I hold a PhD in Pragmatics from Loughborough University, UK, and a Master degree in General Linguistics and Applied Linguistics (with Distinction) plus a Bachelor degree in English for Science and Technology, both from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P.R. China. I was trained to be a translator and interpreter throughout my Bachelor and Masters study programmes, and have been doing freelance translation and interpreting since 1995 in addition to my academic work. I am a member of the China Association for Translation, Interpreting and Cognition, and one of the Association's Deputy Directors, responsible for coordinating in academic affairs related to the UK and Europe.
My professional work includes teaching scientific/technical translation at Imperial College, and teaching, research and supervising PhD at UCL's Centre for Translation studies (formerly housed at Imperial College). Details can be found here: https://iris.ucl.ac.uk/iris/browse/profile?upi=CWANA90
Additionally, I am a distance-learning tutor for the Diploma in Translation (DipTrans) course of the Chartered Institute of Linguists, a reviewer for the international journal Transletters: International Journal of Translation and Interpreting, and an editorial board member of International Journal of Applied Linguistics and Translation.
I teach MA Translation, MA Interpreting Project, UG Advanced Chinese and BA Chinese Dissertation in the School. I am Module Leader of our MA Interpreting Project module, and all our MA interpreting modules.
I taught Chinese Public Service Interpreting (for 10 years), Chinese Simultaneous Interpreting, Chinese Consecutive Interpreting and Chinese Technical Translation at the PG level, and Translation 1, Translation 2, Work-integrated Simulation for Translators and Intermediate Chinese at the UG level.
My research interests are empirical studies and experimental studies of translation and interpreting, and I am particularly keen to explore the cognitive aspect and cultural issues. I supervise MA translation projects, MA interpreting projects, MA theses and PhD in Translation and Interpreting Studies. I have published in Translation/Interpreting Studies and Pragmatic Studies, and have had successful research funding bids.
For details of all my research outputs, visit my WestminsterResearch profile.