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Assistant Professor in Education, Faculty of Social Sciences
Dr. Tingting Yuan is an Assistant Professor in Education and Teacher Development in the School of Education. She has a PhD in Comparative Education (University of Bristol, UK), MA in Comparative Education and BA in Education Management (Beijing Normal University, China).
Prior to joining the University of Nottingham in 2022, Tingting was a Senior Lecturer in International Education and course leader for BA International Development and Education and BA Education Studies at Bath Spa University. Before that she was a Lecturer in Education at Liverpool Hope University. She was a former ordinary member of the British Association for International and Comparative Education (BAICE) executive committee.
Tingting is the editorial review board member of Research Papers in Education and Journal of Global Education and Research. She also serves the Local Governing Body of Elmlea School Trust as a curriculum governor.
Tingting's research is in the field of international and comparative education. Her doctoral research was on 'Donor Logic of Chinese Educational Aid to Africa', which included fieldwork undertaken in… read more
Tingting's research is in the field of international and comparative education. Her doctoral research was on 'Donor Logic of Chinese Educational Aid to Africa', which included fieldwork undertaken in Tanzania and China. Her broader research interests include globalisation, public goods and education, international aid of education, China-Africa educational cooperation, international higher education policy and other educational issues within the complexities of global political economy. She has been invited to present papers at several international conferences such as the World Congress of Comparative Education (WCCES) and annual conference of Comparative and International Education Society (CIES). Currently she is interested in examining Sustainable Development Goals and alternative theories and practice in higher education and teacher training in developing contexts.