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Stuart Perrin

Chief Officer of Ecology

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Professor Stuart Perrin was appointed Associate Principal of XJTLU Entrepreneur College (Taicang) by Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) in August 2019. He is responsible for developing the XJTLU Entrepreneur College (Taicang), which is part of a new and unique campus that XJTLU is developing in Taicang. In addition to developing seven new industry-themed schools, Stuart is also exploring the university’s unique Syntegrative Education model within the new campus. Professor Stuart Perrin is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA).Before taking up the role as Associate Principal, Stuart was the inaugural Dean for International Affairs at XJTLU, with responsibility for leading the internationalization agenda at the university, including issues relating to the appointment and development of international faculty. 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.Start date at XJTLU: August, 2012

Research interests

Stuart’s research interests include academic literacies and its application to the international university, English as a lingua franca, Second Language acquisition and identity, and language testing. He is also interested in writing in the curriculum, and developing workable pedagogic models of writing in Higher Education.


Associate Principal, XJTLU Entrepreneur College (Taicang), XJTLU, Sep 2019 to date

Dean of International Affairs, XJTLU, Feb 2017 - Jun 2019

Dean of Learning and Teaching, XJTLU, Feb 2013 - Jan 2017

Director of the Language Centre, XJTLU, Aug 2012 - Jan 2017

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 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2020

PhD , King's College, University of London, UK, 2010

MA , King's College, University of London, UK, 2001

MSc , University of Westminster (PCL), UK, 1986

BSc (Hons) Geography, Huddersfield Polytechnic, UK, 1984

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