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Mengnan Li

Job Title: 
Kairangahau | Researcher

Mengnan has experiences in providing quality research, analysis and evaluation to support the development of innovative, international best-practice teaching and learning frameworks which drive equitable outcomes for all learners.

Mengnan joined the NZCER team in August 2022. As a teacher before, her doctoral project showcases the relations between teaching beliefs and student self-concept outcomes. Mengnan explores educational issues from a social-psychological perspective and has experience and expertise in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.

Areas of Expertise

  • Educational and social psychology.
  • Teacher emotions.
  • Student and teacher beliefs.
  • Systematic literature review.


  • PhD in Education, University of Auckland
  • MSc (Distinction) in Education, University of Edinburgh
  • BA in Chinese Language and Literature, Fudan University