Nancy Kong is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. She completed her PhD in economics at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Her fields of research are health economics and applied econometrics. She is currently working on the Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY) project with Queensland Genomics of Health Alliance (QGHA) and Implementing the Tailored Activity Program (iTAP) for people with dementia and their family living at home (NHMRC) with Professor Brenda Gannon, Professor Trevor Russell and Associate Professor Sally Bernett. Nancy Kong's research interests also lie in child development, especially in groups under-represented in the research literature: families with economic insecurity, immigrant families, and single-parent families.
She has extensive experience in large-scale longitudinal data analysis using Stata. Survey data she has worked with include the National Longitudinal Survey of Children of Youth (Statistics Canada Research Data Center), multi-country income data (Luxembourg Income Study), the China Health and Nutrition Survey (University of North Carolina joint with Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention).
Nancy has presented her work at various conferences in Canada, the United States, and Europe. She is a member of the American Economic Association, Canadian Economic Association, Western Economic Association International, International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, and the Atlantic Canada Economics Association.