Angela Brown is Executive Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at Nottingham Trent University (NTU), UK. Her disciplinary background is as a historian of late mediaeval and early modern British history in which she has taught, conducted research and supervised doctoral candidates. She is also a qualified field archaeologist with extensive experience of direction, surveying and excavation on sites in the UK and in Europe from the late pre-Roman Iron Age to the mediaeval period. At NTU she is a founding member and steering committee member for the University’s Global Heritage Research Theme (https://www.ntu.ac.uk/research/research-themes/global-heritage-science-management-development).
In her role as Executive Dean she is a member of NTU’s University Senior Leadership Team. She is responsible for driving global engagement in the School of Arts and Humanities and has wide-ranging experience in leadership and operational support for international projects and internationalization. Her leadership in this area has resulted in the successful establishment of international partnerships in Europe and in China which promote outbound and inbound staff and student mobility, foster global identity and inter-cultural understanding, to ensure a high quality international student experience, and develop collaborative research partnerships.
Olga Bailey (PhD) is a Professor in international communication and global media. Born and educated in Brazil, she completed her undergraduate and Masters studies there before completing her PhD in the UK. She has taught in Universities in Brazil, UK and China. She is internationally recognised for her research and publications which explore alternative and transnational media, political economy of media, multiculturalism, identity and representation, digital cultures, art and artivism. She also is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK.
Russell Murray combines a role as a University Professor with professional work in the Film and Television industry, and the Arts. He is a professional screenwriter, a film director and cinematographer. His professional work covers a range of creative media, in photography, film making, screenwriting and latterly a return to experimental practice. He has exhibited both in the UK, with recent installations and screenings at the Manchester Museum of Science and Technology, and overseas in China, Brazil, Portugal.
John Collins is the Programme Leader for the Masters’s in Broadcast Journalism for ICUC. He was a professional broadcast journalist before joining the Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism at NTU in 2014. He spent the majority of his broadcast career as a radio journalist, working on local, regional and national stations as a reporter, news reader and sports commentator. He has also worked as the news editor for some of the UK’s biggest commercial radio stations. He has read the news, scheduled the music, devised the competitions or managed the newsrooms of stations as varied as Heart, LBC, Capital and Free Radio. John worked as a reporter, producer and football, cricket and horseracing commentator for the BBC in the East and West Midlands for three years, prior to joining Nottingham Trent University in 2014. During 2020 John has completed a new version of The Radio Handbook for the publisher Routledge.This is scheduled for publication in Winter 2020.
Dr MENG Huili is an experienced lecturer and researcher in Global Media, Journalism and Communications. Her research has explored a number of contemporary Chinese issues including, gender, identity, community, and multi- generational families. Her PhD, in Journalism and Communication was awarded by Fudan University, Shanghai and her thesis title was “A Discourse Game: Tibetan issues in media, culture and politics as represented by China and the West (1940 - 2010) ”. Recent research has included a joint project with Communication University of China’s department of Oral History to produce a documentary film about British Oral History (with the British Library).
Which was screened at: ‘The Sixth International Oral History Conference of China (Beijing)’ in late November 2019. She is also a participant in one of Zhejiang Province’s Key Research projects ‘Big Data and Its Regulating Issues’, hosted by Zhejiang University of Media and Communications.
Dr Stuart Bruch is the Programme Leader for the Masters in Museum and Heritage Development for ICUC. He has a Bachelors degree from the University of Leeds (UK), a Master’s in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester (UK), and he completed his PhD at Nottingham Trent University (UK). He has extensive experience in designing and delivering academic programmes in Museum and Heritage Studies as well as in Public History. Dr BURCH is committed to the vocational relevance of academic study and in 2009 attained his Associateship of the Museums Association (the AMA is the continuing professional development scheme for the UK museum sector). In addition to Britain, Dr BURCH has an research specialism in the Nordic world, primarily Norway, Sweden, Finland and Estonia and has published widely on this specialist area. Dr BURCH is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK.
Dr Katharina Massing is the Programme Leader at NTU in the UK for the Masters in Museum and Heritage Development. Born and brought up in Germany, Katharina completed her PhD in Museum, Gallery and Heritage Studies at Newcastle University (UK). Her doctoral thesis, entitled “Finding an eco-museum ideal for Hainan Province: Encouraging community participation in intangible cultural and natural heritage protection in a rural setting in China”, investigated the current eco-museum development in Hainan Province, China. Katharina also holds a Master’s degree in Chinese Studies (major), Chinese Language (minor) and East Asian Art History from Freie Universität in Berlin (Germany).
Walter NOWLAN is the Programme Leader for the English for Academic Purposes Language Programme. In addition, he supports students to develop discipline-specific academic language and skills in Art, Design and Media. Walter has an M.Litt in Cultural Studies (University of Strathclyde, UK) and a Master of Arts in English Language Teaching (Nottingham Trent University, UK). Walter has extensive experience, having taught English for Specific Purposes for many years in Central and Eastern Europe. He has been a Director of Studies in Business English teaching centres in Poland and Hungary. He has 4 years’ experience of designing and delivering English for Academic Purposes courses for Master’s students in China. Walter is a Fellow of the British Association of Lecturers in EAP (BALEAP) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK.
Stella Bunnag is an experienced publishing, e-learning and teaching professional who has successfully delivered a diverse portfolio of international digital and print educational training and publishing products. She has a Masters in Applied Linguistics, awarded by the University of Nottingham (UK). She has extensive experience of designing, developing and delivering courses and training materials in English for Academic Purposes, for Bachelors and Masters programmes in universities in the UK, Europe and in China. Her professional expertise includes project management, content development, editorial, e-learning and publishing, sales and marketing, managing permissions and also writing for diverse audiences and purposes.