Dr Xiao Ma

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Dr Xiao Ma is a postdoctoral research fellow (ARC) in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning. She is working on the ARC Discovery Project of Emerging technologies of Transport: finding new practices in urban governance.

Her research interests in transport planning, smart mobility, political economy, housing and urban development.

Prior to joining the University of Melbourne, Xiao was a sessional lecturer working at the University of Sydney and Macquarie University. She graduated from the University of Sydney with her PhD in 2021. Her PhD examines the foreign property developers’ housing production in Sydney, Australia.

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Urban Planning

Research Hub, Centre or Institute

Research directions

Future Cities

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