Dr Zhao is a master’s supervisor and an associate professor at the Institute of International and Comparative Education of East China Normal University (ECNU). Her research interests include the cognitive and cultural basis of learning, technology-based learning and international curriculum comparative studies.
She is the university’s leader of the Graduate Certificate of International Educator (GCIE). Her team’s international curriculum educator certification programme has made ECNU the first higher institute to offer International Baccalaureate Educator Certificate (IBEC) and Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI) courses in China.
Dr Zhao has published more than 30 papers in Chinese and English, as well as many monographs and translated works. She currently serves as a party branch secretary of open learning and education at ECNU.