Asia Expertise Guide

 

International Relations

  • 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 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 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 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 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
  • Professor Xiaoling Zhang

    China's creative industries, i.e., the film industry, the TV industry, new media technologies/social media, more recently focusing on their role in the nation's attempt to refresh its image and to build international soft power.
  • Professor Gary Rawnsley

    Media, communications, propaganda, public and cultural diplomacy, soft power. My research has focused mainly on China and Taiwan, but I have also conducted research on Vietnam and Korea.
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Andreas Fulda

    Dr Fulda has specialized in democratization studies, citizen diplomacy, and EU-China relations. His applied social and political science research bridges theory and practice and aims to shape German and European China policy.
  • 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 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 Stephen Morgan

    My research is multi-disciplined focused on China from the 18th century to the present, including business and economic history, economic development, international business and strategic management, politics and society, and health, nutrition and human welfare.
    07838035898
    Business and economy History International Relations Politics economic history Anthropometric History Heath and inequality Business and social networks FDI Communist Party of China
  • Dr Arun Kumar

    My work explores the socio-economic history of modern India. I work on the history of Indian labour, modern education, and subaltern literary cultures.I work in the following areas: 1. History of Modern India 2. Colonialism and the British Empire 3. Labour Market and Labour Conditions 4. Education History 5. History of Capitalism and Inequality 6. Caste and Social History. I am willing to work in the field of labour, poverty and inequality, and education.
    0115 748 4098 or Press Office 0115 9515798
  • Dr Shixin Zhang

    My research focuses on journalism studies, media and conflict, media globalization and media management. I have published three single-authored research monographs entitled Impact of Globalization on the Local Press in China (2014), Chinese War Correspondents: Covering Wars and Conflicts in the 21st Century (2016), and Media and Conflict in the Social Media Era in China (2020).
  • Dr Thamil Venthan Ananthavinayagan

    I am scholar from the Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL), my focus is the international law and human rights from a decolonial perspective. I have written on the United Nations human rights engagement with Sri Lanka which was published in 2019: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789811373497. I have been invited to talks via webinars during the pandemic but also before predominantly by Global South institutions in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and elsewhere. I consider myself as expert in the area in its interdisciplinary approach.
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    Cultures History International Relations Law Migration Security Sociology Governance human rights Identity and Rights colonialism nationalism Racism Third World elitism post-colonialism
  • Karma Tashi Choedron

    Karma's primary research focus is on modern-day slavery (Trafficking in Persons), i.e. on migrant workers in Malaysia, South and Southeast Asia. Research is primarily focused on oil palm companies and the manufacturing industry and its supply chain, including certification bodies.
    +6 03 8925 3563
    Environment Gender International Relations Religion Rights Lab Trafficking in Persons Marginalised/Displaced Communities Gender Environmental Ethics conservation Traditional/Indigenous Knowledge buddhism sikhism modern-day slavery modern slavery migrant workers oil palm companies manufacturing industry supply chains certification bodies Social Injustice
  • Dr Hongyi Lai

    I study governance and domestic and international political economy of China. Concerning China's governance I have researched on political development, model of governance, crisis and epidemic management, central-local relations, and economic and political reforms. In addition, I have studied western development, domestic sources of foreign policy, energy diplomacy, the belt and road initiative, soft power, and cultural diplomacy in China.
    0115 846 6017
  • Dr Oana Burcu

    I am currently developing further my expertise in the determinants of migrants' vulnerabilities and forced labour, while maintaining my pre-existent interest and expertise in nationalism, diasporic communities, China's foreign policy and Asia-Pacific security.
  • Professor Andrew Mumford

    Conflict and terrorism in Asia.
    International Relations War and security warfare Terrorism politics International Relations War Iraq Northern Ireland Afghanistan conflicts modern slavery trafficking
  • Professor Katharine Adeney

    Government and politics of South Asia, especially relating to elections, centre-state/province relations, majoritarian nationalism and ethnic diversity; The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
    0115 951 4032
    Belt and Road Initiative History International Relations Politics War and security Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Governance
  • Professor May-Tan Mullins

    My research interests are political ecology of rising China, environmental and energy justice, poverty alleviation and building resilience for the poorest and most vulnerable. One research strand is the rise of the smart eco city and a second strand of my work is to help communities alleviate poverty, particularly in a post-disaster context.
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    Belt and Road Initiative Cultures Education Environment Gender History International Relations Politics Governance human rights Identity and Rights Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Julia Roknifard

    Specialized on Iranian and Middle Eastern Studies, matters surrounding Iran's nuclear program, Iran's domestic politics and foreign policy. Research interests lie with international security, including its non-traditional aspects, interweaving of religion and politics, evolution of Islamism, and counterterrorism.
  • 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 Christian Mueller

    Global connections between Europe and Asia (South, Southeast and East Asia) from the early modern period to the contemporary era, with a focus on imperialism, transnationalism, normative orders, labour, travel, encounters, curiosity, and identities.
  • 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 Paul McGarr

    I work on the diplomatic and political history of relations between the United States, Great Britain, and South Asia. My research focuses on aspects of Western interaction with India and Pakistan in the areas of transnational politics, economics, defence, intelligence and security, and post-colonial culture.
    0115 84 68505
  • Professor Peter Ling

    Gandhian nonviolence. My expertise is on Martin Luther King but this has entailed understanding Gandhi's influence. Indian reaction to the JFK assassination.
    0778 9374329
    Energy History International Relations Politics Sociology World human rights Identity and Rights
  • 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
  • Professor Michele Geraci

    15 years experience in China/Asia policy research, first as head of China at Global Policy Institute London, then head of China Economic Research af Nottingham Uni, Ningbo. Advised western Governments on China policy, trade policy, international relations, china-Eu, China-US relations, China-EU investment agreement.
    +86 139 6712 1554

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