Dr George Tan


Research Associate

George has over 10 years of teaching and research experience in geography, specifically in the fields of migration and population research. He previously worked at the Hugo Centre for Migration and Population and the Public Health Information Development Unit (PHIDU).

George has a keen research interest in international migration, particularly in international students, skilled migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. He is passionate about the role of research in evidence-based policymaking underpinned by a strong sense of social justice.

Research Interests

  • Understanding international migration patterns, trends and processes
  • International students
  • Skilled migrants and the policy implications of their migration and settlement processes and outcomes
  • Refugees and asylum seekers and their settlement outcomes in regional Australia
  • Population analysis

Current Projects

  • George is currently working on understanding the international migration flows of skilled migrants to regional defined States and Territories in Australia.
  • George is also collaborating with researchers from Deakin and Monash University on the post-study work experiences of international graduates on the temporary graduate visa.
  • He is also working with researchers at the University of South Australia and Charles Sturt University exploring the social, cultural and economic impacts that humanitarian migrant communities can have on receiving communities.

Professional Positions, Memberships, Awards & Media Coverage

Link to Research Publications

Dr George Tan


T: +61 8 8946 6224
E: george.tan@cdu.edu.au

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