Before joining the University of Birmingham, Dr Meng Tian held positions of Centre for Research in Education in Asia (CREA) Co-Director and Associate Professor in Educational Leadership and Management at the University of Bath, UK from 2019 to 2021.
From 2017 to 2019, she worked first as a Postdoctoral Researcher then as a Senior Researcher at the University of Teacher Education Zug, Switzerland. During those two years, she conducted several systematic reviews mapping the development of educational leadership, administration and management research.
Meng received a Bachelor’s degree (Educational Administration) from the East China Normal University, Shanghai, China. From 2007 to 2017, she completed both a Master’s and a PhD degree (Educational Leadership) at the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland. Her doctoral thesis explored and compared distributed leadership practices in Finnish and Shanghai schools.