Dr Rebecca (Yi) Wang

Dr Rebecca (Yi) Wang


PhD, University of Westminster 

IMBA International Master in Business Administration, University of Valencia 

MA Global Business, University of Westminster 

MA Modern British Studies, University of Warwick 

BA English Language, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

Consultancy and professional practice

Senior Fellow of HEA

Certified Management & Business Educator (CMBE)

Director of Learning, Teaching and Quality for School of Organisations, Economy and Society 

Ad hoc reviewer for Studies in Higher Education 

2011 Member of Editorial Review Board, Marketing Education Review

Rebecca's PhD research explores the impact of cultural exposure on young Chinese students' (born post 1985) teamwork experiences in a UK business school. The research extends the knowledge on cross-cultural studies and offers insights for international educators. She was awarded a Quintin Hogg PhD Scholarship in 2007.

Wang, Y., Harding, R. and Mai, L.W. (2012). Impact of cultural exposure on young Chinese students’ adaptation in a UK business school. Studies in Higher Education, 37 (5). pp. 621-639. ISSN 0307-5079

Wang, Y. (2012). Mainland Chinese students’ group work adaptation in a UK business school. Teaching in Higher Education, 17 (5). pp. 523-535. ISSN 1356-2517

Wang, Y., Royo V.M. and Tyler, K. (2008). Cultural perspectives: Chinese perceptions of UK hotel service quality. International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, 2 (4). pp. 312-329. ISSN 1750-6182

Conference Papers

Wang, Y., Armsby, P. and Cranfield, S. (2017). Developing Intercultural Supervision Practice, the UKCGE Annual Conference 2017.

Wang, Y. (2008). Cultural and Psychological Perspectives: Chinese Perceptions of Service Quality in UK Higher Education, paper presented at 21st Service Workshop, and published in proceedings.  Awarded a ‘Best Paper’ prize at the conference.

Wang, Y. (2007). Chinese Perceptions of UK Hotel Service Quality, paper presented at 2007 Advances in Tourism Marketing Conference Destination and Event Marketing: Managing Networks; and published in proceedings.

Research Interests

- Cross-cultural communication and adaptation in the global context and diverse organisations, including the UK higher education institutions

Research funding and projects


WBS Learning & Teaching funding for the project entitled “The Impact on Learning and Teaching of Enhanced Intercultural Communication – What International Postgraduate and Research Students at WBS Can Tell Us


WBS Learning & Teaching funding for the project entitled “Challenges and Opportunities in International PhD students Supervision: from Research Students’ Perspectives


WBS Learning & Teaching funding for the project entitled “Use of GradeMark to Improve Students’ Learning Experience – Interacting with Feedback


"Use of GradeMark to Improve Students' Learning Experience  Interacting with Feedback"

Member of the Higher Education Steering GroupM

Member of Higher Education Research Centre at University of Westminster, leading the Diversity group, which explores the research topics relating to diversity and differentiation in higher education

  • Higher Education Research Centre