Xiao Qu

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I started my higher education first in linguistics and language education. After working with a charitable organisation supporting people with severe learning difficulties, I was drawn into the field of special needs education and inclusive education. I became increasingly interested and motivated to understand and explore ways to improve education particularly for disadvantaged and marginalised children. My academic knowledge and skills are contextualised by an MPhil in Educational Research from the University of Cambridge and a PhD in Education from the University College London Institute of Education. Before joining UWS, I also worked in international education (China and UK) for more than 2 years. 

Area of academic expertise - outline

Inclusive education, special needs education (autism education), sociology of education, international education, and critical realism.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education


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