Experts

   
   
 

World

  • Dr Edward Burke

    Edward Burke is an Assistant Professor in International Relations specialising in insurgency, terrorism and British/EU foreign and defence policy. He is currently researching the effect of the UK's exit from the EU on the British-Irish security relationship.
    +44 (0)77 9990 5327
    Brexit Politics World Brexit Terrorism politics insurgency Northern Ireland
  • Professor Simon McGrath

    Professor McGrath works on the links between education and development: how education contributes to economics, social and environmental benefits for individuals, firms and communities. This includes an interest in higher and vocational education, in learners, institutions and policies.
    +44 (0)115 951 4508
    Education Rights Lab World education Rights Lab development
  • Dr Afzal Ashraf

    Terrorism; counter-terrorism; global security and conflict; international relations and diplomacy; regional political and security expertise in the Middle East and South East Asia; information exploitation; intelligence processes and agencies; information as a commercial commodity; cyber security
    +44 (0)7848 965 356
    Politics War and security World Terrorism global security International Relations diplomacy Cyber Security Security Al Qaeda Extremism violent extremism
  • Dr Jonathan Sullivan

    China and Taiwan: politics, elections, foreign relations, security, media, internet, pop culture, Chinese football
    +44 (0)115 95 14046
    Brexit China Politics World China Taiwan politics Chinese football Chinese media Chinese Internet
  • Dr Andreas Fulda

    UK-China relations; EU-China relations; Cross-straits relations between mainland China and Taiwan; China's controversial Overseas NGO Law Philanthropy and civil society in the Greater China region (including Hong Kong, Taiwan and mainland China); Social movements and political opposition in the Greater China region (including Hong Kong, Taiwan and mainland China)
    +44 (0)744 752 8020
    Brexit China Politics World China Europe politics
  • Séagh Kehoe

    Contemporary Tibet feminism; LGBTQ, gender and sexuality in contemporary China
    +44 (0)77 6587 4815
    China Politics World feminism Tobet LGBTQ Gender sexuality China
  • Franziska Schrodt

    Diversity - ecosystem functioning relationships; plant functioning traits, plant ecology; remote sensing (e.g from satellites) use for conservation and global change studies; use of vegetation models to study global change; Essential Biodiversity VariablesChanges in plant distribution and function with climate change; change in the functioning of ecosystems with environmental change; prospects of using new technology (e.g. in remote sensing or mathematical models and 'Big data' in ecology) to study ecosystem change with climate change.
    +44 (0)115 84 66071
    Science Technology World climate change biodiversity
  • Sascha Auerbach

    Imperialism Migration and Race Crime; Policing Law and Labour American Universities; Riots and Demonstrations; Origins of "popular journalism"; Nationalism and national identityImmigration Race and racism; Sensational court cases; Popular nationalism; Xenophobia Crime and police responses to it Anti-Chinese sentiment
    +44 (0)77 177 082 93
    American Politics Crime History Politics Rights Lab World race crime; migration; America; riots; crime; racism; history
  • Professor Katharine Adeney

    The politics of South Asia, particularly India and Pakistan; democratisation and ethnic conflict; constitutional design in divided societies.
    +44 (0)115 951 4032
    Politics World politics India Pakistan South Asia Ethnic confllict
  • Professor Kevin Bales

    Professor Bales has extensive expertise in modern slavery, with 25 years experience in the field at all levels from hands-on to UN policy development.He can comment on anything related to modern or historical slavery or human trafficking or slavery in supply chains or slavery and climate change or conflict or forced marriage.
    +44 (0)115 846 6230
    Crime Politics Rights Lab World slavery modern slavery policy politics Rights Lab human rights
  • Dr Catherine Gegout

    European Union politics; Foreign policy; Military intervention; EU-Africa relations; EU-developing world relations; Colonialism; International Criminal Court.
    +44 (0)115 9514 999
    Brexit Crime Politics War and security World politics Foreign Policy EU relations Brexit
  • Fernando Casal Bertoa

    Politics, elections, parties, funding, regulation, corruption, Europe, Spain, Poland
    +44 (0)115 951 4856, +44 (0)758073 4055
    Brexit Law Politics World politics elections funding Corruption Europe spain poland regulation
  • Dr Byungchul Choi

    As an innovation expert, Dr Choi's research focuses on understanding how firms create value through Management of Technology (MOT). More specifically, on the decision making mechanisms and management systems to achieve successful technological innovation.
    +86 (0) 574 8818 0996
    Business and economy Technology World business Management technology China
  • Katherine SUN

    Comparative education research on Sino-Foreign universities
    + 88180000-1074
    Business and economy Education World education Sino-foreign universities
  • Dr Annie Yi RUAN

    Innovation strategy; Management of Technology; Entrepreneurship; Technology Commercialisation and Transfer
    +86 574 8818 0000 8550
    Business and economy Technology World innovation technology entrenpreneurship China
  • Dr Anja Neundorf

    Young people and politics, public opinion, German politics, elections, turnout, democratisation, civic culture, partisanship.
    +44 (0) 7946947367
    Children Politics Rights Lab World politics young people German politics elections
  • Professor Stephen Morgan

    Chinese economic and social development; the management of Chinese firms; China's engagement with the global economy
    +86 (0)574 8818 0988, +86 18667802355
    Business and economy China World China business Global Economy China's global engagement
  • Professor Jeff Kenner

    European Union law, employment law and human rights law.
    +44 (0)115 95 15956
    Brexit Law Politics World EU European Union Brexit Law human rights
  • Dr Ivaylo Gatev

    Eurasian Economic Union; Shanghai Cooperation Organisation; European Neighbourhood Policy InterregionalismNew Silk Road Sino-Russian Relations; Chinese Investment in Eastern Europe; Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit meetings
    +86 (0)574 8818 0926
    Politics World EU European Integration EU policies politics Russia Ukraine China Belerus
  • Professor Jan-Hinrik Meyer-Sahling

    Public administration refrom in Central and Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans. Can comment on EU enlargement-related issues. Currently leads a project on civil service reform and corruption in developing countries. It does not include aparticular focus on the EU.
    +44 (0)115 846 7513, +44 (0)7985 078 348
    Brexit Politics World politics Europe civil service reform EU International Relations Corruption
  • Dr Gareth Stockey

    Contemporary Spain; the history of the Spanish Civil war, Franco dictatorship; the history of Gibraltar and its relationship with Spain; archaeology; memory and tourism of the Spanish Civil War
    +44 (0)115 84 67487
    Arts and Culture Brexit History Politics War and security World gibraltar Spanish Civil War Franco dictatorship archeology Tourism
  • David O'Brien

    Chinese identity and policy; the Chinese political system; social science methodologies
    +86 574 8818 0000 (Extension: 9421)
    Brexit Politics World China China policy Chinese politics
  • Dr David Norris

    Cultural, historical, linguistic and political issues relating to former Yugoslavia and its successor states (especially Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro).
    +44 (0)115 951 5828
    Arts and Culture Brexit History Politics World Former Yugoslavia Serbia Croatia Bosnia Montenegro history poltics
  • Dr Grant Dawson

    Conflict and civil wars, peace keeping and peace processes; international military intervention.Can comment on situations in Libya, Syria, China and the changing world orderThe uses of force with or without UN Security Council approval and 'new wars'
    +86 (0)574 8818 0559
    China History Politics War and security World civil war peacekeeping peace international military intervention War Un syria Libya China
  • Dr Alison Mohr

    Dr Mohr's research focuses on the interface between energy, the environment and society
    +44 (0)115 846 8151
    Environment World energy Environment and Society public engagement community engagemenet Developing Countries society fuel energy technologies policy
  • Dr Sean Mayes

    Crops, plants, seeds, crop genetics, marker assisted selection, development of minor crops, resilient agriculture, oil palm, bambara groundnut, wheat, tea, biotechnology, breeding, seed systems
    01159518062
    Environment Science World Crops plants seeds crop genetics marker assisted selection development of minor crops resilient agriculture oil palm bambara groundnut wheat tea biotechnology breeding seed systems
  • Dr Nicola Pitchford

    mobile technologies, child development, basic skills, literacy, numeracy, primary school education, childhood cancer, preterm birth, childhood stroke, childhood deprivation, poverty, tablet technology, assisted learning, education, Malawi, South Africa, Brazil, childhood brain tumours
    +44 (0) 115 9515287
    Arts and Culture Children Education Health and Medicine Politics Science Technology World mobile technologies Child development basic skills Literacy numeracy primary school education childhood cancer preterm birth childhood stroke childhood deprivation poverty tablet technology assisted learning education Malawi South Africa Brazil childhood brain tumours
  • Professor Todd Landman

    Human rights in the world; global democracy; statistics and quantitative analysis; comparative analysis; US politics; Latin American politics.US political developments in domestic and foreign policy, elections, are relations, police violence; World politics with respect to trends and issues associated with democracy and human rights.
    +44 (0)7584615104, +44 (0)115 74 86270
    American Politics Business and economy Crime Law Politics Rights Lab World USA politics american politics democracy police violance human rights US political developments
  • Mark Idelson

    Comparative Sino-Western thinking; effective cross-cultural experential learning; technology, society, economy and culture's interplay applicable to situations where negotiations, mergers, alliances develop between parties with diverse perspectives
    +8615657883023
    Business and economy Technology World technology entrenpreneurship Mathematics Financial services software engineering
  • Professor Maiken Umbach

    Nazi Germany; The everyday practice of ideology: how 'ordinary' people assimilate political beliefs and make them work for themselves; the politics of 'authenticity'. How political beliefs travel between different cultural and religious context, or between the past and the present. Nazi propaganda and ideology, particularly key texts (numerous media comments on "Mein Kampf") and visual culture; Dealing with difficult pasts (especially Nazi Germany; its photographic and architectural legacies); the problems of exhibiting difficult histories in museums. Dangerous texts; Dealing with iconic political texts and their legacies today (especially the popularity of Hitler's Mein Kampf) The role of culture in regional identity politics in Europe.
    +44 (0)115 7484 106, +44 (0)755 737 2721
    History World Nazi Germany propaganda and photography Political ideology Maiken Umbach Nazis
  • Professor Oliver Morrissey

    International trade policy: developing countries trade; trade agreements; WTO; EU-Africa trade International development: aid policy, effect of aid on developing countries; agriculture and trade in developing countries.
    +44 (0)115 951 54 75
    Brexit Business and economy Politics World Brexit International Trade Developing Countries Trade
  • Dr Paul Smith

    French politics: parliament and parties mostly, but also executive and leadership performance. Responses to Brexit negotiations and whether or not a Frexit is likely. French political leadership post-Brexit, both domestically and within the EU and how France will try to guide negotiations.
    +44 (0)115 951 5875, +44 (0)7792219931
    Politics World politics France French French politics Brexit Europe Paul Smith
  • Dr Louise Kettle

    Britain's relationship with the Middle East - the process of learning lessons from past experiences of intervention in the region.
    07714 216459
    Politics Rights Lab War and security World middle east history politics Security Conflict War
  • Dr Tony Fitzpatrick

    Theories and ideologies of the welfare state. Welfare reform. New labour. Basic/Citizens Income. Environmentalism. Local exchange and trading systems. Information and communication technologies and social policy. New genetics and social policy.
    +44 (0) 115 951 5230
    Politics World Theories ideologies Welfare State reform New Labour Citizens environmentalism trading exchange communication social policy
  • Dr Stephen Cope

    Public policy, particularly regulation of public services in the UK, local government/local governance, police reform, decision-making in government and rational choice theory.
    +44 (0) 115 846 8132 , +44 (0) 7946 366 717
    Politics World Public policy services uk Local Government police reform
  • Dr Paul McGarr

    British and American diplomacy; Transatlantic relations; the Cold War; UK-India relations; US-India relations; public diplomacy; British decolonization; colonial iconography; foreign policy in India and Pakistan; cultural diplomacy; the British Council; the Central Intelligence Agency; Britain's intelligence and security services; India's intelligence agencies; the right to privacy and state-sponsored mass surveillance; government secrecy and Freedom of Information; political asylum; British soft power; historical memory and memorialisation.
    +44 (0) 115 823 2265 , +44 (0) 7941 322 845
    American Politics Arts and Culture Politics World British American transatlantic Relations Cold War India diplomacy Foreign Policy Pakistan Culture history
  • Professor Mike Heffernan

    Historical and political Geography, Western Europe (especially UK, France and Germany) and North America. History of geographical and environmental thought. Environmental causes and consequences of war. Cultural heritage and conservation in Western Europe and North America. Archival research.
    +44 (0) 115 846 6144
    Brexit Environment World historical political Geography Europe North America Environmental cultural
  • Dr Sarah Dauncey

    Chinese culture and history, from late imperial period onwards in particular; Chinese clothing and fashion; gender relations; disability, identity and rights in China; Chinese film, literature, documentary and life writing.
    +44 (0) 115 951 5954 , +44 (0) 7920 621 018
    Arts and Culture China World Chinese China Culture history imperial china clothing Fashion Gender disbility Identity rights in china film Literature
  • Professor Shujie Yao

    Quantitative methods and applied econometrics. Development and agricultural economics. Microeconomics/business economics/international business and finance. Economic growth, income distribution and poverty. Economic development in China.
    +44 (0) 115 846 6322
    Arts and Culture World Chinese China Economy Econometrics agriculture business International Relations finance
  • Dr Rory Cormac

    Intelligence: activities of intelligence agencies in Britain and the US from espionage to torture; relationship between intelligence and policymakers ie, how intelligence is used and abused; intelligence and warning of attacks e.g terrorism; oversight of intelligence. Covert action: secret foreign policy; special operations; propaganda/political warfare/bribery etc.
    +44 (0) 115 748 4576
    Politics War and security World politics intelligence Britain us Relations propaganda Secret Covert
  • Dr Carly Crouch

    Social life and thought in the ancient world, with a focus on the social function of ethics in ancient Israel and Judah. The Hebrew Bible.
    +44 (0) 115 951 5854
    Arts and Culture World Religion theology and religious studeies theology Hebrew bible Hebrew Bible Ancient ancient world ethics Israel judah
  • Dr Christopher Phelps

    American political history and elections. Labour relations and strikes, American and global. American intellectual and cultural history, including pragmatism and other currents of philosophy. Socialism, communism, Marxism, anarchism and radicalism and related movements worldwide. Twentieth-century American history, including the Great Depression and the 1960s. Race, racism and African-American history and thought, including the civil rights movement.
    +44 (0)115 9514211/+44 (0)1636 816045
    American Politics History Politics World America politics elections Labour relations strike action USA Culture philosophy Socialism Communism Marxism Anarchism Radicalism history Racism african-american civil rights race
  • Professor Estelle Derclaye

    Copyright law relating to the protection of works (literary, artistic, musical, dramatic, computer programs, databases, sound recordings, films, technological protection measures), performances and their copyright holders' economic and moral interests. Fair use of works by the public. Use of works on the Internet. Designs (works of applied art). Trade mark law (distinctive signs). Patent law (inventions). Prevention of piracy and counterfeiting. Expertise in UK, European and international aspects of these laws.
    +44 (0)115 951 5735
    Arts and Culture Law Technology World Copyright Law Internet trade mark patents Piracy Counterfeiting
  • Professor Andreas Bieler

    Globalisation. European integration. Trade unions. European industrial relations.
    +44 (0)115 9514492
    Brexit Business and economy Politics World globalisation Europe European Integration trade unions industrial relations
  • Dr Bettina Renz

    Russian defence and security policy; Russian military affairs, Russian foreign policy.
    +44 (0)115 951 4056
    Politics War and security World Russia Defence Security politics military Foreign Policy
  • Professor Aoife Nolan

    Children's rights, austerity, poverty and human rights. She has also done work on human rights and housing, education and social security. Her research focuses on the UK, Ireland, South Africa, India, the US and Latin America.
    +44 (0)115 951 5737
    Children Law Politics World children Austerity poverty human rights law Housing education social security Law welfare uk ireland South Africa India us Latin America
  • Dr Adam Swain

    Political and economic developments in Ukraine and in Hungary. The East European automotive industry. History of geography.
    0115 951 5730/0115 941 7775
    Politics World Ukraine hungary automotive industry Geography cars
  • Dr Robert A Lambert

    Environmental history. Tourism and the environment. Sustainable tourism. Eco-tourism. Environmental management. Environmental policy. Birds and birdwatching. British wildlife. Television and radio natural history/wildlife programming. BBC Natural History Unit. Australia and New Zealand ecology. Public history and heritage. Environmental geography. Landscape history. Antarctica.
    +44 (0)115 8466699/07799 126461/+44 (0)1664 822150
    Brexit Business and economy Environment History World Environment Tourism birds wildlife Television and Radio australia new zealand ecology history heritage landscape Geography Antarctica
  • Professor Peter Ling

    African American history. American history. Non-violence and social justice. Martin Luther King Jnr and political education in the civil rights movement. John F Kennedy. Kennedy assassination. Historic commemorations. Gun control in the US.
    +44 (0)115 951 4268
    American Politics Arts and Culture Crime History Politics World African American history social justice civil rights Martin Luther King Jnr political education John F Kennedy assassination commemorations gun control us

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