Yuemiao Ma (PhD student)

Thesis title: Citizenship education embedded in Model United Nations: an explorative study on Chinese secondary school students


Yuemiao is a PhD candidate in Education at Moray House School of Education and Sport at the University of Edinburgh. Before starting PhD, she finished MSc Education (Comparative Education and International Development) at Moray House from 2018-2019. She has maintained an interest in global education and, in particular, the Model United Nations (MUN) programme. Her PhD research is about Global Citizenship Education in Model UN in China. She also looked at MUN in Scotland in relation to Curriculum for Excellence (the Scottish education policy) during her master’s dissertation.

Conference details

  • Paper presentation: Global Citizenship Education in Model United Nations: Does it work in China? The 10th European Conference on Education (ECE), London UK, July 2022
  • Paper presentation: Implementing Model United Nations into local contexts: different conceptualisation of Global Citizenship Education, British Association of International and Comparative Education (BAICE) conference, Edinburgh UK, September 2022
  • Poster presentation: Citizenship Education in Model United Nations, Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) 2023, Online, February 2023