Natalie Lau

PhD Candidate @ The University of Edinburgh

 

About

I am a PhD in Politics candidate at The University of Edinburgh. My defended research proposal, titled “Framing Nationalism: A Case Study of the China Dream Discourse in the Context of Hong Kong”, is designed to investigate the framing and impact of nationalist discourses by scrutinising the China Dream discourse in Hong Kong with mixed methods. Generally, I investigate political issues through the lens of language, therefore I identify myself as an interdisciplinary scholar in politics and language; specifically, I am interested in the research of political communication, nationalism, political discourse analysis, East Asian politics, language and power, 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.  

 

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

 

Education

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

Experience

August 2022 - Present

Research Assistant, Zendo Pen Limited, UK

January 2020 - August 2021

Lecturer, Hong Kong Baptist University

September 2020 - August 2021

Advisor, United Christian Music Kindergarten, Hong Kong

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

Research

Tertiary Teaching

Coaching & Advising

Public Speaking

Computer Skills

Executive & Administration

Translation

English

Cantonese Chinese

Mandarin Chinese

 
 

Awards

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

Interests

Classical Music; Classical Painting; 

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