Experts

 

Sociology

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 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
  • Professor Stephen Timmons

    Health services management & organisation, health service reform, implementation science, health care workforce, migrant health care workers.
  • Professor Cong Cao

    Science and technology policy; innovation and entrepreneurship; talent; biotechnology; nanotechnology.
  • Dr Jane Nolan

    Jane is an interdisciplinary scholar drawing on theoretical approaches from sociology, anthropology and management studies. Her research interests in Asia are: State influence on management decision-making and corporate governance in financial MNCs operating in PRC; Expatriate management in PRC; Employee perceptions of organisational justice in Chinese banks; Elite global social networks; Comparative employee relations.
  • 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
  • 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.
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    Energy History International Relations Politics Sociology World human rights Identity and Rights
  • 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
  • Dr Marc Idelson

    Applied Sino-Western comparative philosophy.
    +86 574 8818 6072
    Business and economy Mathematics Sociology China business philosophy Hong Kong Taiwan
  • 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 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 Melissa Yoong

    I research and publish in the area of language, gender, employment, family care and female economic migration in Southeast Asia. My work critically examines how text and talk in institutional, media and public domains contribute to and present gender inequalities as natural and even desirable.
    Business and economy Gender Migration Politics Sociology Identity and Rights Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • 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 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 Ruby Chau

    Dr Chau is an experienced international social researcher. She has been involved in 22 funded research projects in Asian and European countries. She is specialised in comparative welfare study in Europe and East Asia, East Asian welfare systems, defamilisation/familisation, social inclusion of women in labour market and family.
    0115 84 68132
  • Dr Eleanor Seymour

    Dr Seymour is an expert in gender and conflict. She has a specific focus on sexual and gender based violence in conflict and post-conflict societies
    07909596735
    Crime Gender Law Rights Lab Sociology War and security sexual violence gender-based violence Gender relations Conflict society post-conflict societies international courts sociology anthropology Gender studies human rights International Law
  • 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
  • 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
  • Professor Alison Pilnick

    Genetic antenatal screening and counselling. Communication of genetic information. Pharmacist and client interaction and communication about the use of prescribed medicines.
    +44 (0) 115 951 5237
    Health and Medicine Science Sociology Antenatal screening Counselling Genetic communication pharmacist medicine
  • 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 Kate Law

    Zimbabwean history, South African history, Imperialism and Empire, Gender history, Women's history, Feminist History,Also history of British Anti-apartheid movement, history of contraception.
    0115 748 7254
  • Dr Stephanie Coen

    Stephanie is a health geographer with expertise in gender and health. Areas include: the gender gap in physical activity; gendered aspects of gym environments; gender and health (men's health, women's health); gender/sex and health/medical research data and methods (e.g., male bias in medical research, gender/sex-sensitive approaches to health research); and arts and health research. Stephanie has extensive experience of media interviews both print and broadcast. She is also interested in external consultancy and research collaboration opportunities.
    0115 951 5455
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sarah Goff

    Safeguarding Disabled children - Sexual Exploitation - Domestic abuse and disabled young people - Rights, choice, voice of disabled children and young people; relationship and communication-based practice -Challenges and benefits of multi-agency practice and working in partnership with families.
    0115 951 5400
  • 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 Sarah Dauncey

    Chinese culture and history, from late imperial period onwards in particular; Chinese clothing and fashion; gender relations; disability, identity and rights in China; Chinese film, literature, documentary and life writing.
    +44 (0) 115 951 5954 , +44 (0) 7920 621 018
    Arts and Culture China Education Gender History Sociology World Chinese China Culture history imperial china clothing Fashion Gender disbility Identity rights in china film Literature IAPS identity politics disability and welfare Gender and Sexuality pre-modern and modern Chinese society and culture Chinese film literature and life writing; late-imperial women's culture and fashion teaching Chinese as a foreign language distance learning Hong Kong Taiwan

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