Dr Filippo Gilardi, PFHEA

Head of School of International Communications, Associate Professor in Creative Industries and Transmedia

International Communications / Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Room 387, IEB


University of Nottingham Ningbo China


199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, 315100, China


+86 (0)574 8818 0000 (Ext 8289)


Internal and External Roles

Deputy Director of the Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies (IAPS)
Co-Editor of the Palgrave Series in Asia and Pacific Studies


BA (University of Turin)

MA (Autonomous University of Barcelona)

PhD (Paris III – Sorbonne Nouvelle) 

PGCHE (University of Nottingham)


Filippo Gilardi’s current research interests focus on media convergence, digital business models, and the development of global digital platforms. He has published his research in the form of journal articles, book chapters, and a single-authored monograph.

Filippo is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and he has been awarded three Lord Dearing Awards for innovation in teaching and student learning.

From 2015 to 2017 he served as the Campus Senior Tutor and from 2017 to 2019 as the Chair of the UNNC Research Ethics Committee. He is currently the Head of the School of International Communications and the Deputy Director of the Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies (IAPS).


Undergraduate 2019-2020:

  •   Transmedia Narratives and Digital Literacy (Convener)
  •   BA Dissertation supervision

Postgraduate 2019-2020: 

  • Current Issues in International Communications (Convener)
  • Transmedia Narratives and Digital Literacy (Convenor)
  • MA Dissertation supervision
  • PhD supervision

Research interests

  • Media convergence

  • Creative Industries

  • Digital Business Models

  • Digital Copyright

  • Teaching and Learning

Orcid Account: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5702-4391


Gilardi, F., & Lam, C. Eds. (2021) Transmedia in Asia and the Pacific. Industry, Practice and Transcultural Dialogues. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-7857-1

Gilardi, F., & Lam, C. (2021) Teaching Transmedia in China: Complexity, Critical Thinking, and Digital Natives. In Gilardi, F., & Lam, C. (Eds.) Transmedia in Asia and the Pacific. Industry, Practice and Transcultural Dialogues. Singapure: Palgrave Macmillan. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-7857-1_13

Fleming, D., & Gilardi, F. (2020). Niccolò Bruna’s Ethical Process as Social Engagement: Upholding Human Stories against a Backdrop of Globalisation. In Cristiano A. & Coen C. (Eds.), Experimental and Independent Italian Cinema: Legacies and Transformations into the Twenty-First Century (pp. 202-215). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. DOI: https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.3366/j.ctv1453jgg.15

Gilardi, F. White, A., Cheng, S., Sheng, J., Song, W. and Zhao, Y. (2019) How online video platforms could support China’s independent microfilm (short film) makers and enhance the Chinese film industry. Cultural Trends. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09548963.2019.1697852

Brown, M., Evers, C., Fleming, D.H., Gilardi, F. Reid, J. (2018). Transmedial Projects, Scholarly Habitus, and Critical Know-How in a British University in China. International Journal of Transmedia Literacy, vol.3: p.45-68. DOI: https://doi.org/10.7358/ijtl-2017-003-gila

Gilardi, F., Lam, C., Tan, K. C., White, A., Cheng, S., Zhao, Y. (2018) International TV series distribution on Chinese digital platforms: Marketing strategies and audience engagement. Global Media and China, 3(3): 213-230. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/2059436418806406

Foster, D., Gilardi, F., Martin, P., Song, W., Towey, D. & White, A. (2018). Students as co-producers in a multidisciplinary software engineering project: addressing cultural distance and cross-cohort handover. Teachers and Teaching: theory and practice, 24(7): 840-853. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13540602.2018.1486295

Towey D., Foster D., Gilardi F., Martin P., White A., Jiang Y., Pan Y., and Qu Y.  (2017). Students as Partners in a Multi-media Note-taking App Development: Best Practices, in Proceedings of the 39th International Conference on Software Engineering Companion (ICSE-C '17). IEEE Press, Piscataway, NJ, USA, 334-335. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSE-C.2017.58 

Towey D., Foster D., Gilardi F., Martin P., White A., Jiang Y., Pan Y., and Qu Y. (2017). Developing an Open Educational Resource: Reflections on a Student-staff Collaboration, in Proceedings of the 41st IEEE Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2017, Torino, Italy, July 4-8, 2017, pp.707-711. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/COMPSAC.2017.281

Towey, D., Foster, D., Gilardi, F., Goria, C., Martin, P., & White, A. (2016). Researching and Supporting Student Note-taking: Building a Multimedia Note-taking App, in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering (TALE) 2015, pp.54-58. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/TALE.2015.7386015

François, C. Gilardi, F. Halim, D. Hirzel, T. Tan, K.C. (2016) Engaging and Empowering Student Representatives as Agents of Change at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China. Compass: Journal of Learning and Teaching. 9(13), 51-63. DOI: https://doi.org/10.21100/compass.v9i13.345

Reid, J. & Gilardi, F. (2016) Transmedia teaching framework: from group projects to curriculum development, in C. Goria, O. Speicher, & S. Stollhans (Eds), Innovative language teaching and learning at university: enhancing participation and collaboration. Dublin: Research-publishing.netpp. 79-84. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14705/rpnet.2016.000408