Benjamin Penny, CIW Director and Research Fellow at ANU; has focused his research to date on religious and spiritual movements in modern and contemporary China, and medieval religious Daoism.
Carolyn Cartier, Professor of human geography and China studies in the China Research Centre of the University of Technology Sydney; specialises in urbanisation and regional development in contemporary China.
Gloria Davies, Associate Professor at Monash University; has published on a diverse range of historical, cultural and political issues in Chinese studies, and has an abiding interest in the differences between Chinese and Western approaches to critical inquiry.
Jane Golley, CIW Research Fellow at ANU and Associate Director, CIW; an economist focused on a range of Chinese transition and development issues, including regional inequality, demographic change and economic growth, household consumption and carbon emissions, and urban labour markets.
Gerry Groot, Discipline Head, Centre for Asian Studies, The University of Adelaide. His research interests include Asian studies; the impact of Asian influences on shaping Western societies, Chinese politics, religion and culture.
Mark Harrison, Deputy Head of School, Senior Lecturer in Chinese, School of Asian Languages and Studies, University of Tasmania. His work examines knowledge and representation in Chinese contexts; exploring contemporary cultural and social life in Taiwan and mainland China.
Richard Rigby, Professor and Executive Director of the ANU China Institute and Associate Director, CIW; a former diplomat with an academic background in Chinese history, and a continuing interest in regional issues and the Australia-China relationship.
Luigi Tomba, CIW Associate Director and Fellow ; specialises in Chinese urbanisation and urban politics. He has worked on China's labour reform (marketisation, ideology, mobility and policy) and more recently on urban governance, residential segregation, urban citizenship and the political discourses of stratification, 'quality' and the middle class.
Sue Trevaskes, Associate Professor and ARC QEII Research Fellow at the Griffith Asia Institute at Griffith University; her research focuses on Chinese criminal justice issues including state responses to serious crime and the practice of the death penalty in China.