Directorate

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

Dr Lingxuan LIU

Acting Director, and Director of Research.

Contact details: Tel: +44 (0)1524 594895, lingxuan.liu@lancaster.ac.uk

Dr LIU is Acting Director, and oversees LUCC's research strategy and visiting scholar program. He is an expert on China’s environmental management and policies based on a multi-level governance system, and looks into challenges and opportunities of sustainable supply chain management, including but not limited to Chinese brands and suppliers.

Dr Lingxuan Liu
Dr Lingxuan LIU

Dr Astrid NORDIN ** on leave 2019-2020**

LUCC Director ** on leave 2019-2020**

Contact details: Tel: +44 (0)1524 592422, a.nordin@lancaster.ac.uk

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

Dr Andrew CHUBB

LUCC Director of Public and Policy Engagement.

Contact details: Tel: +44 (0)1524 592581, a.chubb@lancaster.ac.uk

As the Director of Public and Policy Engagement, Dr Andrew Chubb helps bring LUCC's activities and the work of its affiliated scholars to the attention of external stakeholders and the public.

Dr Andrew Chubb
Dr Andrew CHUBB

Dr Rebecca LIU

Director of Alumni Relations.

Contact details: Tel: +44 (0)1524 594767, rebecca.liu@lancaster.ac.uk

Dr Liu oversees LUCC’s alumni relations. Her research interests are interdisciplinary, focusing on innovation, cross-cultural study, cooperation and networking, knowledge management and learning, and SME engagement in China.

Rebecca Liu
Dr Rebecca LIU

Dr Derek HIRD

Director of Student-Facing Activities

Contact details: Tel: +44 (0)1524 594684, d.hird@lancaster.ac.uk

As a member of the LUCC Directorate, Dr Hird oversees LUCC's student facing activities. Dr Hird specialises in the ways Chinese masculinities are represented in popular culture and negotiated in everyday lives.

Dr Derek Hird
Dr Derek HIRD

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, yang.hu@lancaster.ac.uk

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.

 

Yang Hu
Dr Yang HU

Professor Geraint JOHNES

 Contact details: Tel: +44 (0)1524 594215, g.johnes@lancaster.ac.uk

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.

 

Geraint Johnes
Professor Geraint JOHNES

Professor Kevin JONES

Contact details: Tel: +44 (0)1524 510230, k.c.jones@lancaster.ac.uk

Prof Jones is an expert on China’s environmental quality, with interests in water, air and soil pollution, China’s role as a manufacturer and user of chemicals, environmental regulation and the links between environment and health.

Professor Kevin Jones
Professor Kevin JONES

Dr Eva LI

Contact details: Tel: +44 (0)1524 592205, eva.li@lancaster.ac.uk

Dr Eva Li (李卓賢博士) specialises in Chinese-language media and cultural politics. Her research interests include audience participation, fandom, and gender and sexual politics in East Asian Sinophone societies.

Dr Eva Li
Dr Eva LI

Dr Hong LI

Contact details: Tel: +44 (0)1524 510299, hong.li@lancaster.ac.uk

Dr Li is an expert on environmental microbiology and chemistry dedicated on China strategic partnerships and international research programme management.

Dr Hong LI
Dr Hong LI

Dr. Kunal MUKHERJEE

Contact details: Tel: +44 (0)1524 594419, k.mukherjee1@lancaster.ac.uk

Dr. Kunal Mukherjee has an interest in ethnic minorities and religious identity in contemporary China especially in Xinjiang and Tibet. He is also interested in China’s relations with South Asia especially India,and how China’s relationship with India has evolved since the 1962 war.

Dr Kunal Mukherjee
Dr. Kunal MUKHERJEE

Dr Peter SEWELL

Contact details: Tel: +44 (0)1524 510843, p.sewell@lancaster.ac.uk

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

Dr Peter Sewell
Dr Peter SEWELL

Dr Andy SWEETMAN

Contact details: Tel: +44 (0)1524 594715, a.sweetman@lancaster.ac.uk

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 Andrew Sweetman
Dr Andy SWEETMAN

Dr Vittorio TANTUCCI

Contact details: Tel: +44 (0)1524 595112, v.tantucci@lancaster.ac.uk

Dr Tantucci is an expert of Chinese language and linguistics. His research addresses both diachronic phenomena of language change and applied issues of intercultural communication, addressed through mix methods of corpus-based and machine-learning analysis.

Dr Vittorio Tantucci
Dr Vittorio TANTUCCI

Dr David TYFIELD

Contact details: Tel: +44 (0)1524 594313, d.tyfield@lancaster.ac.uk

Dr David Tyfield's research focuses on the complex systems of processes of knowledge production and their interaction with issues of global cultural political economy, especially regarding critical analysis of the emergence of a globalised "knowledge-based" economy, climate change and the rise of China.

 

Dr David TYFIELD
Dr David TYFIELD

Dr Aiqing WANG

Contact details: Tel: +44 (0)1524 510018, aiqing.wang@lancaster.ac.uk

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

Dr Aiqing Wang
Dr Aiqing WANG

Professor Jinghan ZENG

Contact details: Tel: +44 (0)1524 593185, j.zeng3@lancaster.ac.uk

His research lies in the field of China's domestic and international politics. He is particularly interested in the domestic politics of China’s rise.

Professor Jinghan Zeng
Professor Jinghan Zeng

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.

Dr Robert APSIMON

Contact details: Tel: +44 (0)1524 595176r.apsimon@lancaster.ac.uk

Dr Apsimon is an expert in particle beam dynamics and accelerating devices, with applications in healthcare and environmental sustainability, including in China. He is a member of the Lancaster University flying faculty, teaching at the joint campus with Beijing Jiaotong University in Weihai, China.

Dr Robert Apsimon
Dr Robert APSIMON

Dr Charlotte BAKER

Contact details: Tel: +44 (0)1524 592661, c.baker@lancaster.ac.uk

Dr Baker is interested in the cultural impact of China-Africa relations in sub-Saharan Africa.

Dr Charlotte Baker
Dr Charlotte BAKER

Jocelyn CUNNINGHAM

Contact details: Tel: +44 (0)1524 593431, jocelyn.cunningham@lancaster.ac.uk

Jocelyn Cunningham is a national cultural leader in innovative artistic practice and partnerships between academic disciplines and the arts. Lancaster Arts is an arts centre based at Lancaster University with a renowned reputation for cutting edge artistic excellence.

Jocelyn Cunningham
Jocelyn CUNNINGHAM

Dr Hiroko KAWANAMI

Contact details: Tel: +44 (0)1524 592413, h.kawanami@lancaster.ac.uk

Dr Kawanami is an expert on Myanmar’s relations with the world, Chinese-Myanmar borderland, Buddhist monastic communities and international network of Buddhist nuns, cultural exchange and civil society.

Dr Hiroko Kawanami
Dr Hiroko KAWANAMI

Dr Christopher LONGMAN

Contact Details: Tel: +44 (0)1524 510622, c.longman@lancaster.ac.uk

Dr Longman is interested in exploring issues relating to transnational partnerships in higher education,and differences in cultures of learning and teaching. He also has an academicbackground in the field of language politics and Identity construction.

Dr Christopher LONGMAN

Dr Andreas MAUTHE

Contact details: Tel: +44 (0)1524 510485, a.mauthe@lancaster.ac.uk

Dr Mauthe is an expert in Network and Networked Systems Managementwith a focus on resilience and Cyber Security in distributed systems (such as Cloud, Industrial Control Systems, IoT infrastructures, etc. Further, his research includes Content and Information Centric Networking (CCN/ICN) and on user experience (specifically Quality of Experience in distributed multimedia systems).

Professor Andreas Mauthe
Dr Andreas MAUTHE

Professor Judith MOTTRAM

Contact details: Tel: +44 (0) 1524 594395, judith.mottram@lancaster.ac.uk

Professor Mottram is an expert on colour use and understanding in global marketplaces.

Professor Judith Mottram
Professor Judith MOTTRAM

Dr Serena POLLASTRI

Contact details: Tel: +44 (0)1524 510518, s.pollastri@lancaster.ac.uk

Dr Serena Pollastri is a designer and a lecturer who uses practice as an essential part of research and teaching.

Serena Pollastri
Dr Serena POLLASTRI

Professor Oliver WILD

Contact details: Tel: +44 (0)1524 594871, o.wild@lancaster.ac.uk

Prof Wild is an atmospheric scientist with expertise in atmospheric composition, urban air quality and climate change, and has a particular interest in China’s impacts on local, regional and global air quality.

Professor Oliver Wild
Professor Oliver WILD

Professor Kenneth WILSON

Contact details: Tel: +44 (0)1524 593349, ken.wilson@lancaster.ac.uk

Prof Wilson works on insect crop pests, their microbial pathogens and symbionts, and how these can be harnessed as biological pesticides.

Professor Kenneth Wilson
Professor Kenneth WILSON

Dr Paul YOUNG

Contact details: Tel: +44 (0)1524 510522, paul.j.young@lancaster.ac.uk

Dr Young is an environmental scientist and an expert on air quality and climate change, exploring the impacts at global to local scales, and with interests in the roles that government, society and business can have in defining solutions.

Dr Paul Young
Dr Paul YOUNG

Professor Robert YOUNG

Contact details: Tel: +44 (0)1524 592222, r.j.young@lancaster.ac.uk

Prof.Young’s group is developing technologies for secure communications and anti-counterfeiting.

Professor Robert Young
Professor Robert YOUNG

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.

Dr Mo GUO

Contact details: guomo.monica@gmail.com

Based at the China Institute of Regulation Research, Zhejiang University of Finance & Economics, Dr. Guo researches environmental management and policy, mechanisms for policy design, environmental tax, and payments for ecosystem services. Dr. Guo's current research focuses on payments for ecosystem services. She will be a Visiting Scholar with LUCC for 2020-2021 academic year.

Dr Mo GUO

Professor Fanwei KONG

Contact details: kongfanwei@tjfsu.edu.cn

Prof. Fanwei Kong is a Visiting Scholar in 2019-2020, working on China-EU investment issues. He is a Professor in the School of International Relations at Tianjin Foreign Studies University. 

Professor Fanwei Kong

Dr Yan LIU

Contact details: y.liu77@lancaster.ac.uk; liuyan80@ynu.edu.cn

Dr Yan LIU of the Institute of Development Studies, Yunnan University, studies how regional differences affect China's urbanization processes. As a LUCC Visiting Scholar for 2019-2020, Dr Liu is examining the case of Yunnan Province, an underdeveloped province in western China with plateau geographical features, and specifically how its economic development level and geographical features affect the spatial relationship between urban and rural areas as well as the rural-urban factor flows.

Dr Yan LIU

Professor Lei XIE

Contact details: lei.xie@sdu.edu.cn

Lei Xie is Professor in Governance at Shandong University. Her research focuses on environmental governance and transnational environmental movement with interest on the country study of China. Lei leads China Water Governance Program at Institute of Governance, a member of Universities Partnership for Water Cooperation and Diplomacy (UPWCD).

Professor Lei XIE

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.

Xue BAI

Contact details: x.bai6@lancaster.ac.uk

Xue Bai is a PhD student in Politics, Philosophy and Religion. She is interested in exploring the political consumption in China and motivations behind Chinese citizens’ political consumption behaviours. 

 

Xue BAI

Francesca CECCATO

Contact: f.ceccato@lancaster.ac.uk

Francesca Ceccato is a doctoral researcher in Languages and Cultures. Her field of study belongs to gender, sexuality and women’s studies in contemporary China. Specifically, the focus of her research is on Chinese leftover women.

Francesca CECCATO

Zhuo CHEN

Contact details: z.chen15@lancaster.ac.uk

Zhuo Chen is a PhD candidate in Politics, Philosophy and Religion, working at the intersection of social media and contemporary Chinese politics, and its relations to Foucault's concept of governmentality. Zhuo is also Internal Secretary for the British Postgraduate Network for China Studies.

Zhuo Chen
Zhuo Chen

Yannan LI

Contact details: y.li108@lancaster.ac.uk

Yannan Li is a PhD student in the Politics, Philosophy and Religion Department. Yannan is interested in exploring issues relating to nationalism in contemporary China, especially the impact of China’s state nationalism on its internal affairs and policies. 

Yannan LI

Scott LOWTHER

Contact details: s.d.lowther@lancaster.ac.uk

Scott Lowther is collaborating with Lancaster University, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry and NAQTS to measure air quality indoors in China; and suggest ways of improving it on an individual level. Working with Professor Xinming Wang (王新明) and his work group at the Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry (GIG) he has quantified the effectiveness of indoor air purifiers under both laboratory and real-world conditions.

Scott Lowther
Scott Lowther

Justus NAM

Contact details: j.e.nam@lancaster.ac.uk

Doctoral Researcher examining the implications of China's infrastructural diplomacy in East Africa with a particular focus on Kenya through the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative.

Justus NAM

Rui QIAN

Contact details: r.qian1@lancaster.ac.uk

Rui Qian is a PhD student in Film at Lancaster Institute of Contemporary Art. Rui is interested in Chinese cinema studies, especially the images of Chinese migrant workers in films, and the representation of China’s modernization process on film screen. 

Rui Qian

Emma WILLIAMS

Contact: e.williams2@lancaster.ac.uk

Emma Williams is a PhD candidate in the Politics, Philosophy and Religion department at Lancaster University, her thesis looks into the use of emotion within the Communist Party of China's ecological civilisation rhetoric. 

Emma WILLIAMS

Student affiliates

LUCC student affiliates work with LUCC scholars to provide research assistance, and work on their own research projects.

Jiru ZENG

Contact details: e.zeng@lancaster.ac.uk / zeng_jiru@bfsu.edu.cn

Jiru Zeng is an intern and research assistant of LUCC, interested in International Communication and International Relations of China. Jiru is also an exchange student from Beijing Foreign Studies University, China.

Jiru Zeng