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Dr Xiaoling Hu

Senior Lecturer in Economics and Business

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I am a senior lecturer in Business and Economics with PhD degrees in Economics and Management.


I am a senior lecturer in Business and Economics. I have PhD degrees in Economics and Management and have worked at Wuhan University, China; Strathclyde University; and Portsmouth University in the UK as a lecturer and researcher before I joined University of Gloucestershire in 2000. Having taught many courses in business and economics fields, both at graduate and postgraduate level, I accumulated rich experiences in teaching and supervising postgraduate students including Master’s, PhD/DBA students.


  • PhD in Economics and Management (China & the UK)
  • MA in Economics (China)
  • BA in Economics (China)

Teaching & Research


My academic journey develops from an earlier interest in the transition economies, through extended interests in applying theories in international business/economics to China’s financial sectors to today’s focus on entrepreneurship and innovation especially within financial sectors.


More publications from Dr Xiaoling Hu can be found in the Research Repository.

External responsibilities

I have published many articles in peer-reviewed academic journals and book chapters, and have served as a reviewer for various journals such as Journal of International Studies, Service Marketing, China Economic Review, Empirical Economics, Economic Planning and Applied Economics. I have also reviewed books or book chapters on statistics and mathematics for Wiley and Emerald.