Dr Alison Yeung Yam Wah
I have been providing writing skills training for doctoral researchers at the University of Surrey since 2011. I have extensive international experience of Academic English teaching, which includes running an Academic English Support Service for Chinese post-doctoral researchers and lecturers, and managing academic training provision for a publishing house. I also provide cultural awareness training for researchers, a vital element of any research culture which is as international as that at Surrey. This particular interest arises from my PhD project on the impact of cross-cultural (Sino-European) engagement on theological perceptions of reality.
My current areas of interest are in developing collaborative learning strategies and integrated approaches to writing development. One project that embraces both of these areas is the Surrey Undergraduate Research Journal (SURJ) which engages doctoral researchers at Surrey as peer reviewers, copy-editors and proofreaders for manuscripts written by undergraduate authors.
In addition to my work within the University, I am keen to seek collaborative opportunities with other research institutions. I have designed and delivered external writing training sessions, ranging from two-day writing retreats to two-hour writing workshops, for the following organisations:
Writing Retreat (Imperial College, London; TECHNE Consortium, Surrey)Writing High-Impact Journal Articles (SRHE, London; Christ Church University, Canterbury; Winchester University; York St John University)Writing Reflectively (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals)The Craft of Writing (TECHNE, Royal Holloway) Overcoming Writer's Block (British Academy of Management Doctoral Symposium)Writing for Scientific Publication (Lilly UK, Surrey)Postgraduate Writing Skills (University of Kent)