Dr Ruilian Zhang

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining
Sustainable Minerals Institute
ruilian.zhang@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 64036

Overview

Dr. Ruilian Zhang’s interests are in the various dimensions of resettlement, covering involuntary land acquisition and resettlement, livelihoods, social impact assessment, and the social and environmental risks of China’s Belt and Road Initiative. He completed his PhD at the National Research Centre for Resettlement (NRCR), Hohai University, China. He has published 11 major technical reports (6 in Chinese, 5 in English), and 26 peer reviewed articles (11 in Chinese, 15 in English).

Dr. Ruilian Zhang is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining at UQ’s Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI). He is also a member of the International Association of Impact Assessment (IAIA), and the International Network of Displacement and Resettlement (INDR).

Ruilian has engaged in industry facing projects through applied research with hydropower developers, government bodies, international lenders, international and bilateral financial organizations. These include the World Bank (WB), Asian Development Bank (ADB), European Investment Bank (EIB), and Appraisal Centre for Environment & Engineering (ACEE) of Ministry of Ecology and Environment, China.

The focus of Ruilian current position is to examine patterns of mining induced displacement and resettlement worldwide.

Research Interests

  • Involuntary land acquisition and resettlement, livelihoods, social impact assessment, and the social and environmental risks of China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Hohai
  • Bachelor of Literature, Chuzhou

Publications

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Zhang, Rui Lian and Yao, Feng (2014). Evaluating the relationship between economic growth and environmental pollution. International Conference on Machine Tool Technology and Mechatronics Engineering, ICMTTME, Guilin, China, 22 - 23 June 2014. Pfaffikon, Switzerland: Scientific.Net. doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.644-650.5884