Ms Miriam Lau Leung-che obtained her Bachelor of Arts (with first class honours) in English and Comparative Literature and Master of Philosophy in English Literature from The University of Hong Kong. During her studies, she was awarded the Ellis Bell Prize in English Literature and Comparative Literature, and also a Worldwide Exchange Scholarship to fund her exchange studies at the University of California, Irvine.
With her research interest mainly in the crossovers between Western and Chinese theatre, Ms Lau has been invited to share her thoughts about the "History & Development of Theatre in the East & West" on a programme called "The Big Idea" in Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK). Besides, she has twice given papers at the International Ibsen Conference, which is a triennial conference gathering scholars all over the world to discuss the works of the great Norwegian playwright, Henrik Ibsen. Her paper is also recently published in the conference proceedings of the 12th International Ibsen Conference by Fudan University.
Ms Lau is currently doing her doctoral research at the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham. Just as Shakespeare famously wrote: "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players," Ms Lau is an amateur actress when she is not teaching, and she has acted with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in the UK.