Staff

Angus Phillips, Director

Professor Angus Phillips is Director of the Confucius Institute and the Oxford International Centre for Publishing. He has degrees from Oxford and Warwick universities, and before joining Oxford Brookes he ran a trade and reference list at Oxford University Press. He works as a consultant to the publishing industry and is often invited to speak at international conferences and events. His recent books include Inside Book Publishing (with Giles Clark), The Oxford Handbook of Publishing (with Michael Bhaskar), and Turning the Page – all three are being translated into Chinese. He is on the European Advisory Board of Princeton University Press and was a judge for the Bookseller industry awards for four years in a row. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the premier publishing journal Logos.

Angus Phillips

Hui Hou, Co-Director

Hui Hou was International Director of FLTRP (Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press) for over seven years before taking the co-directorate position at the Confucius Institute at Oxford Brookes University. She obtained her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Applied Linguistics from the University of International Business and Economics and Shandong University, China. She won the Rights Professional Award at the 2017 London Book Fair.

Hui Hou

Spring Zhang, Deputy Director

Spring Zhang obtained an MSc in E-Business and Innovation Management from Lancaster University and an MSc in Educational Research from the University of Manchester. Prior to joining Oxford Brookes University, she was the office manager and Chinese Language tutor at the Confucius Institute at the University of Manchester for seven years. She has developed innovative learning methods and teaching materials during her teaching experience.

Spring Zhang

Ariana Weldon, Administrator

Ariana Weldon holds an MSc in Animal Behaviour from the University of Exeter and a BSc (Hons) Psychology from the University of Portsmouth. She is active in primate research and is a named author on several publications. Prior to joining CIOBU, Ariana held assistant roles in university marketing and communications and university accommodation departments.

Ariana Weldon

Local Teachers

Zhou Chunxi, Mandarin Language Teacher

Zhou Chunxi is a Chinese language teacher with over 13 years of teaching experience in China, Thailand and the UK. She obtained her Master's degree in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language in 2015, from Beijing Normal University. She taught at the University of Liverpool as a Chinese Lecturer at the university's Confucius Institute for four years. She joined the Confucius Institute at Oxford Brookes University as a full-time Chinese Lecturer in 2020.

Zhou Chunxi