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Dr Yan Wen-Thornton

Lecturer (E&S)


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  • Profile

 Having been educated and lived in both China and UK, Dr Yan has an extensive knowledge and understanding of the culture and history in both the East and the West.

She joined University of Exeter in 2009 and she has been involved in teaching, examination and marking for  Chinese   language, business  and heritage modules at different levels.

Furthermore, Dr Yan has been regularly involved in delivering preparatory intensive courses in Chinese & English culture for international students who take GCSE, A level courses &summer courses in China & Britain and also TESOL programmes.

  • Qualifications:

  BSC in Accounting

  MA in International business management

  PhD in Management ( Women Entrepreneurship )

  • Current roles: 

Lecturer ( Education & Scholarship )

Co-ordinator for Asian languages ( Chinese, Japanese and Korean)




Research interests



External impact and engagement

External positions:

  • External examiner, Keele University ( 2015-2019)
  • External examiner, York St John University ( 2015-2019)
  • External examiner, Oxford Brookes University ( 2016-2020)