McQueen Sum is a Clarendon Scholar and is currently reading for a DPhil in Education at the University of Oxford. Her research interests include higher education, academic work, and sociomaterial theories of practice. Her doctoral research is fully funded by the Clarendon Scholarship and New College Scholarship.

McQueen is a member of the Centre for Global Higher Education. Her research interests are influenced by her experiences of working as an academic tutor at the University of Hong Kong and a researcher for Khan Academy and HarvardX (edX).

Prior to coming to Oxford, McQueen completed her master’s degree with a specialisation in media and learning technologies at Teachers College, Columbia University in the City of New York. She earned her bachelor’s degree in philosophy and business management at the University of Hong Kong with a full merit-based scholarship.



Professor Alis Oancea and Professor Velda Elliott



Xie, Y., & Sum, M. (2024). Higher education leadership challenges and responses to COVID-19 in China and the UK: A need for ethical, collaborative, and compassionate leadership. In M. Drinkwater & P. Deane (Eds.), The Bloomsbury Handbook of Context and Transformative Leadership in Higher Education . London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Sum, M., & Oancea, A. (2022). The use of technology in higher education teaching by academics during the COVID-19 emergency remote teaching period: a systematic review. International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education19(1), 59.

Sum, M., & Oancea, A. (2021). Higher education teachers’ perspectives on technology use in emergency remote teaching during the global pandemic: A systematic literature review. In Proceedings of the Yidan Prize Doctoral Conference (pp. 103-124). Department of Education, University of Oxford.