School of Language and Global Studies
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Subject Areas: Asia Pacific Studies, Languages, Interpreting and Translation, International Business Communication
Zixi joined UCLan in 2013, and has delivered core modules at all levels in the programmes of BA (Hons) Modern Languages, BA Asia Pacific Studies, BA TESLO with language and BA Language for International Business. Zixi completed her DPhil (PhD) in Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford in 2014. Apart from doing research and teaching in higher education, Zixi is also interested and experienced in translation, interpreting and consulting.
Zixi completed her DPhil (PhD) in Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford in 2014. During the past seven years, she has gained highly competitive national and international scholarships, fellowships and research fund, and participated actively in internationally collaborative research projects, developing textual databases (XML-TEI) for linguistic research on the syntax-semantics interface and beyond. (For prospective PhD supervision, please feel free to contact via email with your initial proposal.) During her DPhil study, she was awarded Andrew Gaudie Student Recognition Prize.
Zixi achieved Fellowship of the UK Higher Education Academy (FHEA) in 2014, and currently developing toward a senior fellowship of the HEA, while being as a mentor and assessor for the FHEA. At UCLan, Zixi has delivered core modules at all levels in the programmes of BA (Hons) Modern Languages, BA Asia Pacific Studies, BA TESOL with Modern Language and BA Language for International Business. She also supervises and co-ordinates dissertations and final-year translation projects, with students winning prizes. In 2016, she won ‘We Heart You Prize’, nominated by students and awarded by the Student Union for university lecturers.
Zixi holds Certificates of Level 1 (the highest level) in the National Accreditation Examination for Translators & Interpreters, IELTS 8.0 and JLPT Level 1 (the highest level). During the past 10 years, she worked as a contracted translator, translating a book (about 150,000 words, published in 2011), chapters, business documents, etc., and did interpreting for a wide range of international meetings and conferences.
Zixi has also been doing consulting for publishers since 2010. In addition, at Oxford University and Otago University, Zixi gained valuable skills for project management, graduate training, undergraduate admission, as well as mentoring post-graduate, undergraduate and international students. Zixi enjoys communicating with colleagues and students especially in a multi-cultural environment. She is a member of the University Band and dancing society, likes playing piano, guitar, Koto (Guzheng), Bamboo flute, won music and photography prizes, and contributes actively to university and international events.