Natalie Lau

PhD Researcher @ The University of Edinburgh



I am a PhD candidate at The University of Edinburgh. My research focuses on the investigation of political issues through the lens of language, and I am particularly interested in the areas of political communication, Chinese politics, Hong Kong politics, persuasion and rhetoric, Critical Discourse Analysis, political discourse analysis, language & politics, and language policy etc. Prior to joining Edinburgh, I was a lecturer at the Hong Kong Baptist University who mainly taught The Art of Persuasion and other communication courses. I received two teaching awards during my service.  

I am a Candian who's raised in Hong Kong and academically trained in Edinburgh.



2021 - Present

PhD in Politics, The University of Edinburgh

2018 - 2019

MSc in Applied Linguistics, The University of Edinburgh

2012 - 2014

MA in Language Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University

2008 - 2011

BSSC (Hons) in Government and International Studies (minored in Translation Studies), Hong Kong Baptist University


January 2020 - August 2021

Lecturer, Hong Kong Baptist University

September 2020 - August 2021

Advisor, United Christian Music Kindergarten

November 2014 - July 2018

Instructional Assistant,

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

July 2011 - October 2014

Administrative Officer,

Caritas Institute of Higher Education (Hong Kong)

Skills & Languages


Tertiary Teaching

Coaching & Advising

Public Speaking

Computer Skills

Executive & Administration



Cantonese Chinese

Mandarin Chinese



College of International Education Appreciation for Quality Teaching Scheme 2020 - 21, 

Hong Kong Baptist University

Dean's Recognition for Teaching Achievement 2019 - 20, 

Hong Kong Baptist University


Classical Music; Classical Painting; 

European History; Chinese History; Asian Cuisine; Swimming; Gymming; Cooking; Cat & Dog Petting etc.