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I am a Lecturer in Education at the Manchester Institute of Education with a background in international education and cross-cultural psychology. My research interests focus broadly on international and intercultural education and cross-cultural and developmental psychology, particularly on international students’ acculturation experiences, bio-ecological development, and (im)mobility; mental health and psychological wellbeing; mundane studies; social connections and interactions; Study Abroad (Exchange) Programmes (Residence/Year Abroad Programme); language, culture, and identity; and creative research methods.

I primarily teach on the MA International Education programme, including on course units Concepts and Practices of International Education, Engaging with Educational Research, etc. I am leading course unit EDUC71232 Intercultural Engagement at Work and in Communities. I am also the Co-ordinator for Postgraduate Academic Englightenment Programme at MIE. 

I am the founding convenor of the Eastern Higher Education Research Network (ETHER) and ChinaHE PGR/ECR Network. I’m also part of the Higher Education research group (HERE@Manchester) and Education and Psychology research group at MIE. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, University of Durham

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Glasgow

Areas of expertise

  • LB2300 Higher Education
  • International education
  • Cross-cultural and developmental psychology
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Acculturation
  • Student (im)mobility
  • Creative Methods
  • Language, culture, identity


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