Asia Expertise Guide

 

India

  • Dr Simon Roberts

    PI on International Social Security Association study of gaps in social protection including Australia, India and Thailand. Senior EU Expert on EU-China Social Security Reform Co-operation Project, Senior EU Expert providing technical assistance for capacity building in social security for Turkey. Co-Investigator (Policy and Governance) on Leverhulme Trust Sustainable Urban Habitats programme with empirical data from Shanghai.
    0115 846 7767
    Environment Gender Law Migration social policy social security pensions healthcare EU law institutional capacity building Governance Evaluation China Thailand turkey India
  • Professor Roshan das Nair

    Cognition (e.g. attention and memory) and cognitive rehabilitation following brain injuries and multiple sclerosis; supported test development, and the design of clinical trials to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions.
    0115 823 0589
  • Dr Esther Bott

    'Niche' tourism markets and how local people negotiate them. Expertise in ethnographic research on: orphanage tourism in Nepal; 'tribal' tourism in Vietnam; adventure tourism in Nepal, Thailand (and Jordan and Patagonia). Currently working on a project exploring micro-finance, children's health and women's 'empowerment' in poor communities in Bihar, India.
    07985 652 137
    Cultures Gender Migration Sociology Tourism poverty power dignity Asia tribal tourism adventure tourism micro-finance women health
  • Dr Nicholas Hamm

    Participated in two projects in China: (1) mapping the environmental determinants of echinococcosis in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region (NHAR) and (2) mapping air pollution in China for input into environmental epidemiology studies. Also coordinated a joint MSc between the Univeristy of Twente (NL) and the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing.
    +86 574 8818 8980
  • Dr Sarah Jewitt

    Gender and environmental management. Forest use and management in India during the colonial and post-colonial period. Socio-cultural importance of forests and their role in community-based resource management. Technology transfers and the displacement of indigenous agro-ecological knowledge. The impact of 30 years of Green Revolution in India. Political ecology of natural resource management in Eastern India, intra- and inter- community variations in environmental knowledge possession and management capacity in Jharkhand, India.
    +44 (0) 115 951 5450
    Environment Gender Geography Rights Lab Geography Environment Gender Forest India Colonial post-colonial Community technology political Indian IAPS
  • Dishil Shrimankar

    Indian elections, voting behaviour, and quantitative methods
    +44 (0)115 84 66228
    Politics World India elections voting politics
  • Dr Jasmeet Kaler

    Precision technologies. Smart farming. Precision agriculture. Sheep. Lameness. Cattle. Lameness. Sensors for livestock. Stakeholder decision making. Farmer behaviour.
    +44 (0)115 951 6564
    Animals Food Science Veterinary Precision technologies Smart farming Precision agriculture sheep lameness cattle Sensors for livestock Stakeholder decision making Farmer behaviour farming
  • Professor Michèle Clarke

    The environment, climate and ecology of the Asia-Pacific region for the last 30 years, including the complexity of their interactions with society, heritage and cultures. Recent themes have included agriculture and rural development; cultural and built heritage; low carbon and clean energy; rapid urbanisation and sustainable cities; and the energy-water-food nexus.
    0115 951 5446
    Archaeology Architecture and Built Environment Cultures Education Energy Engineering Environment Gender History Migration Science Veterinary climate society sustainable development energy ecosystems Cities Water agriculture heritage Asia
  • 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
  • Dr Lucy Roberts

    I am working on the water quality and biodiversity of coastal deltas in India, Bangladesh, and Vietnam.
    0115 84 68137
    Environment water quality flood management Vietnam India Bangladesh biodiversity coastline delta
  • Dr Shalini Ojha

    Neonatal and Child health research with particular focus on nutrition and improving survival of newborn infants. I am also interested in studies linking women's well-being and socio-economic interventions that link to children health. Supported by MRC and GCRF grants and in collaboration with Neonatologists based in India and Malaysia, Dr Ojha is leading studies into neonatal nutrition focused at reduction in neonatal mortality a key target with SDG3. She also has links with neonatal academics in China and her global health work also includes work in Kenya, Africa.
    +44 7469 037398
    Gender Health and Medicine neonatal women's empowerment women's health Child Health India China Malaysia
  • 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 Pau Loke Show

    Microalgae have recently attracted considerable interest worldwide, due to their extensive application potential in the renewable energy, biopharmaceutical, and nutraceutical industries. Microalgae are renewable, sustainable, and economical sources of biofuels, bioactive medicinal products, and food ingredients.
    +60102250322
    Belt and Road Initiative Energy Engineering Environment Science agriculture biosciences life sciences pharmaceutical Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Water
  • 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 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 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 Haibo Zhou

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

    Technological catch-up and innovations in Asian emerging economies, International strategies of emerging economy firms.
  • Dr Sascha Auerbach

    My research focuses on race and migration in the nineteenth century, with a particular interest in the Indian and Chinese labour diasporas, the legacies of slavery, and the dynamics of colonial governance.
    Cultures History Law Governance human rights
  • Professor Stephen Timmons

    Health services management & organisation, health service reform, implementation science, health care workforce, migrant health care workers.
  • 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 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
  • Dr Aditya Jain

    Dr Jain's expertise lies in public policy and risk management of the psychological and social work environment, aimed at business and societal sustainability and promotion of wellbeing at work.
    0115 828 3033
    Business and economy Education Law Politics Psychology Sociology Governance human rights Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Public Policy risk management psychological work environment social work environment business sustainability societal sustainability wellbeing at work wellbeing business in society labour law employment relationship business responsibility sustainable development working conditions decent work voluntary standards social dialogue corporate social responsibility future of work
  • 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 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.
  • Ibtisam Ahmed

    I work on decolonial politics and utopias - how we envision futures that are equitable based on our experiences of the past. I give specific focus to queer identities, religious and spiritual minorities, literature and language, and cultural politics.
    Architecture and Built Environment Art Cultures Gender History Politics Sociology human rights Identity and Rights theology
  • 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
  • Dr Racheal Tarlinton

    I work on infectious diseases of animals, including wildlife, domestic and livestock species. Current collaborations in Australia (koala retrovirus) and India (coronaviruses in horseshoe bats and small carnivores) are focussed around cross species transmission of viruses in wildlife species. Past projects in this region have included rabies and tick born diseases in roaming street dogs in India.
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    Animals Environment Veterinary agriculture bioscience
  • Dr Kaushik Chattopadhyay

    Several years of experience in health-related research in Asia, especially India, China and Bangladesh, and also works at our Ningbo campus, China.
    Health and Medicine diabetes cardiovascular disease (CVD) Obesity lifestyle diseases Randomised controlled trials epidemiology health services research mixed methods development and evaluation of complex interventions clinical and public health interventions yoga ayurveda traditional therapies Ethnic Minorities Developing Countries hypertension non-communicable diseases lifestyle
  • Professor Alan Smyth

    Cystic fibrosis. Clinical trials in children. Chest disease in childhood. Professor Smyth is Director of the Medicines for Children Research Network in the East of England (MCRN-East).
    +44 (0)115 823 0612
    Cultures Health and Medicine Science cystic fibrosis clinical trials chest disease children
  • 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.
  • Professor Stephen Legg

    Historical research on late-colonial, 20th century India Urban geography and politics Intersections of imperialism and internationalism.
    0115 846 8402
    Architecture and Built Environment Geography History Interwar colonial India Imperial Britain Indian policy the League of Nations colonialism Indian Anti-colonial Nationalism Internationalism India
  • Dr Ian James Kidd

    Asian philosophies and religions Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism ethics of the environment.
    Arts and Culture Environment Philosophy Ancient Chinese philosophy Confucian philosophy Daoist philosophy Buddhist philosophy theology
  • Dr Tengwen Long

    I am interested in reconstructing past environmental change and human-environmental interactions in East and South Asia. A particular emphasis of my research is the relationship between long-term trajectory of social development and Holocene climate history of China.
    Archaeology Belt and Road Initiative Environment History Science agriculture Sustainable development goals Water
  • Dr Virginia Panizzo

    Ginnie is a freshwater ecologist and stable isotope geochemist whose work focuses on environmental change and biogeochemical cycling in aquatic ecosystems. In tandem with my research on algal proxies, I am interested in reconstructing the impact that humans and climate change have had on freshwater systems over the past 2000 years.
    Environment Geography Science Sustainable development goals Water climate change water quality pollution algae Deltas rivers lakes
  • Dr Florian Wiedmann

    As an academic architect specialized in investigating emerging cities from an international and interdisciplinary perspective, I have been involved in research, practice and teaching in Western Asia since 2006. My main focus has been the rapid urban transformation due to international migration in the Persian Gulf region. From 2011 to 2018 my research was funded by Qatar Foundation and one of the main areas of my expertise is the space production of knowledge economies in the context of rapid urban growth. In recent years, I have also established new links to institutions in India, Nepal and Vietnam.
    Architecture and Built Environment Business and economy Cultures History Migration Cities Persian Gulf GCC urbanism Sustainable development goals governanace
  • Dr John Calautit

    Sustainable design of building and urban environment.
    07802685370
    Architecture and Built Environment Energy Engineering Environment energy modelling comfort air quality
  • Dr Marwan Nafea

    My research areas include MEMS, micro/nanofabrication technologies, wireless microfluidic devices, microactuators, 4D printing, PSO, optimal control, and biosignals.
    +60 38924 8168
    Energy Engineering Science MEMS 4D printing Wireless drug delivery Microfluidics Microactuators Microfabrication Optimization EEG ECG
  • Professor Chung Lim Law

    Processing of food and bioproduct materials such as herbal products (ganoderma licidium Lingzhi, Belalai Gajah, Misai Kuching, piper betle, roselle), edible bird's nest, tropical exotic fruits (chempedak, ciku, salak, papaya, jackfruit), agricultural product (rough rice, cocoa beans, crumb rubber); Food quality and Food safety, Food preservation, Food drying, extraction of bioactive ingredients and maximising retention of bioactive ingredients in processed food and bioproducts, Belt and road food research alliance.
    +6013 3889233
  • Professor Lucelia Rodrigues

    My expertise is in sustainability and resilience in buildings and communities, and I have worked across the globe including China, India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Malaysia, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia and Singapore.
    Architecture and Built Environment Energy Environment Governance Sustainable development goals
  • Professor Pat Wheeler

    Power Electronics and Electrical Machine Drives for Transportation Electronification, the More/All Electric Aircraft and the connection of renewable energy to the electrical utility network as well as micro-grids for rural communities.
    07963 290871
  • Dr Muhammad Shafiullah

    I have expertise in trade, energy, and economic growth in South Asia.
    01112818512
  • Dr Christina Chin

    I have a wide range multi and interdisciplinary knowledge in project engineering management for sustainability & environmental impact industries, methodologies and energy management related aspect including green technology, security, and storage.
    Belt and Road Initiative Energy Environment Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • 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
  • Dr Ruth Maxey

    20th-century and contemporary American literature, especially fiction; Asian American studies; immigrant writing in the United States; American autobiography as a form.
    +44 (0) 115 846 8119 , +44 (0) 7742 919 769
    Arts and Culture Cultures Migration American Literature fiction asian Contemporary Immigrant United States
  • Dr Uditi Sen

    I am a historian of modern India who works on migration, gender, refugee memory and politics of nation-building. My book, Citizen Refugee, explores how refugees from Eastern Pakistan struggled to rebuild lives in India. I have also researched and published on Indian women's participation in nation-building, and the conflict between tribal and settler communities in the Andaman Islands.
    07584319554
    Environment Gender History War and security human rights Identity and Rights Sustainable development goals India South Asia refugee Bengal memory oral history Diaspora Feminism
  • 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
  • Dr Luke Emeka Okafor

    Economic issues that relate to international trade, regional connectivity, digital transformation, tourism economics, development process, and industrial organization with a specific focus on how firms, industries, and countries respond to globalization and shocks. This includes investigating the interplay between digitalization, economic resilience, and performance as well as COVID-19 effects on firms, industries, and economies.
    +6 (03) 8725 3716
    Belt and Road Initiative Business and economy Cultures Education Energy Environment Gender Migration Trade Corruption Governance human rights Identity and Rights Sustainable development goals
  • Professor Peter Li

    I am a leading scholar in two areas: (1) indigenous research on Chinese management with a special focus on the modern implications of traditional Chinese philosophies, and (2) emerging multinational firms with a special focus on the strategy and innovation of Chinese multinational firms, especially their overseas mergers and acquisitions.
    13661132550
    Belt and Road Initiative Business and economy Cultures emerging economies MNCs China Chinese management innovation and entrepreneurship in China
  • Dr Mohan Avvari

    My interest and expertise is around business organisations developing capabilities for sustainable strategies and Innovation. In particular how businesses develop inter-organizational linkages for enhancing innovation and also for developing sustainable /socially responsible strategies in Asia. I have also developed expertise around how small and medium enterprises (SMEs), particularly those located in 'regional clusters', develop linkages or form networks for their business strategies and innovation. I have done work in the above area in the context of Malaysia, India and South Korea.
    Business and economy innovation Responsible Business innovation systems Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Dr Punita Bhatt

    Entrepreneurship Education in Developing and Emerging Markets; Social Entrepreneurship/innovation in Asia; Empowerment of marginalised communities through entrepreneurship programmes; Women's Entrepreneurship; Community based entrepreneurship in cooperatives and social enterprises.
    Business and economy Environment Sustainable development goals agriculture
  • Dr Vengadeshvaran Sarma

    Development, impact evaluation, and policy research. Current research focuses on Entrepreneurs with disabilities, Social entrepreneurship, Anti-slavery practices in global supply chains, Charitable giving and donor behaviour, Sustainable development and land acquisition, Education reforms. The current geographic focus is primarily on Southeast Asia (Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Laos), and South Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh).
    Business and economy Education Migration agriculture Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Dr Dilip Mutum

    Research on Consumer behaviour, digital consumption and sustainable marketing in Malaysia.
    +6 (03) 8725 3754
    Business and economy Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Dr Duncan Shaw

    AI in business, Internet of Things, data, big data
    +44 (0) 115 951 5151
    Business and economy Communications Education Energy Engineering Environment Trade AI internet of things big data business analytics customer service agriculture biosciences Governance pharmaceutical

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