School of Social and Political Science

Natalie Lau

Job Title

PhD Student


Natalie is a PhD student who is interested in the cross-disciplinary research of politics and language. Before embarking on her journey as a researcher in Edinburgh, she was a lecturer at the College of International Education of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). During her service, she received two teaching awards from HKBU to celebrate her enthusiasm for teaching and nurturing young adults. She also worked at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology where she trained local and international undergraduate students in leadership and communication-related subjects.

Natalie received her MSc in Applied Linguistics at The University of Edinburgh. She also holds an MA in Language Studies and BSocSc (Hons) in Government and International Studies (minored in Translation Studies), both awarded by HKBU. 

Research interests

Research interests

Chinese Politics; Hong Kong Politics; Political Communication; Persuasion and Rhetoric; Political Discourse Analysis; Critical Discourse Analysis; Politics and Language; Language Policy.