Dr. Saihong Li joined Stirling in September 2013, as Lecturer in Translation Studies and Programme Director in Translation Studies and Translation with TESOL.
From 2010 to 2013, Dr. Li worked as Lecturer in Interpreting and Translation Studies in the Chinese section of the School of languages at the University of Salford. Since September 2010, when she was appointed Lecturer at the University of Salford, she has been actively engaged in research and research administration. In 2011 Dr. Li was nominated as Chair of Research Ethics Committee at College of Art and Social Science. She also served as Programme Leader for UWLP (the University-wide language programme) at Salford.
In 2003, Dr. Saihong Li was appointed as Associate Professor of Linguistics at Dalian Maritime University, China. From 1991 to 2003, she taught English and linguistics in Liaoning University, Beijing Foreign Studies University and Dalian Maritime University, China.
Between 2005 and 2010, Dr. Li worked in Denmark while pursuing her doctoral research. She taught English Grammar and Linguistics, Business Chinese, Chinese language and linguistics, Chinese History and Cultural Studies, in various Danish universities: the University of Copenhagen, the Copenhagen Business School, and the University of Southern Denmark. Her experiences have straddled diverse cultures, languages and disciplines; they have informed both her theoretical reflections on language and practices in teaching. In 2006 Dr. Li was awarded a doctoral stipend, by the Danish Government, for research in Translation and Lexicography. She held a post in the Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies at the University of Copenhagen; her Ph.D. was awarded in 2009.
In the past two years Dr. Li has built up a strong record in obtaining funding for research. She has been successful with applications to the British Academy, to the UCCL (University China Committee London), to the VC-early Career Scholarship at Salford, and to the Carlsberg Foundation (Denmark).