Xin (许心) is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Global Higher Education, Department of Education, and a Junior Research Fellow at Kellogg College, University of Oxford.
She has strong research interests in the internationalisation and globalisation of higher education and academic research.
Xin completed her DPhil in Education at the department as a Clarendon Scholar. Her doctoral research investigated the internationalisation and evaluation of humanities and social sciences research, with a focus on the influences of incentives for international publications in Chinese higher education. The thesis won the 2020 Emerald/HETL Outstanding Doctoral Research Award and the CIES 2020 Globalization & Education SIG Dissertation Award.
Previously, she completed a BA in English Language and Literature at Tsinghua University (First-Class Honours, one-year exchange at Heidelberg University), and received her MA degree in Higher Education at Peking University (Distinction).
Funded Research Projects:
Centre for Global Higher Education: The role of research in higher education and research assessment
Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China
Society for Research into Higher Education - Co-Principal Investigator
Ethical research in international and comparative education during Covid-19
British Association for International and Comparative Education
The landscape of educational research in the UK (2010-20)
British Academy / Royal Society
A comparative study of higher education curriculum on AI ethics
Department of Education, University of Oxford - Principal Investigator
Internationalising humanities and social sciences in China: tensions, implications and collaboration with UK
ESRC - Principal Investigator
Investigating policy and implementation of English medium instruction (EMI) in higher education institutions in China
British Council China
Brexit, Trade, Migration and Higher Education