Kankan Zhang (she/her) is an analyst at RAND Europe. Working primarily in the area of home affairs and social policy, her research interests include education, employment, family policy and social includsion. Prior to joining RAND, Zhang completed a Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge which focused on childcare arrangements in dual-earner families in urban China. She also holds a M.Phil. in sociology from the University of Cambridge and a B.A. in cultural studies from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.


Ph.D. in sociology, University of Cambridge; M.Phil. in sociology, University of Cambridge; B.A. in cultural studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong


English; Mandarin Chinese; Cantonese

Selected Work

  • Elena Rosa Speciani, Merrilyn Groom, Kankan Zhang, Sarah Angell, World Class: Global Learnings for England on Early Years Policy, Sutton Trust, 2023

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