Staff Profile

  • Winnie was born and raised in Macao and has conducted various teaching and research projects across several institutions in the region. She earned both her Master’s and Doctoral degrees from the University of Cambridge, specialising in the design of merged education and special education curricula, the effects of student self-regulation on studying, and qualitative research methodology in education. As the founder of ‘Building Joy’, Winnie is dedicated to promoting children’s self-regulation, literacy, numeracy, and interpersonal skills through play-based learning using creative approaches. Her research interests and academic pursuits include developing novel curricula, advising students on their academic and professional paths, and training educators. At present, Winnie holds the position of visiting professor at the University of Saint Joseph in Macao, while concurrently providing ongoing supervision for undergraduates in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge.

    • EDUM074 –  International perspectives on education
    • EDUM123 – Perspectives on Leadership
    • She also supervises masters students.
    • Higher Education Academy – Associate Fellow
  • Self-regulation, Special Educational Needs, Learning through Play, Curriculum Design.

  • For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view Winnie Pui’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.

  • 2022

    • Pang, B., Oberholzer, L & Pui, W.S.W. (2022). British Chinese Pupils’ Mental Wellbeing. In A. Mahmud & L. Satchell (Eds.), Mental wellbeing in school – What Teachers Need to Know to Support Pupils from Diverse Backgrounds (pp. 48-57). Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group.


    • Pui, W. S. W., Zhang, H., Ding, M., & Zhong, C. E. (2020). Developing children’s cultural identities through play. Beijing International Review of Education, 2(2).