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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  • 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

Dr Xu’s research interests cover studies of mobile media, mobilities, and mobile communications. His 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

Dr Xu is the editor-in-chief of an IGI Global book series Advances in Wireless Technologies and Telecommunications (AWTT), which has published 81 volumes. As the founding chair of Mobile Studies Congress, he organizes the annual event. He also organizes the annual Mobile Studies Summer School. 

He is 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. He is the founder of Mobile518, a Singapore-based mobile consulting firm. He is also the founding director of Institute for Mobiile Studies at University of Nottingham Ningbo China.  

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




Collaboration Opportunities

Dr Xu has designed the following research project series related to mobile studies to seek collaboration globally, which are hosted on MS Teams. Please contact him for details.  

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 

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

Mobile Storytelling for Older Adults: 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

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

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

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

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

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 

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

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 

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

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, Dr Xu worked at Xiamen University Malaysia, Botswana International University of Science and Technology, University of Nottingham Ningbo China, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, City University of Hong Kong, and Xinhua News Agency.

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

Sep 2013 → …

Founder of Mobile Studies International

2012 → …

Person Types

  • Staff


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