Dr. Yik Chan Chin joined the School of Film and TV Arts in 2017 as Lecturer in Media and Communication. Following an undergraduate degree in computer science, she pursued postgraduate studies in media and communication studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and Ph.D. at the University of Westminster. Before joining the Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Dr. Chin worked in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Westminster, University of Oxford’s Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, and Hong Kong Baptist University’s Department of Journalism.
Dr. Chin research into the areas of media and communication policy, regulation and law; and new media and governance. She have incorporated an inter-disciplinary research approach, which bring the fore the technological, political, constitutional, and cultural contexts in which media is embedded, and incorporating sociology and media theories to explain how these social foundations contribute to the variations of media and communication systems, media and communication policies, rules and governance. Her current research project has focused on the network governance of the Internet and social media in China.