Professor Yinong Xu
Executive Director (UK)
PhD (Edinburgh); MArch (Tsinghua); BArch (Tsinghua)
Professor Yinong Xu was educated at Tsinghua University, China, and the University of Edinburgh, the United Kingdom. He had taught Chinese architecture and urbanism at Brown University for two years before his employment at the University of New South Wales, where he has concentrated on teaching architectural history and theory, architectural design and architectural communications, while intensively devoting himself to cross-cultural and inter-institutional engagement in both educational and institutional development. Yinong has authored one scholarly book and numerous book chapters and articles for international refereed journals and conferences. His main areas of interest in research include architectural history, urban history, garden history, time and memory in architecture, and architectural and pictorial space, all of which have been approached from cross-cultural perspectives.
A/Professor Xiaoxin Liu
A/Professor Liu Xiaoxin was educated at Harbin Normal University, where she received her BA in English Education and MA in English Teaching Methodology.
Appointed as Associate Professor at Harbin Normal University in 2009, Xiaoxin has worked as an academic for nine years and has gained a great deal of experience, particularly in the field of language learning. Xiaoxin has published 9 academic papers and was a co-author of a book on Chinese and Indian education systems.
Xiaoxin joined CITCM in September 2018 as Co-Director and enjoys applying her expertise in psycho-linguistics and second language learning to further developing the Mandarin learning and teaching programmes in local schools.
A/Professor Bo Sheng
A/Professor Bo Sheng graduated from Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine. She received her BA degree for Acupuncture and Tuina in 2000, master’s degree for Clinical Foundation in 2003, and PhD degree for Chinese Medicine Formula in 2008.
A/Professor Sheng joined CITCM as traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) lecturer in 2008 and started her role as Co-director in 2020. She is also a registered practitioner at The Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture UK (ATCM). With over 20 years’ experience, A/Professor Sheng devotes herself to TCM research and practice.
Ms Helen Yang Han
MATESOL, BA, PGCHE, FHEA
Helen received her MATESOL from the University of Canberra and her BA from Harbin Normal University, China. She has extensive experience in teaching English, Mathematics and Mandarin Chinese across all age groups. Helen is committed to promoting Chinese language and culture in the UK and believes that the sharing of good practice can benefit teachers and students from both countries. She has translated a historical book, and has interpreted on several formal occasions. She has been working at her current post since September 2015.
Ms Bethan Thomas
Bethan graduated with a first class honours BA degree in Geography with Chinese Studies from the University of Nottingham. Over the last decade-plus, Bethan has held various project and programme management roles within the not-for-profit, health and social care, and education sectors. Before taking on her current role as Project Manager at CITCM, Bethan lived and worked in Chengdu, Sichuan Province for three years. Bethan’s rewarding time in China gave her first-hand experience of Chinese culture and life in a modern context. Now that she has returned to the UK, Bethan greatly looks forward to building mutual understanding across cultures through the Mandarin programme in local schools and CITCM’s wider events and projects.
Ms Annie Feng
Business Development Officer
Annie obtained her master’s degree in human resource management from King’s College London and BA in Business English from Sun Yat-sen University in China. Before joining LSBU, she has held several roles within the education sector and has many years of experience in marketing and business development. At Caxton House / CICTM, Annie dedicates her skills and experience to enhance cross-cultural communications through business engagements.
Ms June Junjie Xue
External Engagement Officer
June obtained her Master’s degree in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language from Renmin University of China, following her Bachelor’s degree in the same field from Luoyang Normal University. Before joining LSBU, June had been a Mandarin teacher to all age groups in the Philippines, UK, Italy, and China, and she has substantial experience with designing, organising, and managing Mandarin learning and teaching programmes.
Dr Jun She
Jun She, Ph.D, graduated from the Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine China in 2007, came to the UK in 2008, is an experienced TCM practitioner and lecturer both in China and UK, and has over 10 years of experience in TCM practice and teaching.
Dr Xuyan Yang
Yang Xuyan works in the first affiliated hospital of Heilongjiang University of Chinese medicine, and is an experienced TCM practitioner. She is also a registered member at the Chinese Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Alliance UK (CAHMA).
TCM training doctor
Jiawei has obtained her BA degree in Acupuncture from Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine, continuing to pursue a master's degree in Acupuncture and Moxibustion. She has registered as a practicing physician in China and also a member of Chinese Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Alliance UK (CAHMA).
TCM training doctor
Xiaowei is a practitioner in Caxton House/CITCM. She has obtained her Bachelor’s degree on Traditional Chinese Medicine, studying on the same field for Master’s degree in Heilongjiang University of Chinese medicine. Zhang is a registered member at the Chinese Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Alliance UK (CAHMA).
Ms Xi Cheng
Cheng Xi works in Caxton House / CITCM in her capacity as Volunteer-Mandarin-Teachers Coordinator for CLEC (Center for Language Education and Cooperation). She obtained her master’s degree in Teaching Mandarin as a Second language from Huazhong Science and Technology University, China. Since 2014, she has held several roles in Mandarin teaching and coordinating in universities / schools in Thailand, New Zealand, and the UK.
Mr Chris Xianzhong Liang
Chris works in Caxton House / CITCM in his capacity as Volunteer-Mandarin-Teachers Coordinator for CLEC (Center for Language Education and Cooperation). Prior to his role in the UK, Chris has gained substantial experience in Mandarin teaching and teacher management in Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, and Mexico.
Dr Bo Ouyang
Dr Bo Ouyang is a visiting scholar in Caxton House / CITCM. She obtained PhD in traditional Chinese Medicine from Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (China). She is the Deputy Director of Administration at The Chinese National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dr Ouyang specializes in TCM publication and cross-national cultural communication. She also published many academic papers and has over 20 years’ work experience in TCM.