Calculated based on number of publications stored in Pure and citations from Scopus

Research activity per year

Personal profile

Personal profile

Dr. Gao Fang is Associate Professor in the Department of International Education. She did her undergraduate studies and initial professional education at Shenyang University in China. She has a Master degree in Educational Sciences from the University of Amsterdam and she completed PhD in the Sociology of Education at the University of Hong Kong. Her main research interests are in sociology of education, minority education, higher education and international student mobility. She has published widely in the fields.

Research interests

Dr. Gao specialises in the sociology of education with an emphasis on Education, Equity, and Diversity. She examines educational policies and processes of teaching and learning in local and global contexts and in relation to demographic, linguistic, and cultural diversity. Her priority has been to engage in interdisciplinary and empowering studies through critical and multicultural lenses with education agenda that not only identifies non-majority/non-local students’ educational vulnerability, but also analyses educational policy and practice provision that contributes to the overcoming of those inequalities and inclusion. Her main research interests include:

  • Sociology of Education
  • Minority Education
  • Higher Education
  • International Student Mobility

Teaching Interests

  • Inequality in Education
  • Education for a Meaningful Life: Great Thinkers
  • Multilingual Education

External Appointments

Associate Editor: Multicultural Education Review (2017-).

Editorial Board Member: Human Rights Education Review (2017- ).

Editorial Board Member: Migration and Language Education (2017- ).

Professional information

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 4 - Quality Education


Dive into the research topics where Fang 高放 GAO is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 1 Similar Profiles

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or