Professor Stuart Perrin
Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Professor Stuart Perrin was appointed Dean for International Affairs at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in Suzhou, China, in February 2017, with the responsibility for leading the internationalization agenda at the university, including issues relating to the appointment of international faculty.
In addition, Stuart is part of the management team responsible for leading a project to develop new educational initiatives at the university. Prior to his appointment as Dean for International Affairs, he was Dean for Learning and Teaching for four years, combining the role with that of Director of the Language Centre. In the role of Director of the Language Centre, Stuart was responsible for overseeing English, Chinese and Spanish language modules across all years, and developing writing support initiatives in the university.Before being appointed to Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Stuart worked at a number of HEI’s within London, as well as at a number of private educational providers in the UK in the areas of pre-university and foundation programmes, in-sessional English and study skill provision, academic literacies and applied linguistics. Stuart is an active researcher, looking at the relationship between language and identity in EMIs, language policy, English as a Lingua Franca, academic literacies and processes of academic socialization, as well as issues of writing interpreting.