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Joseph Gregory Yu 余尚賢
DPhil, MSc (Oxon), MA (St Andrews)

Curriculum Vitae 履

Professional ​

Joseph is currently a secondary teacher of history and politics in London. He is a recent PhD graduate in Anthropology at the University of Oxford. Hailed from Hong Kong where he finished his secondary education at Queen's College, he gained his MA with honours from the University of St Andrews reading International Relations and Modern History, and afterwards an MSc in Visual, Material and Museum Anthropology at the University of Oxford.


His academic interest lies in the triangle of anthropology-history-archaeology (AHA), believing that the three disciplines are fundamentally related to each other and should not be studied separately. His current research interests are (history) transnational and colonial history of education, (anthropology) development of museums in indigenous communities and East Asia, (International Relations) security issues in North Korea and East Asia.


Joseph is also an amateur videographer, musician and composer, proficient in a number of string, wind, percussion and folk instruments.


Audiovisual Design & Processing

(Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, 
Premiere Pro)

Microsoft Office (Certified)

SketchUp (3D Modelling)

Sibelius (Music Notation)

AdLib for Museums

CALM for Museums

MODES for Museums


Music Qualifications
Teacher of History and Politics
Haberdashers' Crayford Academy, London

​Jul 2022 - present 

Guest Teacher in Oral History
Tseung Kwan O Government Secondary School,
Hong Kong

Jul - Dec ​2022 

Royal Corps of Army Music, London

Dec ​2018 - Jul 2022

Honorary Curator, 
Queen's College History Museum (Hong Kong)

​2013 - present (Archivist, 2013-2014)

Summer Intern, 
Lee Kum Kee (Hong Kong)

Aug - Sep ​2016

Research Assistant to Prof. Laura Peers, 
Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

Oct 2016 - Mar 2017

Curatorial, Conservation & Cataloguing Volunteer, 
Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Oct 2016 - June 2017

Rare Collections Cataloguer, 
University Library, University of St Andrews

Sep 2015 - May 2016

Museum Intern, 
The Highlanders’ Museum, Scotland

May - Jun 2015


Museum Intern, 
National Museum of the Royal Navy

Jan 2015

Museum Intern, 
Hong Kong Maritime Museum

Jun - Jul 2014 (Volunteer, 2013-present)


Viola (ATCL Recital)

Violin (ATCL Recital)

Piano (ATCL Recital)

Chinese Erhu (Diploma, CCM)

Music Theory (Grade 8 ABRSM)

Clarinet (Grade 8 ABRSM)

Cello (Grade 8 ABRSM)

Scottish Highland Bagpipes

Highland & Side Drum


Cantonese (Native)

English (Professional)

Mandarin (Professional)

German (Basic)

Latin (Learning)


Multimedia Design

Historical Research

Visiting Museums




Collecting Antique Books

Playing & Composing Music

Doctor of Philosophy,
University of Oxford

2017 - 2022

Master of Science, 
Visual, Material and Museum Anthropology
University of Oxford

​2016 - 2017

Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Secondary History
Coventry University

​2022 - 2023

Master of Arts (Honours),
International Relations & Modern History
High Second Class Honours (Division I) - 16.4/20; or GPA 3.6
University of St Andrews

​2012 - 2016

Fundings & Awards
Social Sciences Division Graduate Research Poster Award
University of Oxford - 2019
Philip Bagby Fund
University of Oxford - 2018
Peter Lienhardt Memorial Fund
University of Oxford - 2017

Brian Keelan Award – China Oxford Scholarship Fund University of Oxford - 2016
Dean's List for Academic Excellence

University of St Andrews - 2016


The Undergraduate Awards - Highly Commended
For History

The Undergraduate Awards - 2016


The Undergraduate Awards - Highly Commended
For History, and Politics & International Relations

The Undergraduate Awards - 2015

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