Le Yao

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Le Yao is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Linguistics at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. Her recent research primarily explores the intersection between Linguistics and Communication Studies. She has contributed research articles to reputable journals and disseminated research findings in international conferences such as ICA and IAMCR. Before her doctoral studies, Le Yao has spent over two years teaching at university level. Prior to her venture into academia, she gained practical experience by working in several international companies for a span of over two years.

Research interests

Applied linguistics;

Media discourse;

Public health communication;

Crisis communication

Awards and honours

2021 Humanities Doctoral Scholarship for outstanding academic performance & significant research, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University;

2021 Top Paper Award, Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Academic Exchanges in Foreign Languages and Translation Studies


Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Linguistics, XJTLU, 2024-present

Lecturer, Graduate School of Translation & Interpretation, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Graduate School of Foshan, 2019

Lecturer, Huashang College, Guangdong University of Finance & Economics, 2016-2019

Senior Researcher, GfK Market Research (Gesellshaft fr Konsumforschung) Beijing Office, 2016

Consultant, The Fountain Group Limited, Hong Kong, 2013-2015

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Applied Language Sciences (distinction), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Award Date: 15 Oct 2023

Master, Translation, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

Award Date: 15 Nov 2013

Bachelor, English Studies, Tianjin Foreign Studies University

Award Date: 1 Jul 2012

Certificate of Consecutive Interpretation (CATTI level I & II), Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security

Award Date: 1 May 2011

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  • Staff


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