Asia Expertise Guide

   
   
 

Belt and Road Initiative

  • Professor Katharine Adeney

    Politics of India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka (and South Asia generally), ethnic conflict, democratisation, federalism, constitutional design in divided societies, the China Pakistan Economic Corridor, Majoritarian Nationalism.
    +44 (0)115 951 4032
    Belt and Road Initiative International Relations Politics World politics India Pakistan South Asia Ethnic confllict
  • Dr Jing Dai

    Green supply chain management, and sustainable operations/logistics in China.
    +86 574 8818 8179
    Belt and Road Initiative Business and economy Environment Green supply chain management China Logistics Asia
  • Dr Luis Torres

    Impact of the international hard/soft regulation framework on corporate responsibility strategies, the development of models for corporate social performance and sustainability reporting, and the implications of the international human rights framework for Chinese businesses.
    +86 74 8818 8706
    Belt and Road Initiative Business and economy Gender Law corporate social responsibility human rights China Belt and Road Initiative
  • Martin Thorley

    British-Chinese relations; International engagement with China; The dark side of Chinese relations; Chinese state influencing strategies abroad; Conflicts of interest in corporate engagement with China; Elite engagement at international level; Financialisation and its effect on international relations/ politics; Elite theory; Effects of Brexit on UK relationship with China.
    +44 (0) 8427 84338
  • Dr Filippo Gilardi

    Digital platforms, creative industries, digital copyright, and business models.
    +86 574 8818 8289
    Belt and Road Initiative Communications Cultures Education Digital platforms creative industries digital copyright business models Asia China Japan
  • Professor Martin Lockett

    Over 40 years' experience in China - research has included Chinese management and culture, economic reform and development, international trade and investment, and innovation. He has worked on consulting and executive education in mainland China, Hong Kong/ Macau, Malaysia and Singapore.
    +86 (0) 574 8818 8535
    Belt and Road Initiative Business and economy Cultures Education Chinese management and culture economic reform and development international trade and investment innovation consulting Executive Education mainland China Hong Kong Macau Malaysia Singapore
  • Dr Nancy Liu

    Media translation studies: exploring news translation by integrating news translation with framing studies. Also interested in sociocultural meanings of translation, translation of texts with cultural-specific items and didactic research into translation and interpretation.
    +86 (0) 574 8818 8568
    Belt and Road Initiative Cultures Politics media translation studies framing sociocultural translation interpretation
  • Dr Georgios Kapogiannis

    Digital construction engineering – management. Currently investigating how to improve collaboration in construction management and businesses by using the state of the art of digital technologies.
    +86 574 8818 8806
    Architecture and Built Environment Belt and Road Initiative Business and economy Education Engineering architecture project management BIM digital construction engineering and management project planning research and analysis lecturing Management strategy business strategy leadership management consulting China new zealand Singapore australia Engineering
  • Dr Yingfa Lu

    Accounting, accounting profession, accounting history, auditing, corporate governance, business law, and professional negligence.
    +86 (0) 574 8818 8480
  • Dr Chun-Yi Lee

    Cross-Strait (China and Taiwan) relations, Taiwanese investment in China and Southeast Asia, the geo-political impact of China's Belt and Road Initiative on Southeast Asian countries, Taiwan's New South bound policy and its social economic impact on the Southeast Asian countries, the role of Chinese labour in the global value chain.
    0115 846 8150
    Belt and Road Initiative International Relations Politics cross-Strait relations China Taiwan investment southeast asia Geopolitics Belt and Road Initiative New Southbound Policy chinese labour
  • Dr Alex Lechner

    Landscape ecologist with experience applying socio-ecological approaches along with spatial modelling (i.e. GIS) to conservation and natural resource management. Current research focuses on the social and environmental dimensions of urban planning in Asian cities and biodiversity conservation in Malaysia and Southeast Asia such as the impact of the Belt and Road Initiative.
    +60 38725 3613
    Belt and Road Initiative Environment Science southeast asia East Asia Belt and Road Initiative conservation planning GIS remote sensing Malaysia
  • Professor Julian Henderson

    Science and archaeology. Ancient technologies, particularly glass, ceramics, metals and stone. Islamic archaeology in Syria. Scientific techniques used in archaeology. Silk Road
    +44 (0) 115 951 4840
    Archaeology Arts and Culture Belt and Road Initiative Cultures Environment History Science archaeology Ancient technology Islamic syria silk road Asia China Japan Indonesia turkey Kazakhstan Tajikistan Hong Kong history
  • Dr Saileshsingh Gunessee

    'China-related economics', which include: Chinese companies drive to 'go global', Chinese companies becoming truly global corporations, Chinese foreign economic engagement in light of the Belt & Road Initiative, understanding the 'Economics of Belt and Road Initiative', entrepreneurial innovation in China.
    +86 (0) 574 8818 8231
    Belt and Road Initiative Business and economy China's economy global corporations Belt and Road Initiative entrepreneurial innovation China Asia
  • Dr Xuan Feng

    Attracting, engaging and retaining international talent in China and Chinese expatriates and talent development. Extensive research, (executive) teaching, and consulting experience working with executives, HR practitioners, students and policy makers in China. Provides talent strategies for local government and writes business cases and articles about Chinese management, leadership, HRM, and talent career development.
    +86 (0) 574 8818 9451
    Belt and Road Initiative Business and economy Cultures Education Gender Law Migration Psychology Chinese Students young talent employability global competence development Career advisor Mentoring HR employee experience cross-border M&A
  • Dr Meili Feng

    Freshwater ecosystems under climate changing effects and human activities especially hydropower regulation. Areas of interest include: The impacts of hydropower regulation on river thermal regimes and fish habitat suitability; temporal-spatial characterisation of hydropeaking and thermopeaking effects; water quality modeling based on biogeochemistry processes; river hydrology and ecologically related implications.
    +86 (0) 574 8818 8510
    Belt and Road Initiative Environment freshwater ecosystems climate change hydropower regulations water quality rivers
  • Professor Eugene Ch'ng

    Developing Virtual Reality technology for the production, storage and sharing of cultural heritage spanning large spatial-temporal scales. Develop technology for retrieving, processing, and tools for visual analytics for large social media datasets for understanding phenomena within connected societies.
    +86 574 8818 3049
    Archaeology Architecture and Built Environment Art Belt and Road Initiative Business and economy Cultures Environment History Science virtual reality augmented reality social media big data Digital heritage virtual heritage computational archaeology
  • Dr Faith Chan

    Specialist in international water management policies, particularly in sustainable flood management and planning practices, flood risk assessment practices in the East Asian coastal cities, deltas and their applications in both developed and developing countries.
    +86 5748 810 9471
    Belt and Road Initiative Environment Politics Science international water management policies Sustainability flood management flood risk assessment East Asia coastal cities Asia
  • Professor Hing Kai Chan

    Sustainable operations and supply chain; modelling and simulation; applications of soft computing techniques on intelligent (industrial) systems; and technology adoption. These fit in the Belt and Road Initiative and Made in China 2025.
    +86 574 8818 8964
    Belt and Road Initiative Business and economy Engineering sustainable operations Supply Chain intelligent systems Belt and Road Initiative Made in China 2025 Asia China
  • Professor Cong Cao

    Social studies of science, technology, and innovation in China, particularly in China's scientific elite; human resources in science and technology; research and entrepreneurship in nanotechnology and biotechnology; reform of the science and technology system; intellectual property rights and their protection.
    +86 574 8818 9690
    Belt and Road Initiative Education Environment Science Sociology Science technology innovation China Human Resources Entrepreneurship reform Intellectual Property Rights Asia
  • Dr Benjamin Barton

    Chinese foreign and security policy, with a particular focus on China's bilateral relations with the European Union and its security policy on the African continent.
    +60 3 8725 3591
    Belt and Road Initiative International Relations Politics China Foreign Policy Security Policy Africa Belt and Road Asia
  • Professor May-Tan Mullins

    Belt and Road Initiative, political ecology of rising China, environmental and energy justice, poverty alleviation and building resilience for the poorest and most vulnerable.
    +86 5748 818 0208
    Belt and Road Initiative Energy Environment International Relations Migration Politics energy poverty alleviation post disaster rehabilitation urbanisation smart eco-city political ecology of a rising China
  • Dr David O'Brien

    Ethnographer working on the construction of ethnic identity in Xinjiang. Research interests also include ethnic identity and policy, the Chinese political system and Chinese social science research methodologies. Cross-disciplinary research, based on many years of qualitative fieldwork, seeks to explore how ethnic identity continues to evolve in China and the interplay between state and individual interpretations of identity.
    +86 574 8818 6421
    Belt and Road Initiative Cultures Migration Politics Xinjiang Uyghur China politics Identity ethnic identity policy Chinese political system Chinese social science Kazakhstan Belt and Road Initiative
  • Dr Jonathan Sullivan

    China and Taiwan: politics, elections, foreign relations, security, media, internet, pop culture, Chinese football
    +44 (0)115 95 14046
    Belt and Road Initiative China Communications Cultures International Relations Politics World China Taiwan politics Chinese football Chinese media Chinese Internet
  • Dr Alexander Trautrims

    Logistics and supply chains ie. the operations that are run behind every business, with a focus on the retail sector. How products get to the supermarket shelf, collaboration between retailers and suppliers, sustainability issues ie. food miles, and the impact of online shopping on the retail sector. Vulnerability of supply chains and logistics networks.
    +44 (0) 115 823 1414
    Belt and Road Initiative Business and economy Environment International Relations Rights Lab Logistics supply chains business retail supermarkets retailers Sustainability modern slavery human rights sustainability scandals
  • Professor Sarah Hall

    Geographies of money and finance. The City of London and its competitiveness as an international financial centre. The changing nature of financial services, particularly the growth of the private wealth management industry. Highly skilled, elite financial labour markets, including highly skilled migration in London. New research is examining the growing presence of Chinese financial services within London. Banking for the super rich.
    +44 (0) 115 846 8404 , +44 (0) 7866 311 588
    Belt and Road Initiative Business and economy China Environment International Relations Geography money finance London international Banking IAPS Global finance RMB internationalisation international financial centres highly skilled Chinese migration financial expertise
  • Dr Steven Zhou

    Focus on bridging world and management practices in academia and exploring the root of Chinese management and innovation from Chinese traditional culture.
    +86 574 8818 8803
    Architecture and Built Environment Belt and Road Initiative Business and economy Cultures China Management business culture innovation traditions
  • Dr Haibo Zhou

    Entrepreneurship and innovation in Northeast Asia.
    +86 57488 188 8802
    Belt and Road Initiative Business and economy Northeast Asia innovation Entrepreneurship
  • Dr Abby Zhou

    Multinational corporations from emerging economies in Asia, indigenous innovation and management practices in China.
    +86 574 8818 8697
    Belt and Road Initiative Business and economy Multinational Corporations emerging economies Asia indigenous innovation Management China India
  • Dr Xiaoling Zhang

    China's media, culture and society, more recently on the creative industries' role in China's attempt to refresh its image and build its soft power. Areas include evolving policies, the development of the industries as part of China's economic development, the cultural market, and the wider social transformation as China develops towards a creative society
    +86 574 8818 8754
    Belt and Road Initiative Communications Cultures International Relations China’s media Culture society creative industries soft power policies cultural market creative society
  • Dr Tiantian Zhang

    ASEAN financial market integration, banking markets in Asia, supply Chain finance and inclusive finance in China.
    +86 574 8818 0364
    Belt and Road Initiative Business and economy ASEAN financial markets Integration banking markets Asia Supply Chain finance China
  • Dr Shixin Zhang

    Journalism studies with a focus on China and comparative analysis, which includes newsroom convergence, media globalisation, media management and media and conflict.
    +86 (0) 574 8818 8993
    Belt and Road Initiative Communications Cultures Politics journalism China comparative analysis newsroom convergence Media globalisation Conflict
  • Dr Zhongli Yu

    Gender, feminism, women and translation; intercultural communication in the museum context, interpreting in war settings, translation education, and comparative literature.
    +86 574 8818 8569
    Art Belt and Road Initiative Communications Cultures Education Gender History Sociology Gender feminism women translation intercultural communication museum interpreting War translation education Comparative literature China
  • Dr Bin Wu

    Rural sustainability and farmer innovation in China, Chinese internal and international migration, Chinese student migration and integration in host societies and Chinese higher education reform and social justice.
    0115 823 2118
    Belt and Road Initiative Business and economy Cultures Education Migration Chinese diasporas international shipping Sustainability community empowerment rural sustainability farmer innovation migration student migration host societies social justice China
  • Professor Andrew White

    China's creative industries with a specific focus on the protection and exploitation for online content, and their business models.
    +86 574 8818 9285
    Art Belt and Road Initiative Communications Cultures Politics Sociology China creative industries online content business models
  • Professor Kim Hua Tan

    Accelerated product innovation; lean management; supply chain management; sustainable operations; lean green; operations strategy implementation
    +44 (0)115 8467 749
    Belt and Road Initiative Business and economy International Relations supply chain management sustainable operations lean green business
  • Dr Chee Meng Tan

    Dr Tan looks at how panda diplomacy, infrastructure investment and Confucius Institutes influence foreign public opinion towards China. Dr Tan also looks at how people's trust in the state is altered when foreign governments engage with China through the three aforementioned Chinese public diplomacy tools.
    +6389248298
    Belt and Road Initiative Business and economy International Relations Trade Panda Diplomacy Trade Confucius Institute diplomacy business China
  • Khalid Jarral

    +44 7470786381
    Belt and Road Initiative International Relations Trade domestic decision-making economic issues international negotiations diplomatic methods instruments military diplomacy and the Asian multilateral financial institutions
  • Dr Hongyi Lai

    China's domestic political economy (reform strategies, national-local relations, regional development), international political economy (energy diplomacy), governance (including protests, state-societal relations, institutional development, and transformation and vitality of the regime), and foreign policy (domestic linkage and soft power).
    0115 846 6017
    Belt and Road Initiative Energy International Relations Politics China's domestic political economy reform strategies national-local relations regional development energy diplomacy Governance Foreign Policy China Belt and Road Initiative
  • Dr Maximilian Mayer

    Expert in the global governance of science, innovation, and technology; China's foreign and energy policy and International Relations theories. Current research is focused on digital infrastructures and emerging global digital orders in Eurasia. Dr Mayer leads the Research Priority Group on Global Technologies and Political Order at the Global Institute for Silk Road Studies.
    +86 574 8818 8285
    Belt and Road Initiative Energy International Relations Politics Foreign Policy Energy Policy China Taiwan Hong Kong North Korea International Relations Theories Belt and Road Initiative

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