Asia Research Institute


Academic Management Board



Carole Spary (School of Politics and International Relations)

Dr Carole Spary joined Nottingham as an Assistant Professor in September 2014. Prior to this she was Lecturer in Politics at the University of York (2011-2014) and Leverhulme Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Warwick (2008-2011). She has a PhD in Politics from the University of Bristol.

Dr Spary's research and teaching focuses on aspects of democratic politics and development, particularly gender, development, political representation and political institutions, and specialises in politics and policy in India. She is the former convenor (2008-2016) of the Politics of South Asia Specialist Group of the UK's Political Studies Association.



Deputy Directors

Katharine Adeney

Katharine Adeney (School of Politics and International Relations)

Professor Katharine Adeney is a Deputy Director of the University of Nottingham Asia Research Institute, and joined the school in 2013, having previously held positions at Sheffield, Balliol College, Oxford and the LSE. She is the editor of Asia Dialogue the online journal of the UoN Asia Research Institute, co-editor of the new Palgrave Series on the Politics of South Asia and was previously co-editor of Government and Opposition. She is a member of the REF2021 Sub Panel for Politics and International Relations. You can follow her @ katadeney

Faith Chan

Faith Chan (Geographical Sciences, University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus)

Dr Faith Chan is a 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.


Gaik Cheng Khoo

Gaik Cheng Khoo (Cultures, Languages and Area Studies, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus)

Gaik's work focuses on cinema and independent filmmaking in Malaysia; cosmopolitan spaces including public eating places like kopitiam and mamak stalls; race, religion and the politics of identity; multiculturalism and food. Lately she is focusing on Korean migrants in Malaysia as exemplary of generational and attitudinal changes among South Koreans.


Jeremy Taylor

Jeremy Taylor (Department of History)

Dr Taylor joined the Department of History in August 2016 as an associate professor. He previously lectured in Chinese Studies at the University of Sheffield, and at the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies at Nottingham.

He works on the modern cultural, social and political history of East and Southeast Asia, and his research, on topics ranging from Diasporic film history to modern personality cults, has been supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the British Academy, the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, the European Research Council and other organisations.





Kaushik Chattopadhyay (School of Medicine)



Sarah Dauncey (School of Sociology and Social Policy)



Meryem Duygun (Nottingham University Business School)



Filippo Gilardi (International Communications, University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus)



Michael George (School of Chemistry)



Kim Hua Tan (Nottingham University Business School)



Richard Hubbard (School of Medicine)



Stephen Legg (School of Geography)



Chun-yi Lee (Taiwan Studies Programme, School of Politics and International Relations)



Lonán Ó Briain (Department of Music)



David Salt (School of Biosciences)



Jonathan Sullivan (Asia Dialogue, School of Politics and International Relations)



Zhihong Yu (School of Economics)



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