Yuxi Zhang is a DPhil candidate in Social Policy and a member of Green Templeton College. She received an MSc degree in Comparative Social Policy from the Department of Social Policy and Intervention at Oxford University.
Yuxi's DPhil project investigates the expansion of the health care system in China and the role of politics in this process. She employs mixed-methods in her thesis, including process-tracing, logistic regression and clustering analysis etc. Her article "Promotion tournament 2.0: Why local cadres expand health-care provision in China" is forthcoming in the journal Governance: An International Journal of Policy, Administration and Institutions. Her other working papers include "The impact of Senior-Secondary Trajectories on Labour Market Performance: Evidence from Young Internal Migrants in China."
Yuxi has presented in several prestigious international conferences, including the annual conference held by the Society for the Advancement of Social-Economics, the Asian Population Association, the European Network for Social Policy Analysis and the British Society for Population Studies.
Yuxi has received various scholarships such as the China Scholarship Council scholarship, the Santander Travel Awards, the SPI Department Student Support Fund and the GTC Competitive Conference and Fieldwork Fund. In 2017, she was awarded a fully-funded visiting scholarship by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Yuxi has actively involved in organising academic events for fellow research students, such as the Department Graduate Research Conference. She is also undertaking the role of the tutor of the Social Policy course for Oxford PPE undergraduate students.
Yuxi is supervised by Dr Marek Naczyk and was previously supervised by Dr Stuart Gietel-Basten.