University of Nottingham Ningbo China
School of
International Communications
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Dr Filippo Gilardi, PFHEA

Head of School of International Communications

Associate Professor in Creative Industries and Transmedia

13-Filippo GILARDI

Personal details


Trent Building 435   
University of Nottingham Ningbo China
199 Taikang East Road
Ningbo 315100

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

Qulification and Honor

BA (University of Turin)
MA (Autonomous University of Barcelona)
PhD (Paris III – Sorbonne Nouvelle) 
PGCHE (University of Nottingham)

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


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).


Teaching and learning


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:


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:

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:

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:

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:

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: 

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:

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:

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:

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: