Nora is Director of the Confucius Institute in Auckland with nearly 30 years of experience in Chinese language teaching at the University of Auckland. She is a council member of the International Society for Chinese Language Teaching and a member of the expert panel of International Chinese Teaching Materials Development.

Nora’s work has been recognized with a ‘Distinguished Teaching Award’ from the University of Auckland and ‘Valued Contribution to the University Award’ by the Vice-Chancellor of the University twice, and an ‘Outstanding Contribution Award’ by Confucius Institute Headquarters. She was awarded a ‘Good Citizen Award’ and a ‘Medal for Distinguished Women in Auckland’ from the Mayor of Auckland for her local community service.