Ning obtained a university place through the first National Higher Education Entrance Examination after it was suspended for 11 years in the Cultural Revolution. Ning completed a BSc in Applied Mathematics and an MSc in Econometrics at Hunan University, one of the universities that have the longest history in China and a place surrounded by the beautiful Yue Lu Hill and Xiang Jiang River.
Ning taught as a Teaching Assistant in Hunan Finance & Economics Institute and a Lecturer at Guangdong University of Finance and Economics. To satisfy her curiosity in statistical computing Ning completed a PhD in Statistics at La Trobe University after migrating to Australia with her husband and daughter. Ning conducted teaching and research in Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, RMIT University, La Trobe University, and Melbourne University. Recently Ning started a research and data manager role for the Choose Maths program in AMSI. Prior to this role Ning held positions as a Survey Methodologist and a Senior Research Support Officer in the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey, where she was deeply engaged in every aspects of statistical practice.
Ning believes that mathematics is a powerful tool for thought, it is useful and interesting. Ning’s research interest includes missing data formulation, appropriate use of data in social economic investigations, and research into gender equity in mathematics education and STEM careers.