Dr Wu joined Newcastle University in 1998 as a lecturer on the Postgraduate Programme in Translating and Interpreting and the Undergraduate Chinese Language Programme. Before that, Dr. Wu worked as a lecturer at the English Department of Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages in Taiwan. He was also Director of the Szu-yuan Translation Service, which is affiliated to Wenzao College; this post involved managing translation and interpreting projects, recruiting translators/interpreters, and overseeing the College's translation internship programme. Since he joined the T&I Postgraduate Programme, Dr. Wu has been developing and teaching the interpreting modules as well as developing assessment materials and procedures for interpreting exams.
Director of Postgraduate Studies, School of Modern Languages
PhD, Newcastle University, UK
Thesis title: Assessing Simultaneous Interpreting
- a study on test reliability and examiners' assessment behaviour
MA in Translation and Interpretation
Monterey Institute of International Studies, USA
MA in East Asian Studies
St. John's University, USA
BA in English
Tamkang University, Taiwan
External examiner of MA courses in translation and interpreting
1. Westminster University (2006-2011)
2. Middlesex University (2007-09)
Lecturer, English Department, and
Director, Szu-yuan Translation Centre (1993-1998)
Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Mandarian Chinese, Taiwanese, English
Interpreter and translator education, testing and assessment issues of interpreting examinations.
Research student advisor on T&I related studies
2008 UTLC Innovation Fund on developing training materials for public service interpreting
2006 UTLC Innovation Fund on developing a web-based digital multi-media delivery platform for interpreting and language teaching and learning.