Xiaoyun Xiong did a Doctor of Nursing. She has worked in the NICU of Shenzhen Maternal and Child Health Hospital for 30 years as the head nurse of the department. The Department of Neonatology of Shenzhen Maternal and Child Health Hospital is a national clinical key specialty and a training base for specialized neonatal nurses in Guangdong Province. She is the person in charge of the training base for nurses. She is a postgraduate tutor. Her research topics include nursing extremely premature infants, kangaroo mother care, and breastfeeding premature infants.