Brendan Forde has had a professional interest in China for nearly a decade. In the final year of his PhD program, Brendan has been researching political developments in China for some time. His PhD research focuses on political participation and grassroots politics in rural China. He wrote an undergraduate thesis on leadership succession in the Chinese Communist Party, for which he received first class honours from the Australian National University. Brendan has provided advice on engaging with the CCP.
As an active member and office holder of the Australian Labor Party, Brendan brings an intimate insiders perspective on Australian politics. He has been involved in election campaigns and policy debates within the Party.
Brendan is also a published author, having been published in a range of media publications. His research interests include China’s politics development, the CCP and Sino-Australian relations.