Experts

 

Communications

  • Dr Gaik Cheng Khoo

    Independent filmmaking in Southeast Asia (with a focus on Malaysia), Southeast Asian cinema studies; political economy of the Malaysian durian focusing on the supply chain and its ecological and economic sustainability; cosmopolitanism and food identity; multiculturalism and race relations in Malaysia; S. Korean migrants in Malaysia.
    +60 38725 3572
    Communications Cultures Environment Identity and Rights
  • 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.
  • Professor Eugene Ch'ng

    I'm an expert in digital technologies, but in hardcore technical developments (hardware-software integration - VR, AR, MR, XR), applied to culture, and cultural heritage.
    Archaeology Art Belt and Road Initiative Communications Cultures Education Science digital cultural heritage virtual reality augmented reality mixed reality
  • Dr Celia Lam

    Celia has an interest in the areas of media and cultural studies, focusing on audience and fan engagement with popular culture texts
  • Dr Corey Schultz

    I have a PhD from Goldsmiths (Media & Communications), and a MA in Asian Studies (China Concentration) from UC Berkeley. I have also studied at Fudan University (Shanghai) and Tsinghua University (Beijing). My areas of research focus on contemporary Chinese visual culture and film phenomenology, and I have additional projects in museum studies and the representations of Jews and Jewishness in China.
  • Dr Filippo Gilardi

    Filippo Gilardi expertise is in Cultural and Creative Industries, Transmedia Storytelling, and Digital Literacy. His main research interests include Media convergence, Creative Industries, and Digital Business Models.
    0086 (1) 574 88188289
    Communications Cultures Education Digital platforms creative industries digital copyright business models Asia China Japan
  • Dr Bjarke Liboriussen

    Digital media in China with special attention to video games, gendering of gamer identity, gamer culture, the intersection of social media and video games, video games as popular heritage. The creative industries in China with special attention to the use of tools and technologies in creative work, generational difference.
    +86 (0)754 8818 8992
    Communications Cultures Gender games gaming China e-sports
  • 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
  • Dr Bin Wu

    Along the line of rural innovation and sustainability in China and beyond, I have had experience/expertise in grassroots innovation and entrepreneurship, social capital for community/bottom-up development, empowerment of small farmers and cooperative development, government intervention and successful conditions, supply of seafarers for global markets, multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary research methodology for project design and delivery, university-community partnership for social impact and entrepreneurship training.
    Belt and Road Initiative Communications agriculture Governance Sustainable development goals
  • Dr Hongwei Bao

    My research focuses on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) visual and performance culture in contemporary China and transnationally. I also study media and cultural practices in the Chinese diaspora.
    0115 84 67465
    Arts and Culture Communications Cultures Gender History Sociology Identity gay politics China social media Media Asia films Gender sexuality
  • Professor Kok Wei Khong

    Expertise in data analytics particularly in the use of Machine Learning (ML) structural equation modeling (SEM), social media analytics and text mining.
    +60 38924 8019
    Business and economy Communications data analysis machine learning Structural Equation Modelling social media Malaysia Indonesia
  • Dr Fui-Theng Leow

    Impact of digital media on information literacy and learning environments, as well as the development of creative media and networked-based pedagogy for education innovation and reform.
    +86 574 8818 8224
    Art Business and economy Communications Education Psychology multimedia instructional design pedagogy social media digital society
  • Dr Eun Hee Lee

    My research focuses on sustainability (e.g. liveability and communication behaviour in new media) of Asian society such as South Korea and Singapore.
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    Communications Cultures Environment Psychology Governance Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Gayathry Venkiteswaran

    Expert in journalism, press freedom, freedom of expression, media reforms, digital rights as well as media and gender in Southeast Asia. Dr Venkiteswaran has also done research on the intersections of online rights with freedom of religion and freedom of association and assembly.
    +60389248705
    Communications Gender Press Freedom Media disinformation political economy of the media hate speech freedom of expression journalism
  • Dr Stephen Adriano-Moore

    Cultures of sport fishing, with particular specialisation in fly fishing.
    +86 (0) 574 8818 8271
  • 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
  • Dr Leanne Chang

    Health information management and health decision making; exploring the communicative basis of citizen support for health policy making in Asian contexts.
    +86 574 8818 8551
    Communications Cultures Health Communication Mobile health Elderly Care family support Political Communication Communicative action procedural justice Asia
  • Dr Ricky Jeffrey

    Chinese education system: - English language education at all levels. Extensive experience in teaching, managing, and teacher-training. - Higher education. One of the few non-Chinese to have managed a department at a major Chinese university (the English Language Center at Zhejiang University). - Transnational higher education. Experience with four transnational ventures in China, jointly run with UK or US partners.
    +86 135 6744 5204
  • Dr Nancy Liu

    Mostly my research concerns with translation and interpreting related areas such as media and language in social, political and cultural contexts. I'm interested in the intersection of language presentation in the media driven by various stakeholders, policy makers and societies.
    0086-(574)8818000-8568
    Belt and Road Initiative Communications Cultures Politics media translation studies sociocultural translation interpretation
  • Dr Lily Yu

    Translation Studies, feminist translation studies, history of feminist translation, translation of women's writing, translation of feminist writing, women's studies, women in/and translation, gender Studies, gender in/and translation, gender in language, queer in/and translation, memory and translation, interpreters for the Japanese army in the Second Sino-Japanese war, museum narratives, museum text translation, audio-visual translation, comparative literature.
    +86 574 8818 8569
  • Dr Ping Du

    My expertise is in intercultural workplace communication in China, especially in the area of conflict resolution. My research is at the interface of sociolinguistics, discourse analysis and social psychology. I collect and analyse ethnographic data including audio-recordings of meetings, participant interviews, organizational documents, emails and observation notes. My monograph was titled as Intercultural Communication in the Chinese Workplace by Palgrave.
    Communications Cultures Gender Psychology intercultural communication workplace communication conflict communication Discourse analysis Conflict resolution Identity and Rights
  • 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.
  • 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 Thomas Barker

    Analyst of media and social change in SE Asia with a focus on Indonesian cinema. Trained in sociology with research interests in cities, media ownership, Islam, and transnational cinema. Author of "Indonesian Cinema After the New Order: Going Mainstream" (HKU Press, 2019).
    Communications Cultures Sociology cinema creative industries transnational Media film
  • Dr Lei Hao

    Dr Lei Hao obtained his PhD in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. His research area is on the phenomenology of digital technology, focusing on the debates around digital technology and subjectivity. He conceptualises the digital subject in the situated, material analysis of the affordances conditioned by subjective entanglements with technology. To develop this theoretical framework, Dr Hao has worked on the projects of Minzu Identity and ICT, Ethnic Minority Digital Cultural Production in China, Surveillance Technology and Digital Capitalism in China, the Concretisation of Blockchain Technology in Technoliberalism, Virtual Gifting Technology in Chinese Video Sharing Platform and Computational Propaganda in the past ten years. Based on his academic research, Dr Hao has worked closely with industry to make direct knowledge exchange. With over six years of entrepreneurial experiences in China and the UK, Dr Hao's professional background includes the Head of Chinese Operations in IOHK, an engineering company that builds blockchain technology. He is the founder of Access Digital Ltd, a consultancy company that provides insights into areas of marketing and technology. He has also founded Yuanju Technology Ltd, a software engineering company that builds applications for computational media.
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    Communications Cultures Sociology Identity and Rights Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Dr Sergio Camacho

    Dr Camacho is interested in the study of traditional music and performing arts practices in Asia in general, with a special focus on Chinese Orchestras as platforms for intercultural performance and their integration with Western orchestral practices, area to which he has contributed both via scholarly research and applied outputs, including several compositions, arrangements and orchestrations.
  • Dr Mary Jane Ainslie

    Dr. Mary J. Ainslie is an Associate Professor specializing in culture and media throughout Southeast Asia, with specific emphasis upon Thailand and Malaysia, as well as the wider intercultural links between the East and Southeast Asia regions. She is Deputy Head of the School of International Communications at the University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus. Dr. Ainslie has received funding for a range of projects from various international organizations, including the Academy of Korean Studies, the Korea Foundation and the Vidal Sassoon Centre for the Study of Antisemitism (for studies in which she was project leader). She organized the first symposium to study the consumption and reception of Korean pop culture in Southeast Asia and regularly presents her work in Europe, Israel, Korea and across Southeast Asia. She has previously worked for the Bangkok International Film Festival and was an invited speaker at the Khon Kaen International Film Festival. She has published in journals such as The China Quarterly, Korea Journal, The Women's Studies International Journal and The Asia Pacific Journal, as well as in numerous edited collections. To date she is editor of the volume 'The Korean Wave in Southeast Asia: Consumption and Cultural Production' (2015), 'Thai Cinema: The Complete Guide' (2018), 'Southeast Asia on Screen: From Independence to Financial Crisis (1945-1997)' (2020) has edited a special edition of the 'Horror Studies Journal' (2015), and is currently co-editing 'The Southeast Asian Gothic collection'. Her monograph 'Anti-Semitism in Contemporary Malaysia: Malay nationalism, philosemitism and pro-Israel expressions' was published in 2019, while her forthcoming monograph is under contract with Edinburgh University Press. In 2020 she was made an External Affiliate at the Max and Tessie Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa.
    +86(0)574 8818 0000 (8173)
  • Dr Joanne Lim

    Society 5.0, digital media and society, particularly focusing on participatory culture via social media platforms, mobile (m-health) applications to improve quality of life; interculturalism and civic engagement; and smart and regenerative solutions for communities in the Malaysian-Southeast Asian context.
    Communications Cultures Sociology human rights Identity and Rights Sustainable development goals
  • Dr Lonán Ó Briain

    My research is largely focused on mainland Southeast Asia, especially Vietnam. In that region, I study cultural history, intangible cultural heritage, musical infrastructures and audio technologies, cultures of ethnic minority communities and the environment.
    Arts and Culture Communications Education Environment History Music musical cultures southeast asia ethnomusicology cultural anthropology media studies cultural heritage
  • Leora Hadas

    Dr Leora Hadas is an expert in media industries and media production, authorship, television showrunners and creators, media fandom and fan communities, brands, media and the environment
    Communications Cultures Environment media industry media industries media production authorship television showrunners television creators media fandom fan communities brands media and the environment
  • Dr Pierre-Alexis Mével

    Alex is an expert in the translation of works of fiction and can talk about audiovisual translation, film subtitling, dubbing, audio description, language in films and questions of accessibility for diverse audiences. He can also comment on audience reception and reaction to translation and its methods in film and TV.
    +44 (0)115 951 5893
  • Professor Alison Pilnick

    Sociology of health and illness, with a particular focus on communication between health and social care professionals and their clients or patients.
    0115 95 15237
    Communications Health and Medicine Science Sociology sociology illness communication between health professionals and patients patient communication simulated patients healthcare training communicating uncertainty communicating risk patient choice second language in healthcare
  • Dr Jai Mackenzie

    My primary expertise lies in online parenthood, with my research focusing on how parents build identities, communities, social support and expertise in digital contexts. I am currently working on a British Academy funded project that explores the role of digital media in the lives of LGBT, single, and/or adoptive parents in the UK.During the coronavirus pandemic, digital media has become absolutely essential to the maintenance of our work and social lives, and even our basic survival. As we shift more and more of our daily practices to the digital sphere, we are seeing unprecedented levels of information, advice and social support being offered online. This will be new to a lot of us, at least at these levels, but it is old news to many of the people involved in my research, who are often parenting in extra-ordinary circumstances. The phenomenon of parenting with connection that I have observed in the lives of marginalised families is now becoming relevant to many more people and situations, as we begin to access extra-ordinary levels of social support, expertise and community building through digital networks and technologies.
    0115 748 7215
  • Dr Christopher Woodard

    I am an expert on philosophical views about well-being and about what makes actions right or wrong.I can contribute to discussions about what well-being really is (as opposed to what causes long life, or good health, for example). I can talk about ethical values or different views about what makes actions right or wrong.Ethics and political philosophy. Especially utilitarianism and philosophical views about well-being.
    +44 (0) 115 951 5844
  • Dr Benedict Rumbold

    Moral and political philosophy.My research is principally in practical reasoning, ethics and political philosophy, as well as in seventeenth century philosophy, particularly that of Descartes, Spinoza and Hobbes.In recent years I have written articles on a range of issues, investigating moral and political problems at varying levels of abstraction: rights' conclusiveness in moral reasoning and judgement; the right to privacy; the compossibility of human rights; distributive justice in the allocation of health resources; what, if anything, makes health care 'special'; biomedical moral enhancement.My current research considers questions around universalizability and the ideal worlds problem, as well as the normative significance of choices.
    0115 951 5151
  • Professor Andrew Fisher

    Teaching Philosophy to the young - esp. primary school children. Philosophy of Education - who should teach what? And who decides? Inclusivity in the classroom, safe spaces and trigger warnings, private schools and faith schools - should they exist? Cases for positive discrimination in admission to university. Philosophy of religion - religion vs science, reasons for/against God, demarcation of religion etc; Ethics - moral truth, moral facts, God and morality - how could they be linked? Applied ethics, normative ethics. Equality, diversity and inclusion - implicit bias, stereotype threat, chilly climates, decolonization of the curriculum, microaggressions, gender and sex, etc.
    0115 846 7647
  • Dr Dag Yngvesson

    Indonesian cinema from 1950-present. Local/regional comparative politics of cinematic form and style. Relation between cinema and other screen/performing arts. Relation between local literatures (historical and contemporary) and cinema. Cinema as a local political/counter-hegemonic tool. Javanese philosophy & historiography. Politics of Sukarno era, Suharto era, and Reformasi in relation to cinema and other mass media.
    +6 (03) 8924 8704
    Art Communications Cultures Media film Indonesia southeast asia Malaysia Thailand cinema politics java Sukarno Suharto Reformasi
  • Tim Hutchings

    Religion and digital media; religion and the news; online Christian communities and online churches; death and grief online
    +44 (0)115 846 8935
    Arts and Culture Communications Religion digital Religion grief online news Media christianity
  • 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 Daniel Mutibwa

    Issues around emerging business models, community-building, sustainability and copyright that are shaping the direction of grassroots design and digital fabrication and hardware entrepreneurialism in the Greater China region and their impact on the global digital economy.
    0115 82 32251
    Business and economy Communications Cultures emerging business models community-building Sustainability Copyright grassroots design digital fabrication entrepreneurialism greater China region digital economy
  • Dr Julian Stringer

    Hollywood. East Asian cinema. Issues of film historiography. Cultural politics of international film festivals.
    +44 (0) 115 951 4846
    Arts and Culture Communications Cultures hollywood asian cinema film history Culture politics international
  • Dr Mark Gallagher

    Contemporary American and international cinema. American independent film. Documentary film and television. Global television. Gender and masculinity in media. Action film. East Asian cinema.
    +44 (0) 115 846 7292
    Arts and Culture Communications Cultures Gender film Culture documentary Television Contemporary cinema international American independent global Gender Action asian East Asia

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