Wu Siew Mei is the Director of the Centre for English Language Communication, which plays a vital role in enhancing the English language and communication skills of both local and international undergraduate and graduate students at the National University of Singapore. Her research interest stems from related English language classroom issues, including investigations into the nature of academic writing, objective testing in large scale English language proficiency assessment and the validation of test descriptors.
Siew Mei's publications analyse the linguistic construction of writer voice and stance in academic texts written by novice writers. She has published in various journals including Reflections on English Language Teaching, the Regional English Language Centre Journal, PROSPECT ( An Australian TESOL Journal) and English for Academic Purposes Journal. She has also published in SoTL journals including the HERDSA Journal and the Asian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. She has also served as the Chief Editor for the Centre’s International Symposium Proceedings and has done invited reviews for various international journals, including the Journal for Second Language Writing. She is currently a member of the Editorial Board for the on-line Asian Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (AJSoTL).