Formal Training


Doctor of Philosophy in Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge (Cambridge, UK), 2009

Master of Arts in International Studies and Diplomacy, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (London, UK), 2004

Master of Policy Studies, University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia), 2001

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Philosophy, Queen's University (Kingston, Canada), 2000


English (Native)





Mandarin Chinese





Archaeological Fieldwork Certificate, Boyd Archaeological Field School (Toronto, Canada), 1996

Canadian Securities Course Certificate, Canadian Securities Institute (Toronto, Canada), 2023

Culinary Certificates

Digital Proficiencies

Documentary Filmmaking Certificate, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California (Los Angeles, USA), 2022

Global Art and Finance Certificate, Sotheby's Institute of Art (London, UK), 2021

Keelboat Certificate of Competence, Australian Yachting Federation (currently, Australian Sailing) (Sydney, Australia), 2002

Media Skills Training Certificate (for Academics), University of Melbourne (Melbourne, Australia), 2012

Media Handling Training Certificate (for Diplomats), University of London (London, UK), 2003

Music Production and Disc Jockey Certificate, Point Blank Music School (London, UK), 2021

Occupational Health and Safety Certificate, University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada), 2022; University of Melbourne (Melbourne, Australia), 2012

Research Methods Training Certificate, University of Cambridge (Cambridge, UK), 2006

Senior First Aid Certificate, Australian Red Cross (Sydney, Australia), 2002

Water Safety and Rescue Certificate, Canadian Red Cross (Toronto, Canada), 1995