Humanities & Social Sciences Faculty


Richard Driscoll

Head of Faculty-Humanities, Teacher of Sociology, Cambridge Trainer

PGCE in Social Science – Institute of Education of University of London

Bachelor of Arts in Social Policy – University of York.

Richard has taught in high school in London and he has experience as the Head of Social Sciences.

Dean Aldred

Teacher of Sociology

Graduate Teacher Training Programmed Newman College University, UK

International Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching and Learning, DePaul University

BA (Hons) Sociology with Politics, University of Central Lancashire

Dean has over 15 years teaching experience in a range of schools and sixth form colleges across the UK and China.

Tatum Campbell

 Teacher of Sociology

BA Hons Sociology: University of Gloucestershire

PGCE : University of Bristol

Miss. Tatum has worked for 6 years as a Sociology teacher in secondary schools and sixth form colleges. She began her teaching career in the UK and has spent the last four years teaching in the UAE

Global perspectives

Matthew Bellis

Head of Year-G2, Teacher of Global Perspectives

Math &Global Perspectives Teacher

Bachelor of Politics, Liverpool John Moores University.

Post Graduate Certificate of Education, Liverpool Hope University.

Mr. Bellis has taught in Shenzhen for 5 years and has also previously taught in Spain and the UK.

Jack Bridges

Teacher of Geography, Teacher of Global Perspectives

PGCE (Geography) University of Warwick

BSc (First Class Honours) Physical Geography, Aberystwyth University

Jack is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and has published work on wildfires in the journal Forests. He enjoys fieldwork, outdoor pursuits and organising the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme.


James Fish

Head of Subject-History, Teacher of History

Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Goldsmiths, University of London

BA (hon) 2.1 Degree in Politics, University of Sussex

James is a History teacher with five years History teaching experience both in the UK and internationally teaching KS3, GCSE, IGCSE and AS History.  He finds working at SCIE challenging and rewarding; challenged by the demands of high ability and motivated students, and rewarded by their enthusiasm for learning in and out of the classroom.

James enjoys playing sports including squash, kickboxing and jujitsu.  He also instructs the self-defense ECA.

Nicholas Wood

Teacher of History

Master of Education, Freie Universität

Bachelor’s in history and English, Freie Universität

Nick has been teaching History in Germany and China for more than 8 years.

Alex Lennartz

Teacher of History

Master of Arts in International Policy Studies from Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Bachelor of Arts in Media Production from Florida State University College of Communication

CELTA Certification of International House Budapest

Alex has been teaching English as a second language in China since 2013 and teaching history in SCIE since 2016. He also has experience in Social Studies teaching and Methodology instruction.

Tenesan Severin

Teacher of History

PGCE from University College London (IOE)

BA with Hons from Kingston University

Tenesan is an enthusiastic History Teacher. She has worked 4 years in UK schools and passionate about all types of History.

Julian Fabian

Teacher of History

PGCE (Secondary History & Social Studies) from University of York

Master of Arts Degree in Museum Studies from University of Leicester

BA (Hons) Degree in History & Archaeology from Cardiff University

Julian has 23 years experience teaching History and Social Studies in the UK and American system and at IB level. He has taught in countries as diverse as Tanzania, Kuwait, Vietnam, Thailand, China, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia.


Stuart Ashmore

Head of Subject-Geography, Teacher of Geography

PGCE Geography and Supportive Education of Brunel University College

BA (Hons) Geography and Social Sciencesc 2(i) of Leeds University

GCSE O-level: Spanish (B) of North West Kent College

Miles Harpley

Teacher of Geography

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Geography, University of

Durham Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Secondary Geography), University College London

Miles completed his teacher training with the Teach First Leadership Development Programme working in London, UK.

Francis McGinty

Teacher of Geography

BA in Geography, Keele University

PGCE in Secondary Geography, Durham University

Francis McGinty has worked as a Geography Teacher for 4 years in both Newcastle (UK), and an international school in Malaysia.

Ian Davies

Teacher of Geography

BA(Hons) Geography and international Politics University of Wales, Aberystwyth

PGCE Geography University of Wales College Cardiff

Ian Davies has been a secondary school teacher for 33 years 28 years as Head of Department in an inner city school in the UK. In 1998 spent one year in Oregon,United States on a teacher exchange programme.


Lisa Bray

Head of Subject-Psychology, Psychology Teacher

PGCE, Canterbury Christchurch University

Bachelor(Honours) of Science in Social Science Canterbury Christchurch University

Bachelor(Honours) of Arts in History Canterbury Christchurch University

Previous to working at SCIE Lisa was a Head of Department for Sociology and Psychology at an academy in the United Kingdom. In addition, Lisa has 9 years’ experience teaching History to Advanced Level. Lisa has a wealth of experience in working with students on UCAS applications and UK university application procedures.

Gary Ellis

Psychology / Sociology Teacher

MA in Social Sciences, the open University

BSc (Hons) in Sociology, CNNA

Post Graduate Certificate in Education, University of Surrey

Post Graduate Diploma in Social Research Methods, The Open University

Mr. Gary Ellis joined SCIE from August 2012.


Amanda Sturchio

Psychology Teacher

Master of Education of University of Nottingham

PGCEi of University of Nottingham

Bachelor of Science in Psychology of Worcester State University

Ms. Amanda has taught Psychology for many years. She has rich experience in teaching China.


Chloe Tan

Head of Subject-AL Economics, Teacher of Economics

BSc Management of Hunan University.

Chloe has worked at SCIE for three years, teaching Business Studies at the IGCSE level. Before working at SCIE, she worked in the marketing department of HUAWEI, learning practical marketing and management skills which she is now able to share with her Business Studies students.

Cheong Eyuen Mian

Teacher of Economics & Business Study

PGCE in Education(International) of University of Nottingham

BSc Management of University of London (External)

Diploma in Economics of University of London(External).

Mr. Cheong has taught IB/IGCSE/A-Level Economics for more than 12 years in China.

Cherry Xu

Teacher of Economics

PGCEi (Distinction), University of Nottingham

MSc Finance, University of St Andrews

BA Economics and International Trade, University of International Relations

Joined SCIE in 2012

Nathan Silitonga

Teacher of Economics

Bachelor of Arts in Economics and History, University of Sydney

Master of Teaching, University of Sydney

Master of Business Administration in Finance and Economics, University of Technology, Sydney

Master of Business in International Business and Marketing, University of Technology, Sydney

Nathan has been teaching Economics in London, Beijing and Tokyo over the last 20 years.

Andrew Stephens

Teacher of Economics

BA with Honors in Business and Economics, Seattle University

Massachusetts teaching credential in Business, Economics, and Finance

Andy has been teaching since 2016 where he has taught in China, Japan, and the USA. Prior to teaching, he worked for several years in finance and governmental operations.

Henk van Reenen

Teacher of Economics

PGCE, Cornerstone Institute

Bachelor of Commerce in Chartered Accountancy, North West University

Mr. Van Reenen is an accountant turned teacher with experience working in South Africa, South Korea and China.

Tim Young

Teacher of Economics

PGCE in Secondary Mathematics, University of Exeter

BSc Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science

Cambridge CELTA

Tim has taught A Level Economics for 6 years and Mathematics for 1 year. He has taught in China and UK.

Allen Liu

Teacher of Economics

MA Educational Economics and Management of Wuhan University

BSc English Education of Jianghan University.

Prior to teaching at SCIE, Allen taught English at Changjiang Vocational College, and English and Human Resources Management at Longgang TV & Radio University, Shenzhen. She has been teaching Business Studies at SCIE for three years.

Issac Fu

Teacher of Economics & Accountancy

Distinction, MSc Financial Economics (CFA track), University of Leicester, UK

Honors degree, BA Finance and Economics, University of Bournemouth, UK

PGCE in Education (International), University of Nottingham, UK

2 years of experience in teaching AP Economics, 4 years of experience in teaching A Level Accounting

Worked as an equity analyst in financial institution before joining SCIE

Cambridge Assessment AS and A level Accounting examiner

Daisy Ding

Head of Subject-GL Economics, Teacher of Economics

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (International) with Merit, Nottingham University

Master of Business of Administration, Asian Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Engineering, Nanjing Science and Technology University

More than 10 years teaching experiences in IGCSE Business Studies and Economics

Have been teaching in SICE since 2012,

Before becoming a teacher, I had 10 years working experiences as a profit centre manager in 3 multi-national companies, i.e. Tipco, EF & AIG in Bangkok and Shenzhen.

Hobbies: practising yoga, swimming, hiking, reading and traveling.

Bill Chen

Teacher of Economics

BSc Accounting and Finance, London School of Economics and Political Science

MSc Corporate Finance, Cass Business School

Angelien Meggersee

Teacher of Economics

M. Com in Economics, University of the Free State

B. Com (Honours) in Applied Econometrics, University of the Free State

B. Com in Statistics (Merit), University of the Free State

PGCE in Business Studies and Economics (Merit), University of South Africa 


Angelien has worked as a risk analyst before embarking on her teaching career. She has six years of experience teaching in South Africa, South Korea and China in the field of AP Economics and Human Geography.

Roche Meggersee

Teacher of Economics

B. Com (Honours) in Applied Econometrics, University of the Free State

B. Com in Economics, University of the Free State

PGCE in Business Studies and Economics (Merit), University of South Africa


Before teaching, Roché worked as a business segment analyst in corporate banking. He has eight years of experience teaching in South Africa, South Korea and China with focus on IGCSE, A1, A2 and AP Economics. He has headed the Social Studies department prior to joining SCIE.

Shiwei Qiu

Teacher of Economics

Institute of Education, UCL
QTS (Qualified Teaching Status in England)

PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education)
Economics and Business Education

DurhamUniversity, MAin TESOL and Applied Linguistics

Responsible for both Y12 and Y13A-level Economics students; the School and its sixth form was rated Outstanding by Ofsted.
Delivered Business Studies lessons at both GCSE andA-level, where 90%of students achieved C and above