Dr Yuchen Wang

Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellow



Personal statement

I am currently working at the Strathclyde Institute of Education as a Chancellor’s Fellow. My research interests include inclusive education, children and young people' voices and participation, sustainable development and technology. I have led research projects funded by the ESRC, NERC and British Council. I was a co-editor for ‘Artificial intelligence and inclusive education: speculative futures and emerging practices’, which won the 2020 Springer Nature New China Development award and is now being translated into Arabic. I was also a core member of the writing group which produced the 3rd version of Scotland's 'National Framework for Inclusion'.

I am the course co-leader for PGCert Inclusive Education (GTCS professional recognition certificate: Additional Support Needs 3-18) and the module co-leader of Inclusive Pedagogy. I regularly deliver professional development programmes for practitioners to build their capacity in inclusive practice. I am also a member of committees and groups including the Scottish Universities Inclusion Group, the Strathclyde Institue of Education’s Global Engagement working group and the Strathclyde Early Years Hub.

I welcome prospective students who are interested in inclusion and diversity issues, international perspectives of inclusive educational development and student/child-led approaches to get in touch regarding supervision opportunities. Please note that I am not accepting new students for the academic year 24/25. Below is a list of on-going projects supervised by colleagues and myself:

Xunrou Shen. PhD. Rethinking Parental Engagement under the Covid-19 crisis through a Froebelian lens: Bringing Young Children’s Voices to the Front.

Kerrie Highcock. EdD. Autistic children's views of support in England.

Jingyi Yang. PhD. Understadning anti-racist pedagogy in Scottish early childhood education.

Jennifer McNicol. EdD. Places of belonging for learners with additional support needs.

Jiayu Shi. PhD. Exploring the discourse space for male teachers in early education: gender flexibility and gender diversity in China.

Noor Ul Ain. PhD. The making of human-centred AI-Technologies for Inclusive Education.

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Lyu Wenhui, Mou Yujie, Wang Yuchen
Journal of Chinese Special Education Vol 8, pp. 10-17 (2023)
(Re)constructing equality, diversity, and inclusion in Chinese childhoods : intersectional perspectives and transdisciplinary approaches
Zhu Yan, Wang Yuchen, Xu Yuwei, Tan Run
Global Studies of Childhood Vol 13, pp. 95-101 (2023)
'It is the easiest thing to do' : university students' perspectives on the role of lecture recording in promoting inclusive education in the UK
Wang Yuchen
Teaching in Higher Education, pp. 1-18 (2023)
University students' perspectives on the role of lecture recording in promoting inclusive education in the UK
Wang Yuchen
ECER 2022: Education in a Changing World: The impact of global realities on the prospects and experiences of educational research (2022)
National Framework for Inclusion
, Alves Ines, Barrett Louise, Barnett Hayley, Cantali Di, Catlin Jane, Darling-McQuistan Kirsten, Dey Donna, Essex Jane, Florian Lani, Foley Yvonne, Graham Archie, Jaap Angela, Jones Sian, Watson Kat Lord, McAuliffe Lisa, McGill Colin, Mercieca Duncan, Munro Alice, Mouroutsou Stella, Priestley Andrea, Sutherland Margaret, Wang Yuchen
'Teachers did not let me do it.' : disabled children's experiences of marginalisation in regular primary schools in China
Wang Yuchen
Disability & the Global South, pp. 2053-2070 (2021)

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Research Interests

  • Inclusion and diversity in education
  • Student voice
  • Sustainable development
  • Technology
  • Research engagement and impact

Professional Activities

European Conference on Educational Research (Event)
Peer reviewer
Child Protection and Practice (Journal)
Peer reviewer
Best Practice of Inclusive and Equitable Education in Early Years and Beyond
Collaborative and Partnership Research in Inclusive and Special Education (Early Career Researchers’ Forum)
Introduction to the Storyline Approach
Transnational dialogues on inclusive education for a sustainable future

More professional activities


Going Global Partnership: Co-developing transnational, innovative and culturally-sensitive approaches for quality and equitable inclusive education
Roxburgh, David (Principal Investigator) Wang, Yuchen (Co-investigator)
08-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2026
Human-centred AI Technologies for Inclusion in Education and Society
Abel, Andrew (Principal Investigator) Wang, Yuchen (Principal Investigator) Jia, Laibing (Principal Investigator)
Strathclyde Centre for Doctoral Training 2023 (approx. £260,000)
01-Jan-2023 - 30-Jan-2027
Tackling ethical challenges in research with children: contextualising children’s rights in China
Wang, Yuchen (Co-investigator) Zhu, Yan (Principal Investigator) Xu, Yuwei (Co-investigator) Gao, Jie (Co-investigator) Qu, Xiao (Co-investigator) Wu, Xiaoling (Co-investigator) Deng, Meng (Co-investigator) Xu, Shan (Co-investigator)
A knowledge exchange seminar series to promote discussions amongst researchers to understand how children’s rights are constructed and understood in the context of China and reflect on ethical challenges in research with children. Funded by UCL Global Engagement Funds (£5,000).
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2023
Strathclyde Research Intern
Wang, Yuchen (Principal Investigator)
Supervisor of student project 'The Question of How: A Literature-based Exploration of Good Practice in Engaging Children in Environmental Sustainability Research'
06-Jan-2022 - 01-Jan-2022
Artificial intelligence and inclusive education
Wang, Yuchen (Co-investigator)
Advanced Innovation Centre for Future Education, Beijing Normal University.(£22,899)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2019
Lecture recording and inclusive practice in higher education
Wang, Yuchen (Co-investigator) Knox, Jeremy (Principal Investigator)
Principal's Teaching Award Scheme, University of Edinburgh. (£14,397)
26-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2019

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Dr Yuchen Wang
Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellow

Email: wang.yuchen@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 444 8049