Wenqian Gan

Expertise: Gender and racial equity, human-centred design, policy research

Dr Wenqian Gan is a qualitative researcher and policy adviser with a strong interest in gender and racial equity. Her PhD thesis explored how sociocultural factors influence women’s pathways into engineering.

Wenqian holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sydney.

She has developed curriculum on human-centred design and volunteered in leadership roles for Engineers Without Borders Australia.

She enjoys long walks and puzzle games in her spare time.


The Centre for Policy Development’s submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Migration’s inquiry into

In the media

As governments look to reform our social services systems, they must tap into the transformative power of relationships.