Wenchao Sara Tu

PhD candidate

Tutor in MEd (TESOL)

Student Representative on the Faculty Research Committee




Building.Room: A35.Rm428


Discourse analysis, genre analysis, multimodal analysis, intercultural (contrastive) rhetoric, the language of evaluation, web-mediated discourse

Research project description

Professional biography


Wenchao Tu has taught undergraduate & postgraduate courses in the area of language and pragmatics, and international business communication.

Her research interests include discourse anlaysis, genre studies, appraisal analysis, multimodal design, and intercultural communication.


Conference presentation:


  • Thomas and Ethel Mary Ewing Scholarships 2011-2014

  • Alexander Mackie Research Fellowship 2012

  • Thomas T. Roberts Education Fellowship 2012

  • Dean's Award for an Outstanding Master of Education Dissertation 2010

Professional and community roles

  • Student Representative on the Faculty Research Committee (FRC)

  • Member of Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA)

Thesis work

Project title Degree Supervisor
The intercultural discourse of university introductions: a genre analysis of Chinese university web-pages. PhD Professor Brian Paltridge

Selected publications


  • Tu, W. . (2005). The education of migrant children and the economic development in Shanghai, SHFU Research Report.
  • Tu, W. (2004). The real situation of schools for children of migrant workers: A study of Nanhui Lupins school., Shanghai Floating Populations’ Education Research Report..
  • Tu, W. (2004). The investigation and study of Sanxia immigrant living condition, SHUSP Research Report.