Meng Du

Meng Du


I am a PhD student in Interpreting Studies at the University of Leeds under the supervision of Professor Binhua Wang and Dr Callum Walker. My PhD research applies eye-tracking methods to investigate interpreters’ cognitive processing in simultaneous interpreting. My project is funded by Leeds-CSC scholarship. 

Prior to joining the University of Leeds, I studied at Sichuan International Studies University (BA) and Beijing Foreign Studies University (MA). I completed my MSc in International Social and Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where I graduated with distinction. 

As a ‘practisearcher’, I have been working as a freelance translator and interpreter in my spare time, providing translation and interpreting services for many organizations and companies from and out of China, covering social policy, international relations, economics, and many other fields.

Research interests

  • interpreting/translation process as complex bilingual and cognitive processing
  • multimodal corpus-based study of interpreting/translation products


  • (BA) Translation Studies at Sichuan International Studies University (2019)
  • (MSc) International Social and Public Policy at LSE (2021)
  • (MA) Interpreting Studies at Beijing Foreign Studies University (2022)