Bo has been pursuing his PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Bangor University (BU) since 2022. During this time, he has received several grants and fellowships, including the BU Vice-Chancellor Scholarship, the 11th Fellowship Programme for Graduate Thesis on Chinese Anthropology Fieldwork, and the Welsh Taith Programme. Previously, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Administrative Management (Police Management direction) from the National Police University for Criminal Justice, China, in 2018. Subsequently, he obtained an LLM in Contemporary Legal Studies from the University of Chester in 2021 and an MRes in Law (Criminal Law direction) from Guangxi Normal University, China, in 2022. Bo has completed short-term internships with various Chinese grassroots policing forces and served as a police volunteer for two years.

Bo’s research interests include hate crime, victims and policing.

Bo’s PhD thesis focuses on, after the Covid-19 pandemic, the impact of victim experience in anti-Chinese hate crimes on British society. Qualitative research is his main research methodology, and fieldwork and semi-structured interviews are adopted in his research.