Yvonne worked for a number of years as an English language teacher in Taiwan and the UK. She initially started teaching English to adults in private colleges in Taiwan and later took up a position as an ESL teacher within an international school and then as Director of Studies within an international school in Taipei, Taichung and Kaoshiung.
When Yvonne returned permanently to the UK six years ago, she taught English for business and academic purposes and then took up a position as a Lecturer in Language Teaching at the University of Edinburgh. She is the Programme Director for MSc TESOL and also teaches on the PGDE Secondary programme.
As well as being a committee member of NALDIC, she is also a co-director of the Centre of Education for Racial Equality in Scotland (CERES).