distant resettlement and the Three Gorges Project, China. In Expert Meeting on Migration, UNESCAP. Bangkok, Thailand. 2002 Tan, Y. (2002). Compensation for land inundation in peri-urban districts and impacts on rural resettlement: A case study in the Three Gorges reservoir area, China. In 2nd Plenary Conference of the Institute of Australian Geographers. Canberra, Australia. 2002 Tan, Y., Hugo, G., Bryan, B., & Wang, Y. (2002). Mapping land-use change and rural resettlement capability: A case study in the Three Gorges reservoir area, China. In D. Bryan (Ed.), Proceedings of the Joint AURISA and Institution of Surveyors Conference (pp. CDROM 1-CDROM 15). CDROM: AURISA and the Institution of Surveyors Australia.
Year Citation 2016 Gamlen, A., Bardsley, D., Tan, Y., & Wall, J. (2016). Keynote Address - Weaving the strands: A review of Graeme Hugo's work on environmental migration. Poster session presented at the meeting of The Hugo Conference: Environment, Migration, Politics, 3-5 Nov.. University of Liege. 2013 Tan, Y. (2013). Climate change and displacement: Lessons that can be learnt from environmentally induced displacement and resettlement in China. Poster session presented at the meeting of RASP Conference 2013: Rethinking Environmental Futures in Asia and the Pacific. Research School of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University, Canberra. 2013 Stojanov, R., Tan, Y., & Hugo, G. (2013). Forced population displacement: Some lessons from dam constructions in China and the Czech Republic. Poster session presented at the meeting of International Conference on Development-Induced Displacement and Resettlement: Bridging Research and Practice, Filling the Knowledge Gaps. Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, UK. 2013 Hansen, A., Bi, P., Saniotis, A., Nitschke, M., Benson, J., Smyth, V., . . . Mwanri, L. (2013). The adaptive capacity of migrants to climate change in Australia. Poster session presented at the meeting of 2013 Conference of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), the International Society of Exposure Science (ISES), and the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ). Basel, Switzerland. 2013 Bi, P., Hansen, A., Nitschke, M., Saniotis, A., Benson, J., Smyth, V., . . . Mwanri, L. (2013). Extreme heat in Australia: are culturally and linguistically diverse communities more at risk?. Poster session presented at the meeting of 2013 Conference of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), the International Society of Exposure Science (ISES), and the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ). Basel, Switzerland. 2013 Tan, Y., & Liu, X. C. (2013). In-situ adaption and out-migration: Enablers and constraints among rural households of the mountainous region of southern Ningxia, northwest China. Poster session presented at the meeting of XXVII IUSSP International Population Conference. Busan, Korea.
Report for External Bodies
Year Citation 2015 Tan, Y., Zuo, A., & Watson, A. (2015). Social security for migrant workers in Nanjing and Sichuan: A summary of survey data. 2013 Findlay, C., Umberger, W., Bardsley, D., Tan, Y., & Watson, A. (2013). Asian Food in Transition: Priority Research for Food Security and Sustainable Futures in Australia, China and the Asia-Pacific Region.. Adelaide: The University of Adelaide. 2013 Hansen, A., Bi, P., Saniotis, A., Nitschke, M., Benson, J., Tan, Y., . . . Han, G. (2013). Extreme heat and climate change: Adaptation in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. Australia: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility. 2013 Sevoyan, A., Hugo, G., Feist, H., Tan, G., McDougall, K., Tan, Y., & Spoehr, J. (2013). Impact of climate change on disadvantaged groups: Issues and interventions (38/13). Australia: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility. 2012 Hugo, G., Bardsley, D., Tan, Y., Sharma, V., Williams, M., & Bedford, B. (2012). Climate Change and Migration in the Asia-Pacific Region. Manila: Asian Development Bank. 2010 Tan, Y., Richardson, S., Fitzpatrick, D., & Wei, Z. (2010). Review of approach to skilled and business migration in South Australia. 2010 King, D., Tan, Y., Wainer, J., Smith, L., Fitzpatrick, D., Sun, L., & Owada, K. (2010). Evaluation of the better access initiative Component C: Analysis of the allied mental health workforce supply and distribution. Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA), Federal Government of Australia. 2010 Sobels, J., Richardson, S., Turner, G., Maude, A., Tan, Y., Beer, A., & Wei, Z. (2010). Research into the long-term physical implications of net overseas migration: Australia in 2050. Adelaide: Department of Immigration and Citizenship. 2009 Tan, Y. (2009). Climate change and related people displacement in China. 2009 Tan, Y. (2009). Lessons that have been gained from resettlement programs associated with large scale development projects. 2009 Tan, Y., Richardson, S., Lester, L., Bai, T., & Sun, L. (2009). Evaluation of Australia’s Working Holiday Maker Program. Canberra: Department of Immigration and Citizenship. 2008 Molloy, S., & Tan, Y. (2008). The labour force outlook in the Australian minerals sector: 2008 to 2020. Minerals Council of Australia (MCA). 2008 Tan, Y., Richardson, S., Bai, T., & Sun, L. (2008). CME skilled migration research project report. 2007 Tan, Y., & Richardson, S. (2007). University employment review to 2016. 2006 Tan, Y., & Richardson, S. (2006). Demographic effects on the supply of vocational skills. National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), Australia. 2006 Richardson, S., & Tan, Y. (2006). Forecasting future demands: What we can and cannot know. National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), Australia. 2006 Richardson, S., Tan, Y., Lane, A., & Flavell, J. (2006). Reasons why persons with VET qualifications are employed in lower skilled occupations and industries. Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART), Australia. 2006 Lowry, D., Molloy, S., & Tan, Y. (2006). Staffing the supercycle: Labour force outlook in the minerals sector, 2005 to 2015. Minerals Council of Australia. 2006 Lowry, D., Molloy, S., & Tan, Y. (2006). Labour force outlook in South Australia and the minerals resources sector: Occupational projections. 2005 Tan, Y., & Lester, L. (2005). Labour force projections for the greater metropolitan area of NSW to 2031: Results and technical paper. 2005 Richardson, S., Tan, Y., Healy, J., & Liu, P. (2005). Labour force projections for the greater metropolitan area of NSW.
Year Citation 2011 Tan, Y. (2011). Chinese perspectives on climate change and resettlement. Population-Environment Research Network (PERN).
Competitive Research Funding
International Competitive Schemes
|Date||Project/ No.||Investigators||Funding Body||Amount|
|2013–15||Internal migration and social security in China||Tan Y, Hugo G, Watson A||Ford Foundation, U.S.||$130,000
|2008-09||Study of climate change and migration in Asia and the Pacific||Hugo G, Findlay C, Bedford R, Tan Y, Bardsle, D, Williams M, Brook B||Asian Development Bank (ADB)||$200,000 USD|
National Competitive Schemes
|Date||Project/ No.||Investigators||Funding Body||Amount|
|2023–26||China’s changing internal migration: patterns, causes, policy implications – ARC Discovery Project||
Tan Y, Cheng Z, Zhu Y, Shen J
|Australian Research Council (ARC)||$355,221|
|2017–22||Transnationalism and diaspora: Enhancing demography’s contribution to migration and development – ARC Discovery Project||Tan Y, Rosser A, Guo F, Yeoh B||Australian Research Council (ARC)||$544,500|
|2014–17||Vulnerable communities (including human health) research network||Bi P, Pisaniello D, Hansen A, Williams S, Hanson-Easey S, Weinstein P, Tan Y, Nursey-Bray M, etc.||National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF)||$400,000|
|2011–15||Climate change and migration in China: Theoretical, empirical and policy dimensions – ARC Discovery/Fellowship Project||Hugo G, Tan Y (ARC QEII Fellow), Yang G, Wang N||Australian Research Council (ARC)||$710,000|
|2013||Group Mission: Multidisciplinary projects related to sustainable futures||Findlay C, Oak M, Anderson K, Gibson R, Hugo G, Watson A, Tan Y, Bardsley D||The Australia-China Science and Research Fund (ACSRF)||$50,000|
|2011–13||Impact of climate change on disadvantaged groups: Issues and interventions||Hugo G, Tan Y, Spoehr J||National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF)||$246,795|
|2011–13||Extreme heat and climate change – adaptation in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities||Bi P, Saniotis A, Benson J, Tan Y, Nitschke M, Wilson L, Han G-S, Smyth V, Hansen A||National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF)||$248,229|
|2004–06||A well-skilled future: Tailoring VET to the emerging labour market||Richardson S, Teese R, Martin B, Tan Y||National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)||$750,000|
Other External Competitive Grants
|Date||Project/ No.||Investigators||Funding Body||Amount|
|2013||Internal migration and social security in China||Tan Y||Australia-China Joint-Action Program: Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA)||
|2012||Climate change and migration in China: Institutional dimensions||
Hugo G, Tan Y
|Australia-China Joint-Action exchange program: the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA)||
|2010||Review of skilled and business migration in South Australia||Tan Y, Richardson S||Department of Trade and Economic Development, State Government of South Australia (DTED)||
|2009–10||Evaluation of the better access to psychiatrists, psychologists and GP’s through the Medicare Benefits Schedule Initiative||King D, Tan Y, Wainer J, Smith L, Fitzpatrick D, Sun L, Owada K||Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA), Australian Government||
|2009–10||Research into long-term physical implications of net overseas migration||
Richardson S, Sobels J, Tan Y, Turner G, Maude A, Beer A, Wei Z
|Australian Commonwealth Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC)||
|2009–10||Climate change and human displacement in west China||Tan Y||Flinders University||
Evaluation of Australian’s Working Holiday Maker program
|Tan Y, Richardson S||Australian Commonwealth Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC)||
|2008||Vision 2020 Project: Labour forecasts||Molloy S, Tan Y||Minerals Council of Australia (MCA)||
|2007||University employment review to 2016||Tan Y, Richardson S||Unisuper, Australia||
|2006||The labour force outlook in the minerals resources sector 2005 to 2015||
Lowry D, Tan Y
|Minerals Council of Australia (MCA)||
|2006||Reasons why persons with VET qualifications are employed in lower skilled occupations and industries||Richardson S, Tan Y||Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal||
|2006||Research on displacement and resettlement of the Three Gorges Project in China||
|2005||Labour force projections for the greater metropolitan area of NSW to 2031||Tan Y, Richardson S||Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources, NSW, Australia||
|Course Title||Course Level / Code|
|Migration and Development||Level 2, GEOG 2161|
|Global Population and Health||Level 2, GEOG 2138|
|Global International Migration||Level 3, GEOG 3026|
|Environmental Policy and Management||Level 3, GEOG 3030|
|Geography Matters||Level 3, GEOG 3024|
|Environmental Policy & Management Internship||Level 3, GEOG 3025|
|Honours Common Course||Honours, GEOG 4001|
|Honours Thesis||Honours, GEOG 4003|
|Introduction to Urbanisation||Masters, GEOG 7015|
|Master’s Dissertations: Environmental Policy & Management; Planning||Masters, GEOG 7017, 7024A-B, 7026A-B, 7027A-B|
|Social Science Techniques||Level 1, GEOG 1005|
|Social Science Techniques||Level 2, GEOG 2132|
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2023 Principal Supervisor Social enterprise, a possible solution to redress the problems associated with child marriage in Lombok, Indonesia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Muhammad Busyairi 2022 Principal Supervisor Rural land consolidation and migration in the processes of urban-rural integration and rural revitalization in China Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Zhongqi Feng 2022 Principal Supervisor Planning for carbon reduction: how to support households to make greener food choices in Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Virginie Anne Ducruc 2021 Principal Supervisor Urban slums in Dhaka : Community-based approaches to adapting to climate effects Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr A B M Enamol Hassan
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2018 - 2022 Principal Supervisor Fertility decisions of women in the context of extreme climate events: A study in two areas hit by cyclones and floods in Bangladesh Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Khandaker Jafor Ahmed 2018 - 2022 Principal Supervisor The Entrepreneurial Practices of Chinese Business Migrants in Australia, 2000 - 2019 Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Chao Shi 2017 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Exploration and Evaluation of the Alternative Wildlife Management Options for the Loliondo Game Controlled Area in Tanzania: Multi-criteria Analysis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Gileard Sifueli Minja 2017 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Sustaining Off-Reserve Forests in Ghana: A Game-Theoretic Approach Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Emmanuel Otutei 2017 - 2021 Principal Supervisor OVERSEAS REMITTANCES AND RURAL HOME TOWN INVESTING IN TWO PHILIPPINE MUNICIPALITIES Towards an understanding of the migration-and-local development nexus Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Jeremaiah Manuel Opiniano 2017 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Policy, Occupation and Transnationalism: New Zealanders Living in Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Madeleine Rose Morey 2017 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Egyptian Agriculture in Transition: Farmer Perceptions of Risks and Adaptation Opportunities in a Changing Climate Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Ayah Roushdy Abdulaty Omar 2014 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Migration and Food Security in Urban China: A Case Study in Megacity Shanghai from the Perspective of Food Consumption Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Lingling Liao 2012 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Resettlement Migration: A Case Study in Dulan Tibetan and Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture of Qinghai Province, Western China Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Zhengliang Zhao 2011 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Exploring the Relationship between Climatic Variability, Inequality and Migration from a Class Perspective: Evidence from Minqin County, Western China Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Xuchun Liu
Date Role Board name Institution name Country 2022 - ongoing Board Member Social Demography and Climate Change (specialty section of Frontiers in Human Dynamics) Frontiers Switzerland 2022 - ongoing Board Member Frontiers in Climate - Climate Mobility (Associate Editor) Frontiers Swaziland 2022 - ongoing Board Member Frontiers in Climate - Climate Mobility (Associate Editor) Frontiers Switzerland
Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country 2020 - ongoing Board Member Atmosphere MDPI Switzerland 2019 - ongoing Board Member Journal of Geographical Research Bilingual Publishing Co Singapore 2017 - 2020 Board Member Journal of Mountain Science Chinese Academy of Sciences China 2016 - ongoing Member Austin Environmental Sciences - United States
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