Research Student Profiles

Miss BI, Xin

Division of English Language Education

Programme of Study: PhD

Field of Study: EAP/ESP, Teacher’s Identity, Professional Development, Reflective Practices, Online Community of Practice, Critical Discourse Analysis

Research Topic: Examining EAP Teachers' Professional Identities Negotiation during Career Transition in China

Email Address:

Office: Room 668, Meng Wah Complex

About Me:
Registered in September 2016, Bi Xin (Lotus) is now a Year 2 PhD student on her road to an author. She is particularly interested in stories on EAP teachers' professional identities during professional transition. She has obtained her BA degree in English Language and Literature (First Class) from Beijing Normal University, and an MA degree in English Language Teaching (with Distinction) from the University of Warwick. In spare time, Bi Xin likes swimming, yoga, and traveling. She also runs a WeChat public account for collective learning.

Primary Supervisor: Dr CHAN, Cheri Y Y

Co-supervisor(s): Dr LO, Margaret

Research Outputs:
Bi, X. (2017, 12). Examining the discursive construction of EAP teachers' professional identities in an online public blog in China. Hong Kong, China.

Awards and Prizes:
1. University Postgraduate Fellowship, awarded by The University of Hong Kong, 2016-2020.
2. Postgraduate Scholarship, awarded by The University of Hong Kong, 2016-2020.
3. Excellent Graduate of Beijing (1%), awarded by Beijing Municipal Education Commission, 2014.