Di Hu is currently a Ph. D. student of the Department of Politics and Public Administration in the University of Limerick, Ireland. Dr. Maura Adshead is the supervisor of Di Hu's Ph.D. study, and Dr. Neil Robinson is the co-supervisor. Di received the Ph.D. scholarship from Chinese Scholarship Council which is funded by the Chinese government.
Di Hu had her two Bachelor Degrees in Tianjin Polytechnic University, China-Bachelor of Pubic Management and Bachelor of English. She had her Master Degree in Soft Engineering in Tianjin University, China. In 2008, Di Hu was enrolled as the first Ph. D. student with the scholarship from Tianjin University. In 2009, Di Hu had been officially appointed as a reserve teacher for Tianjin University.
Di Hu's research interests include Chinese civil service policies, Chinese political and social environments, Policy transfer, and Comparative politics.