Xiujuan is currently pursuing a DPhil at the Department of Education, University of Oxford and is also a Research Assistant at the department.

Her current research interests are centred on exploring the relationships between educational attainment, skills acquisition, and labour market outcomes, alongside the economics of education and knowledge production. She is a Kellogg Scholar and a Chevening Scholar.

She was previously a project team leader at the University of the West of England’s Employability and Enterprise Department. Prior to this, she worked at the University of Bristol’s Careers Service and as a manager and English teacher at New Channel Education Group. She was also previously an AGCAS Postgraduate Taught Task Group member and served as an Advisory Group member for a Universities UK international (UUKi) research project titled “What do international graduates do?”

Xiujuan was raised in Xinjiang, China and completed her undergraduate studies in Beijing. In 2013 she completed a Master of Education at the University of Bristol

Funded Research Projects
  • ‘Collaborative writing in the humanities and social sciences: Negotiating the co-production of knowledge’ project. Funder: Department of Education, University of Oxford
Thesis Title

Mapping Masters students’ transition from UK universities to the global labour market: a two-part exploration



Book chapters

  • Facer, K., Buchczyk, M., Bishop, L., Bolton, H., Haq, Z., Gilbert, J., Thomas, GI., Tomico, J., and Wang, X. (2019). Learning in the Cat’s Cradle: Weaving learning ecologies in the city. In Barnett, R. and Jackson, N. (Eds.), Ecologies for Learning and Practice: Emerging Ideas, Sightings, and Possibilities (1 ed.). Routledge.