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Our Researchers

We are inviting young scholars from around the world to work as our project-based researchers. If you are interested in joining us in promoting and conducting mobile studies as the emerging field of research, please contact us now. 

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Chenxiang Ji

Ji, Chenxiang (MA, Loughborough University, UK) is a Lecturer in Financial Journalism at the School of Public Finance and Taxation, Zhejiang University of Finance & Economics. Her academic interests lie in issues of power, gender and economic geography, and on the role of mobile in general, m-commerce in particular, in the achievement of goals ranging from socio-economic development, human well-being and empowerment, and societal change. She is a PhD student at University of Nottingham Ningbo China and a member of Institute for Mobile Studies. She received M.A. with distinction in Global Media and Cultural Industries from Loughborough University, UK and B.A. in Business from University of Hull, UK. Her research interests include new media, cultural and creative industries, financial news reporting, and the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in socio-economic development. Her publications focus on fan movies, political impacts of social media, content production and operation strategy of WeChat Official Accounts, and celebrity reporter + live webcast’ model.

Qumo Ren

Ren, Qumo (MA, Curtin University, Australia) is a PhD student at the School of International Communications of University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC). His research interests are mobile communication, new media marketing, user engagement, video journalism, national images, multimodality and news framing. His current project focuses on mobile news production, communication and interaction, especially China’s mobile video journalism on social media. Before joining UNNC, he graduated from Hongkong Baptist University (International Journalism) and Curtin University (Mass Communication). Over the past decade, he has played a variety of roles in the cultural creativity and media industries in southwest China. He was a producer, journalist and editor working at Guiyang broadcast television station in Guizhou province, mainly responsible for the city's image building and external publicity and exchange, such as the exclusive columns and interviews on world celebrity who paid visits to Guizhou (former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroder, former NBA superstar Tracy Mcgrady, etc.) for the 2011 Global Ecological Conference, 2012 Global Wine Expo, 2013 Asia Cartoon Expo and so on. Besides, as an industry practitioner at the front line, he was serving Guizhou Moutai Company (the highest share price in China) for their international image building and social media strategy. Meanwhile, he also assisted the largest cultural and creative project in Guizhou--Guiyang Confucius Academy into a rapid transformation. All in all, he is full of enthusiasm for the research on mobile communication in China's news industry, Chinese cultural creativity and international exchange.

Tingting Shen

Shen, Tingting (MA, Hong Kong Baptist University) is a PhD student at University of Nottingham Ningbo China and a researcher at Institute for Mobile Studies. She has over 10 years of media practice experiences with leading national media organizations. She is a professional provider of media consultancy service to government and commercial institutes. Her expertise includes translation, international communication strategies, digital journalism. Her research interests include mobile media studies, user experience studies and international journalism studies. She has worked as Shenzhen Press Think Tank (Affiliated with Shenzhen Press Group) as an editor, Shenzhen Press Group (E-COMMERCE Company) as head of PR department (general affairs, HR), and Deputy Manager (Communications). Her publications include Shorts Films Copyrights Trading, Short Films Festival Handbook, Short Films Selection Criteria Reference, Chinese Shorts Films Go Abroad Strategy, Sports Game Crisis Management Handbook, Sports Illustrated Special Page for Shenzhen Universiade 2011, (Quarterly), Main Press Center Operation Plan, and Sports Game Media Partners Handbook.

Zenan Chen

Chen, Zenan (BA, University of Nottingham) is a research assistant at Institute for Mobile Studies, University of Nottingham Ningbo China, and a researcher at Mobile Studies International. She is primarily interested in health communication. She has also conducted research projects related to China image in news flow, COVID-19 news reporting and engaging, and mobile technologies in Chinese language learning. She has published a journal article in Global Media and China. She is currently a postgraduate student in global health and development at University College London.

Zhiying Zhang

Zhang, Zhiying (MA, University of Sheffield) is a PhD student at University of Nottingham Ningbo China. Her research interest mainly focuses on cross-cultural communication, political communication and mobile studies based on social media usage. She received M.A. with distinction in Digital Media and Society, and got postgraduate dissertation prize with scholarship.  In terms of career development, she ever worked in the digital media team in Meizu Technology Company and responsible for live streaming business and community operation. She also had experience about teaching advertising major as a lecturer in Beijing Normal University in Zhuhai campus. Besides, she was ever responsible for external propaganda for Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area in Zhuhai government. 

Xiaoxiao, Zhang

Zhang, Xiaoxiao (MA, University of Nottingham) is a PhD student at University of Nottingham Ningbo China and a researcher at Mobile Studies International. Her academic interests lie in mobile health communication, user experience, health communication among senior citizens, She has published research articles in international journals and book chapters.    

Xiaoqin Wu

Wu, Xianqin (MA, University of Sydney) is a PhD student at University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC). Her research focuses on gender equality, social class, and mobile romance. She had been teaching Media and Text at UNNC. Before joining UNNC, she had also been an editor of WeChat Official Account and involved in advertising campaigns.

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