Sadia Jamil

Assistant Professor , Director of Research, International Communications

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Dr. Sadia Jamil is an Assistant Professor and Director of Research at the School of International Communications, The University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China. She is also the Director of Institute of Mobile Studies at UNNC.  She earned a PhD in Journalism (University of Queensland, Australia), a Master of Science in Media Management (University of Stirling, Scotland), and a M.A. in Mass Communication (University of Karachi). Dr. Jamil is the recipient of University of Queensland's prestigious awards inculding UQ's Centennial Award (2010) and IPRS Award (2010). She is the recipient of Cairo Air Crash Journalists Victim Memorial Gold Medal and Sardar Ali Sabri Memorial Gold Medal in Pakistan (2007). 

She has taught courses at the Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi and in the past, at the University of Queensland, Australia.

Dr. Jamil is the Country Representative United Arab Emirates and China of Asian Media Information & Communication Centre (AMIC), and she is the Chair of the Journalism Research and Education Section of the International Association of Media & Communication Research (IAMCR).

Dr. Jamil is also the co-editor of IAMCR and Palgrave book series, the 'Global Transformations in Media and Communication Book Series'. She serves the prestigious IAMCR & Palgrave books series as co-editor along with Prof. Bruce Mutsvairo.

Dr. Jamil is one of the Ambassadors of Digital Poverty Alliance (DPA). She sits in the editorial board of six leading international journals in the areas of journalism, digital media, political communication, and media practices in the Middle East. She is serving as honorary advisor of Media Action Nepal as well.

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Journalism & Communications , University of Queensland

27 Sept 201030 Jan 2015

Award Date: 30 Jan 2015

Master, Media Management , University of Stirling

24 Sept 200826 Nov 2009

Award Date: 26 Nov 2009

Master, Mass Communication , University of Karachi

1 Jan 200530 Dec 2005

Award Date: 30 Dec 2005

External positions

Series Editor - The Palgrave/IAMCR Book Series in Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research , Palgrave and IAMCR

1 Jul 2022 → …

Ambassador, Digital Poverty Alliance UK

1 Jan 2022 → …

Country Representative United Arab Emirates and China, Asian Media Information & Communication Centre (AMIC)

1 Jul 2021 → …

Chair, Journalism Research & Education Section, International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)

15 Jul 2016 → …


  • Journalism and Communication

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