Xin is a DPhil candidate in Education and a Clarendon Scholar at the University of Oxford.
Prior to her doctoral studies, Xin completed a BA in English Language and Literature with first-class honours at Tsinghua University, and received her MA degree in Higher Education with distinction at Peking University. She has also studied at Heidelberg University as an exchange student in English Language and Literature.
Xin’s doctoral research investigates the implications and impacts of encouraging international publications in Chinese universities, especially how those incentives have influenced Chinese Humanities and Social Sciences academics’ research activities and career development.
Xin has strong interests in higher education policy, academic and research life, research assessment and impacts, and comparative and international education.