PhD University of Edinburgh
LLM University of Edinburgh
LLB Soochow University (Taiwan)
Dr Yu lectured at University of Essex Law School before joining Stirling in 2005 as a lecturer in law and becoming a Reader in Law in 2007. She was the Director of LLM in International Commercial Law and the Director of Research Postgraduates Programme for Law. Currently, she serves as the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and the Executive for Scottish Graduate School of Arts and Humanities. Dr Yu serves an external panel member in subject institutional reviews at the University of Strathclyde, University of Aberdeen, and Robert Gordon University. She has also carried out PhD examination internally and externally. She is a member of the editorial board of the International Arbitration Law Review.
Dr Yu's main areas of interest are the theories and practice of international commercial arbitration, International investment law and arbitration, access to civil justice, legal research methods as well as transnational commercial law. Her approach is broadly doctrinal and comparative based, and she has a particular interest in exploring law in the context of current development in practice. A key theme in her work is justification of current developments in both commercial and investment arbitration, and she has published in these areas in journals such as the International Comparative Law Quarterly, Journal of International Arbitration, and Civil Justice Quarterly. She has also acted as a referee for journals in her specialist areas. She welcomes any PhD proposals in the areas of transnational commercial lawand legal methods, international commercial arbitration, ADR, Access to Civil Justice and international investment arbitration.
Lecturer in Law, University of Stirling 2005-2006
Lecturer in Law University of Essex 1999-2004
City Solicitors Educational Trust Teaching Fellow in Legal Education and New Technologies, University of Essex, 1998- 1999
Part-time Lectureship, University of Essex, 1997 – 1998
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Harmonisation of International Commercial Arbitration
International Trade Law
Esteem Indicators :
Member of Editorial Board, International Arbitration Law Review since 2002
Arbitrator, Arbitration Association, the Republic of China
Higher Education Senior Fellow
Member, Society of Legal Scholars
Member, Socio-Legal Studies Association
Member, Legal Education Research Network
Arbitrator (Taiwanese Arbitration Association).
Member of the Society of Legal Scholars.
Member of editorial board for International Arbitration Law Review
Research Funding Applications:
April 2009 obtained funding from the British Academy for £2,500 ( International Exchange Scheme with Sinica Academy)