Tian Xu (Tianna)

Personal details

Contact details:

Email:

tx209@exeter.ac.uk

Education

2016-present:

University of Exeter

PhD in Education (TESOL, Intercultural Communication)

2015-2016:

University of Exeter

MSc in Educational Research

2013-2014:

University of Glasgow

MSc in TESOL

 

Professional/research experience

June 2019 - present:

University of Exeter

Research Fellow for Data Science Education Project (HEFCE funded with Grant £30,000)https://www.dseducation.net/


February 2019 - present:

University of Exeter

Researching and Teaching with R software


March 2018 - November 2018:

University of Exeter

International Student Experience Researcher (Independent) for CEMPS at the University of Exeter



- Gathering qualitative data using one to one interview and questionnaires to explore international student experiences in the College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences

- Writing a report (in a business report style) including Executive Summary, Introduction, Methods, Literature Review, Results and Analysis, Conclusion Recommendations and References

- Presenting findings to Associate Dean for Education, Director of College Operations, Head of Engineering and the Education & Student Support Business Partner
 


September 2015 - August 2017:

University of Exeter

Research Assistant for a Nuffield Foundation project (IGR Project with Grant £291,000)



The aim of this project is to evaluate systematically at a national scale the Integrated Group Reading (IGR) programme. The evaluation started in September 2015 and run until August 2017 (Nuffield Research Grant £291,000).



The programme is designed as an early intervention taught by class teachers for groups of 4 children in Years 2 and 3 who are delayed in reading. IGR integrates diverse current professional knowledge about literacy teaching using specially developed high quality materials (reading books and story-specific games). It is taught during the existing small group organisation of lessons as part of a class-wide model, with all pupils being in groups receiving teacher attention over a period of a week, supported by a teaching assistant.



My job description:

- Generating research statistical data

- Sorting out teaching intervention materials relevant to the research project.

- Communicating with more than 20 primary schools for obtaining the research data.



http://www.integratedgroupreading.co.uk/


 

CV: Membership of Professional Bodies/Professional Qualifications

2019-present:

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) - Higher Education Academy, UK

2019-present:

University of Exeter ASPIRE Associate Fellowship - University of Exeter, UK

2018-present:

BERA-British Educational Research Associate - Member

2018-present:

BAAL-British Association for Applied Linguistics -Member

2018-present:

IALIC - the International Association of Languages and Intercultural Communication