Wynston Lee is a PhD candidate at RMIT’s School of Media and Communications, ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society, and Digital Ethnography Research Centre. His research intersects between studies of economy, technology and society, with a focus on Asian contexts. His doctorate thesis takes a comparative approach to examining China’s social credit systems, with senior supervision and support from Professor Haiqing Yu and her ARC Future Fellowship, and associate supervision from Professor Julian Thomas.
Wynston completed a Bachelor of Commerce at UNSW (2016), a Master of Political Economy at University of Sydney (2019), and a Chinese Language Program at China Academy of Art (2020). He has experience working in economics, financial services, and technology sectors through various roles within university, research institute, corporate and startup organisations. He is Australian-born Chinese and has conversational language skills in Mandarin, Cantonese, and Japanese, in addition to his native English.