Prof Victoria Lai Cheng LEI

Prof Victoria Lai Cheng LEI

Associate Professor

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
(853) 8822 8257

Consultation Hours
Mon 17:00-19:00
Tue 17:30-19:30
Fri 14:00-16:00

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After graduation from Macao Pui Ching Middle School and obtaining her Bachelor of Law degree from Jinan University, China, she went to the University of Glasgow, UK and completed an MPhil and a PhD in English Literature.

Research Interests

Victoria’s research interests include Victorian Literature, Literature and Science, Women Studies, Children’s Literature and Translation Studies and Macao. At the moment she is particularly interested in nineteenth-century Western women in Macao. She is also leading a government-funded research project—English Language Proficiency among Young People in Macao.

Victoria would be interested in supervising MAs in the areas of British Literature, Translation Studies and Gender Studies.

Courses Regularly Taught

She teaches in the following areas: Survey of Literature in English, Victorian Literature, Women’s Writing, Oral Interpreting and Gender in Translation.


Victoria Lei joined the University of Macau in 1997 as a lecturer and she is now an assistant professor. In 2009 she was a visiting fellow at Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, UK. She provides conference interpreting service at local, national and international levels. From 2003 to 2009 she was an invited translator/presenter at Teledifusão de Macau.

Professional Affiliations

She is a member of the Federation of Translators and Interpreters of Macao and the International Association for Translation and Intercultural Studies (IATIS).

Selected Publications
  • Lei, V. (2009). The first decade of the SAR, Macao China. (Trans.). Macao Daily News.
  • Lao X.B. (2009). A history of education in Macao. Trans. S. Ieong & V. Lei. Macao: University of Macau, 2009.