Dr Xiaoge Xu

Associate Professor in Media and Communication Studies, Founding Director of Institute for Mobile Studies, Founder of Mobile Studies International

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1996 …2022

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Personal profile


My Teaching Approach: 3C+ABC+3E

3C=Curious, Critical and Creative

ABC=Adaptive, Blended and Collaborative

3E=Engaged, Empowered and Enhanced

  • Media and Communication Theory (Postgraduate)
  • Media and Communication Research (Postgraduate)
  • Researching Communication (Undergraduate)
  • Mobile Studies and Global Societies (Undergraduate)
  • Mobile Studies Summer School (Global)
  • PhD supervision (currently 8 PhD students)
  • MA supervision (currently 4 MA students) 
  • BA supervision (annually around 15 students)

Research Interests

My Research Approach: 3M+MMR

3M=Mapping, Measuring and Modelling

MMR=Mixed Methods Research

My research interests cover studies of mobile media, mobilities, and mobile communications. My specific research areas include mobile experience, mobile storytelling, mobile health communication, mobile learning, mobile for sustainable development goals, and the impact of mobile media, mobilities, and mobile communications on global societies. 

Professional Information

My Professional Service Approach: 3E+PIC

3E=Engaging, Empowering and Enlightening

PIC=Passionate, Innovative and Creative

My professional services include serving as the editor-in-chief of an IGI Global book series Advances in Wireless Technologies and Telecommunications (AWTT), which has published 81 volumes, the founding chair of the annual Mobile Studies Congress, and the organiser of the annual Mobile Studies Summer School. 

I am the founder of Mobile Studies International, a global community of scholars, professionals and policy-makers who are interested in studies of mobile media, mobilities, and mobile communication, and the founder of Mobile518, a Singapore-based mobile consulting firm. 

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9718-4234




Collaboration Opportunities

I have designed the following research project series related to mobile media, mobilities, mobile communications, attitude/images, conflict/crisis, mobile health communication, older adults, mobile storytelling, SDGs, Olympic Games, experiencing cities, and experiencing news. Within these research areas, I am available for coaching, supervision, and collaboration via Teams globally. 

1. Mobile Studies Project Series: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/team/19%3aciSNZFhBKG_Y3LEXBTppfu2rrNAgwk196XvxHuEftjY1%40thread.tacv2/conversations?groupId=3024d390-5910-4cce-a8ec-112429a27b29&tenantId=04c4c5c8-db8c-41b1-882b-5bb7948405e8 

2. Comparative Studies of Mobile Storytelling: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/team/19%3auSZKAmE2hQW1HOvSF_dUfaN02uKRHuB0hQaDAPGvEEc1%40thread.tacv2/conversations?groupId=b2c281a7-a277-47d6-8d97-bbef3d4c8cec&tenantId=04c4c5c8-db8c-41b1-882b-5bb7948405e8

3. Older Adult Studies: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/team/19%3aNqewykjs_KuCbloy9E01BxHNnxPrgw_sLjXCTAEScp01%40thread.tacv2/conversations?groupId=2cac2f42-65c5-4a5a-ad3d-1342afd02ac1&tenantId=04c4c5c8-db8c-41b1-882b-5bb7948405e8

4. Mobile Health Communication: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/team/19%3ammUlUiMrSollxlK4JTc3-RoJAg9TWpKR6QpP7JkLI1k1%40thread.tacv2/conversations?groupId=67f1c78c-437c-4900-8b59-ab532fdd1481&tenantId=04c4c5c8-db8c-41b1-882b-5bb7948405e8

5. Mobile Studies Series: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/team/19%3aJgj2mS8pMaDI6Vm4Cak6vIz7nY2BZqGiEQ2xEWgU9uY1%40thread.tacv2/conversations?groupId=a298b85b-bddd-4d88-8bdf-c77813f5b9ad&tenantId=04c4c5c8-db8c-41b1-882b-5bb7948405e8

6. Attitudes/Images Studies: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/team/19%3aPtTdrxBzLHm89MMDv6AkUeFoRJZerB0KnBIZmJWCvrw1%40thread.tacv2/conversations?groupId=c4e09e80-5f1e-4fe7-a307-a7e53353fac6&tenantId=04c4c5c8-db8c-41b1-882b-5bb7948405e8

7. Conflict/Crisis Studies: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/team/19%3a7SbN81zGdA6ymP7OhTyMlOEQBxJ8dnz0uK789FQDLeU1%40thread.tacv2/conversations?groupId=20b4bd17-c7c0-43ea-8cdc-5b63c919f7c9&tenantId=04c4c5c8-db8c-41b1-882b-5bb7948405e8

8. Olympic Games Projects: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/team/19%3aN8jrdyOgYUl3rcDM7AU8KZX8o8yy_C4o5yiobR0dXCk1%40thread.tacv2/conversations?groupId=911ed479-8ba7-42ce-8d0c-a54b7ce65930&tenantId=04c4c5c8-db8c-41b1-882b-5bb7948405e8 

9. SDGs Studies Series: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/team/19%3aUs5wOR-uOkKkOoglTySaG3EGf90o3gz1XeZxPti6sXs1%40thread.tacv2/conversations?groupId=938268a7-095b-47d8-b0fa-760aadf314a7&tenantId=04c4c5c8-db8c-41b1-882b-5bb7948405e8

10. SDGs Stories Series: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/team/19%3aGUAD4Q2Wo5zfmA_btmZXC3k7TZaLxezjJm_GnurgMi41%40thread.tacv2/conversations?groupId=bca7765c-19cc-4ddf-9c4d-b57627c9078c&tenantId=04c4c5c8-db8c-41b1-882b-5bb7948405e8 

11. Experiencing Cities: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/team/19%3anJYFzoKm2aKbBNkypwPz6LaadWWQT8MbVWGo3jawheA1%40thread.tacv2/conversations?groupId=58e113e8-f1b1-44ac-80b9-952201f622ee&tenantId=04c4c5c8-db8c-41b1-882b-5bb7948405e8

12. Experiencing News: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/team/19%3a1nIraAKDOvrQPTyoR3rERAlvwFN4ASfWHPCyWdsCRGk1%40thread.tacv2/conversations?groupId=5d622c1b-b06b-41e8-9954-0cc30460b30c&tenantId=04c4c5c8-db8c-41b1-882b-5bb7948405e8

Personal profile

Before returning to University of Nottingham Ningbo China in 2018,  I worked at Xiamen University Malaysia (2016-2017), Botswana International University of Science and Technology (2015-2016), University of Nottingham Ningbo China (2012-2015), Nanyang Technological University in Singapore (2000-2012), City University of Hong Kong (2000), Xinhua News Agency (1989-1997), Pingyang No 1 High School (1982-1987), and Linqu Primary and Secondary School (1976-1978). 

My advice for myself: Exploring the mobile world while enjoying a mobile life

My advice for students: Stay curious, critical and creative  

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 2 - Zero Hunger
  • 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

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Nanyang Technological University

Award Date: 1 Jun 2004

Master, Kansas State University

Award Date: 29 Jul 1994

Bachelor, China School of Journalism, Xinhua News Agency

Award Date: 15 Jul 1987

Bachelor, Hangzhou University

Award Date: 16 Jul 1982

External positions

Founder of Mobile518

2015 → …

IGI Global AWTT Series Editor

Sept 2013 → …

Founder of Mobile Studies International

2012 → …

Person Types

  • Staff


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