I started my PhD research project on the internationalisation of teacher education in October 2014. I began my career as a lecturer of the English language in the higher education sector in China. Prior to that, I was studying the Masters course in curriculum and pedagogy. I was awarded research grants from the University of Strathclyde and Shanghai Normal University respectively for my doctoral and Masters research projects. My research focus is on how teacher education is internationalised in both China and Scotland, how study abroad programmes and other learning experiences that have intercultural, international and global dimensions shape student teachers’ readiness for teaching in an increasingly global and multicultural context, and how international collaboration and communication can be established between universities from different countries in both research and practice. I am committed to international and comparative education in research and practice and its impact on teacher education, locally, nationally and globally.