Shihong Turner is Teaching Fellow at the University of Surrey. She teaches the Chinese language programmes in the School of Literature and Languages (SLL) and works for the related MA in Translation and Interpreting programmes at the Centre for Translation Studies (CTS) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS). Shihong also has more than ten years work experience acting as a qualified and registered interpreter and translator specialising in English Law and business across the UK. This has included working in court as a linguist expert for the Criminal Justice System (CJS), Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), Home Office and business conferences.
Prior to joining Surrey in 2003, Shihong worked as a full-time academic staff in the Chinese Higher Education sector for over ten years. Her teaching and research were mainly focused on two subject areas: Tourism and Hospitality Management and Professional English. She was a key contributor to the first series of textbooks in the related field. Shihong was awarded the European Scholarship of Tourism and Hospitality Study in China and was a Visiting Scholar in Europe between 1997-1998. She was twice recognised as The Teacher of the Year for her excellence in teaching.
Areas of specialism
- Global Graduate Award (GGA) language programme
- Adult Evening Language courses