Asia Expertise Guide

   
   
 

International Relations

  • Dr Zhihong Yu

    China and the world economy, Asian firms' responses to globalisation, trade liberalisation, foreign direct investment, and global value chains.
    0115 846 8267
    Business and economy International Relations China world economy Asia globalisation Trade Liberalisation Foreign direct investment global value chains
  • 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 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
  • 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 Gregory Moore

    Specialist in Chinese foreign policy and East Asian international relations and security. Also specialises in US foreign policy towards East Asia.
    +86 189 066 10487
    International Relations Politics China Foreign Policy East Asia International Relations Security US foreign policy
  • 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 Cultures History International Relations Politics World British American transatlantic Relations Cold War India diplomacy Foreign Policy Pakistan Culture history
  • 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 International Relations Politics World African American history social justice civil rights Martin Luther King Jnr political education John F Kennedy assassination commemorations gun control us
  • 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 Nagatomi Hirayama

    Political and intellectual history of modern China, Sino-Japanese Relations, history of socialism and socialist movement. Primary research focuses on the Chinese Youth Party during the Republican era, examining its transnational origin and local development as well as its visions for state construction.
    +86 574 8818 8326
  • Dr Anton Harder

    Historian of modern China, India and the international relations of Asia. Particular expertise in Chinese and Indian diplomacy and the varied history of conflict and cooperation between these two Asian giants.
    +44 115 958 4635
    History International Relations history modern China India International Relations Asia diplomacy Conflict Cooperation
  • Dr Pauline Eadie

    The Philippines, including politics, corruption, elections and 'People Power'; poverty ie. urban housing, population growth land reform; security including the Mindanao situation and terrorism, counter-terrorism and the Abu Sayyaf group; religion; the United States/Philippines relationship; migrant workers ie. overseas foreign workers. Disaster relief and rehabilitation.
    +44 (0) 7759544100
    Environment International Relations Migration Politics politics Philippines Corruption election population terroism overseas disaster relief
  • Dr Michael Connors

    Thai politics and culture, democracy and authoritarianism, international relations of the Asia-Pacific
    +60 3 8725 3573
    International Relations Politics Corruption authoritarianism Political Theory 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
  • Dr Sascha Auerbach

    Imperialism Migration and Race Crime; Policing Law and Labour American Universities; Riots and Demonstrations; Origins of "popular journalism"; Nationalism and national identity. Immigration Race and racism; Sensational court cases; Popular nationalism; Xenophobia Crime and police responses to it Anti-Chinese sentiment.History of race, law, colonialism and labour in the 19th and early 20th c. British Empire. Focus in Asia is on Malaysia, and on the migration of Indian and Chinese labourers between different colonies. Currently examining the comparative history of Indian and Chinese indentured labour in SE Asia, Mauritius, and the Caribbean.
    +44 (0)77 177 082 93
    American Politics Crime Cultures History International Relations Migration Politics Rights Lab World race crime migration America China Malaysia Riots demonstrations crime Racism Labour
  • Dr Bagus Muljadi

    Director of the newly-established Indonesia Doctoral Training Partnership (IDTP). IDTP provides a platform for research and knowledge exchange with the Indonesian government, higher education institutions, and industries. IDTP was established in partnership with the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia (RISTEKDIKTI). Recent research focuses on includes publications on rarefied quantum gas dynamics, multiscale method developments, direct pore-scale simulations and reactive transport modelling.
    +447475834586
    Education Engineering Environment International Relations Science Engineering Environment Indonesia Doctoral Training Partnership transport modelling chemical engineering quantum gas
  • Dr Christian Mueller

    Interested in the entangled global histories of Europe and Asia (South, Southeast and East Asia) from the late early modern period to the contemporary era (1700 to the present) with a focus on transnational relations, imperialism, and transfer of knowledge, labour regimes, and concepts of normative orders and governance.
    +49 173 5131306
    Archaeology Cultures Education History International Relations Law Politics history Europe Asia transnational relations imperialism knowledge transfer labour regimes Governance
  • Dr Usman Khalid

    Economist working on the relationships that exist at the cross-section of Economics and Politics. Usman has worked on a variety of topics in the Asian context such as exploring the relationship between firm ownership and carbon emissions in China, and understanding the relationship between trade, outward FDI and economic growth.
    +6 (03) 8924 8255
    Business and economy Environment International Relations Politics Trade Economy Asia Trade politics Sri Lanka Malaysia Pakistan carbon emissions Economic Growth
  • Dr Frithjof Arp

    International and cross-cultural business topics, with a particular interest in the linkage between organisational strategy and human resource management. Researching and teaching in China since 2014; has visited the country since the early nineteen nineties and had a professional career which includes ten years in Malaysia, ten years in Australia and four years in Singapore.
    +86 574 8818 0000 8165
    Business and economy International Relations Migration Sociology strategy microfinance International Business international human resource management cross-cultural communication self-initiated expatriate foreign executives
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Odette Paramor

    Involved with several European projects supporting EU-China cooperation in research and innovation ('DragonSTAR', 'DragonSTAR Plus', 'ENRICH in China' and 'URBAN-EU-CHINA'), and have supported the development of EU-China R&I calls in the areas of sustainable urbanisation and food, agriculture and biotechnology. Current research interests are in marine biology and assessing the impacts of human activities on marine systems.
    +86 574 8818 8998
    Education Environment Geography International Relations Science EU China innovation sustainable urbanisation food agriculture biotechnology marine biology marine systems
  • Dr Christopher Primiano

    International relations, Chinese politics and foreign policy, and comparative politics.
    +86 152 5743 4355
  • Dr Linda Quayle

    Regional and extra-regional international relations of Southeast Asia, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Indonesia's global and regional role, and US alliances in Southeast Asia.
    +60 1635 57357
    International Relations Politics International Relations southeast asia ASEAN Indonesia US alliances
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Carole Spary

    Democratic politics and development in South Asia, especially India. Themes include gender inequality, political representation, political institutions such as Parliament and political parties, gender and development policy, legislation and practice, women's rights and empowerment, feminism, gender and multi-level governance and federalism, women's movements, elections, women in politics, state policy initiatives for gender equality and gender mainstreaming.
    0115 848 6812
    Business and economy Gender History International Relations Politics Sociology India gender inequality political representation political institutions development policy legislation and practice women's rights and empowerment feminism federalism women's movements elections women in politics gender mainstreaming
  • Dr Joshua Snider

    State and non-states responses to violent religiosity inspired by Islamist ideology in South and Southeast Asia and the security implications therein. Particular interest in the governance of CVE (counter-violent extremism) initiatives - specifically the area of "resilience" and how state and non-state actors respond to the problem of Islamist-inspired religio-political extremism.
    +60 38924 8700
    International Relations Politics Extremism in Souththeast Asia counter-radicalisation policy religious violence inter-communal violence religious nationalism Indonesian politics Malaysain politics
  • 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
  • Professor Colin Thorne

    Professor Colin Thorne is one of the UK's leading expert in flooding. His expertise covers flood management, rivers and river management, including rehabilitation and restoration for environmental enhancement and rivers and development issues in South America, Africa and Asia.
    0115 951 5431
    Architecture and Built Environment Engineering Environment International Relations Science Sociology Africa America (South) Asia civil engineering Flooding Geography rivers Water weather IAPS
  • Khalid Jarral

    Evolution of practices and actors in economic diplomacy especially in the case of hybrid democracies in Asia. Expertise on the Western approaches to the dynamics of economic diplomacy and the current practices manifest in the joint Sino-Pakistani management of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, resting at the heart of the Belt and Road Initiative.
    +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
  • 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

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