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Meifang Zhuo


Hello! I am currently doing my PhD (2021-) at the Department of Applied Linguistics at the University of Warwick. My main research interests include teacher research, teacher development, teacher psychology and wellbeing, innovation in English language teaching and learning as well as language management. My PhD research project is supervised by Dr Annamaria PinterLink opens in a new window and Prof Neil MurrayLink opens in a new window.

I have worked in English language teaching since 2010, teaching in a variety of contexts in China, including public high schools, language training centres and a higher institution. In addition to this, I have worked as a freelance interpreter and translator (English- Chinese) for conferences, publications and various business settings.

Current Research

For my PhD study, it aims to explore the impacts and implications of a proposed teacher research project (a combination of workshops and mentoring sessions) for teacher development for research literate experienced high school English teachers in China. The goal of such a proposal is to guide and support teachers to do research in their own classrooms, to promote their professional development and to ultimately enhance the quality of life in the classroom and teacher wellbeing.

Academic Background


Zhuo, M. (2013). A theoretical perspective: the application of advertising principles in foreign language education. Journal of Jixi University, 13(8), 94-95. opens in a new window


Zhuo, M. (2022). A language management approach to language problems. Current Issues in Language Planning, 1-3. opens in a new window

Research projects

Research assistant for 'Supporting Sustainable English Teacher Professional Development in Yunnan Province', funded by British Council (China). Hired by Warwick Centre for Applied Linguistics, April 2022- March 2023(ongoing)

Project Officer for ‘Peer Learning: recognising, training and rewarding peer-to-peer mentors at Warwick’ project funded by WIHEA. Hired by Warwick Philosophy, 30 May 2022- 31 July 2022. (completed)

Conference Presentations
  • International Conference on Language Teacher Psychology, 1st Language Teacher Psychology Conference on Teachers Matter (LTPC2022), 6-7 October 2022, Çağ University, Mersin, Turkey (abstract accepted for oral presentation)
    • Towards resilience? Exploring Chinese high school English teachers’ perceptions and reflections on the impact of COVID-19
  • Second Language Teacher Education: Challenges and New Horizons, 15-17 September 2022, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    • Getting everyone involved and everyone entertained: a literature journey with Literature Circles for students and teachers in senior high schools in China
  • 24th Warwick International Conference in Applied Linguistics (WICAL 2022), 28-30 June, University of Warwick, UK (online)
    • A teacher research project for research literate high school English teachers in China: impacts and implications
  • Linguistics and English Language Postgraduate Conference 2022(LELPGC22), 6-8 June, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    • The efficacy of the Single Point Rubric on teaching and learning continuation writing skills in senior high schools in China: an experimental study
Conference Attendance
  • Cumberland Lodge International PGR Christmas Conference, 19-21 December 2022
  • Oxford Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics: Language and Society(online), 24th June 2022
  • The 7th Future of English Language Teaching Conference(online), 11th June 2022, Trinity College London
  • Trends in teacher training and education, a pre-conference event organized by IATEFL Teacher Training& Education SIG, 16 May 2022, IATEFL Belfast
  • ReSIG: Teacher Research and/for the Global South Online Conference, an IATEFL Research Special Interest Group online event, 30 April 2022, IATEFL ReSIG
Teaching and teaching related activities

Graduate Teaching Assistant for MA TESOL core module ET9B7 SLA Insights for TESOL Practice (2022-2023)

Graduate Teaching Assistant for MA TESOL Practice Assignment(marking) (2022- 2023)

Tutor for the Research Methods Workshop delivered to the MA TESOL students of the department (2021-2022)

Professional Activities
Professional association

Member of the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFLLink opens in a new window) (Research SIGLink opens in a new window)


Meifang Zhuo

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