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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.

Profile photo 
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Job title 
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Research interests (for researchers only) 
Add up to 5 research interests. The first 3 will appear in your staff profile next to your name. The full list will appear on your research page. Keep these brief and focus on the keywords people may use when searching for your work. Use a different line for each one.

In Pure (opens in a new tab), select ‘Edit profile’. Under the heading 'Curriculum and research description', select 'Add profile information'. In the dropdown menu, select 'Research interests: use separate lines'.

Contact details 
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Create or connect your ORCID ID in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’ and then 'Create or Connect your ORCID ID'.

Accepting PhD applicants (for researchers only) 
Choose to show whether you’re currently accepting PhD applicants or not in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’. In the 'Portal details' section, select 'Yes' or 'No' to indicate your choice. 


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.

You can update this in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’. Under the heading and then ‘Curriculum and research description’, select ‘Add profile information’. In the dropdown menu, select - ‘About’.

Write about yourself in the third person. Aim for 100 to 150 words covering the main points about who you are and what you currently do. Clear, simple language is best. You can include specialist or technical terms.

You’ll be able to add details about your research, publications, career and academic history to other sections of your staff profile.