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Doctor Tae-Hee Choi

Dr Tae-Hee Choi

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Education policy and change
  • Teacher development
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages

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Accepting applications from PhD students.


Dr Choi is an Associate Professor and the Director of Internationalisation. Prior to joining the University of Southampton, she worked at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) (2013-2022) and part-time at King’s College London (2010-2013).

She researches education policy and change in the global context, and teacher development therein. She also researches their intersections with languages.

In addition to her passion for research, she has actively supported colleagues in research development. At EdUHK, she led a cross-departmental writing group (2020-2022), and an internationalisation research cluster, FEHD Education Policy Research Hub (2019-2022). As a leader of the hub, she connected the academics of five institutes (e.g., Queensland University, Australia; University of Strathclyde, Scotland; Beijing Normal University, China), and liaised cross-institutional publications, research projects and conferences. 

She is serving as an editorial board member of multiple journals, e.g., Journal of Education Policy, and of a book series (Multilingual Education, Springer). She is an associate editor of an ESCI journal, International Journal of Comparative Education and Development (since 2016).

Dr Choi has provided policy advisory to 13 countries at the invitation of the local governments or international organisations (e.g., Asian Productivity Organisation; the British Council) on long-term education plans, reform management and teacher education.

Dr Choi is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK and of the East-West Center, US, and is serving as a co-convenor of the Policy Studies and Politics of Education Network of the European Educational Research Association.