Steering Group



Professor Hing Kai Chan is the Director of the AHRC Centre Centre for Digital Copyright and IP Research in China, and Acting Associate Dean for Education & Student Experience, Professor of Operations Management



Professor James Griffin is an Associate Professor of School of Law, University of Exeter. He obtained his PhD from Bristol University. His main area of research relates to the impact of Intellectual Property laws upon digital technology. 



Professor Maiken Umbach, PI of the AHRC grant, Professor of Modern History at the University of Nottingham, UK 



Dr. Filippo Gilardi, Head of the School of International Communications, Associate Professor in Creative Industries & Transmedia 



Professor Xu Sun, Professor in Industrial Design and Manufacture


Martin Liu

Professor Martin Liu, Associate Dean for Research and Knowledge Exchange, Professor in Marketing and Digital Innovation


Member list

Lei Hao Teaching Fellow in Digital Media, Communications and Cultural Studies
Xiaochen Mu Assistant Professor in Business Law and Corporate Governance
Fui Theng Leow   Assistant Professor in Information System
Fangli Zeng Doctor of Philosophy
Min Guo PhD student
Tian Xiao PhD student
Sicong Zhang PhD student


AHRC Centre for Digital Copyright and IP Research in China

University of Nottingham Ningbo China
199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, 315100, China

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