The LUCC directorate develops key centre initiatives, coordinates research, facilitates collaboration, and develops strategic initiatives for the centre.

Dr Astrid NORDIN

LUCC Director.

Contact details: Tel: +44 (0)1524 592422,

Dr Nordin is responsible for LUCC’s overall operations, strategy, and leadership. She is an expert on how China’s relations with the world are negotiated through Chinese foreign and domestic policy, academia, propaganda, online dissidence, and artistic expression.

Astrid Nordin
Dr Astrid NORDIN

China expert fellows

LUCC’s China expert fellows provide a range of specialised expertise on China. They are based at Lancaster University sites in China and the United Kingdom.

Dr Yang HU

Contact details: Tel: +44 (0)1524 593429,

Dr Hu is an expert on how China’s social, cultural, political and institutional changes shape population change and mobility, gender and family relations , and social (in)equalities. His research draws on the analysis of large-scale quantitative data as well as in-depth qualitative evidence.


Dr Yang HU


 Contact details: Tel: +44 (0)1524 594215,

Professor Johnes specialises in the interface between education and the labour market. His studies
on China include work on occupational destinations of male and female workers, and on the efficiency
of Chinese higher education institutions.




Contact details: Tel: +44 (0)1524 510843,


Dr Sewell is an expert on graduate Employability and Entrepreneurship education, particularly well-known for theCareerEDGE model of Graduate Employabilityand has worked with individuals,organizations and businesses across China and elsewhere in the world.



Contact details: Tel: +44 (0)1524 594715,

Dr Sweetman is an expert in assessing the sources, fate and behaviour of persistent chemicals in the environment and
quantifying their risks to humans and wildlife in China and elsewhere.



Dr Aiqing WANG

Contact details: Tel: +44 (0)1524 510018,

Dr Wang’s research investigates Chinese cultural studies, pragmatics, historical linguistics and translation studies, with particular expertise on Classical Chinese syntax.

Dr Aiqing WANG

Associate fellows

LUCC’s Associate fellows consists of Lancaster University faculty with a strong interest in working in, on, or with China in relation to their principal expertise.

Doctoral fellows

LUCC has a number of doctoral researchers, who are funded or supervised through the centre. You can find more information about how to undertake your doctoral research through LUCC here (link to page with information)

External fellows

LUCC external fellows are currently visiting scholars at the centre, or have been so previously. You can find more information about how to join us as a visiting fellow here (link to page with information)

Advisory board

Prof. Andrew ATHERTON


Andrew Atherton is Professor of Enterprise and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Lancaster University and an expert in SME policy and China.

Professor Andrew Atherton
Prof. Andrew ATHERTON

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