What I do

I am an early-career academic and a qualified journalist with more than ten years’ editorial experience.


I teach at Southampton Solent University, leading a total of seven units across three different degrees, Journalism, Multimedia Journalism, and Photojournalism. Previously I taught English overseas and Mandarin Chinese to primary pupils in the UK.


My doctoral research examined the mediation of social contention in China through the Party and emerging commercial press. My primary research interest is Chinese political communication, though recent work has examined trust in digital news.


I began working in newsprint journalism in the late 90s and worked in several editorial roles in China during the '00s. I continue to produce journalism and authored Frommer's most recent China guidebook.

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Power, Money and Fake News in China

The lack of robust political reporting has not left China immune from its own distinct brand of fake news, as I explore in this piece for the University of Nottingham’s China Policy Institute Blog.  

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