School for Policy Studies welcomes new staff
16 October 2019
Bai is a newly appointed Lecturer and Principal Researcher in Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health within the Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences. Externally, she is a Visiting Professor at the Guangxi Medical University (China) and holds a Visiting Fellowship at the Global Obesity Centre (the first WHO collaborating centre) at Deakin University (Australia). Bai is specialised in the development, evaluation and implementation of complex health interventions in low- and middle-income countries, for leading global health challenges such as obesity and undernutrition. Bai originally came from China and has been living in the UK for nearly 19 years. She has extensive experience in leading international collaborations in research and education, and actively engages with global media. Bai looks forward to getting to know everyone in the School!
Gernot joins us as a Senior Lecturer in International Criminology from the University of York. Prior to 2014 he spent 6 years at the University of Nottingham’s China campus. His research and publications focus on drugs and crime and their role in broader debates about trade, security and health in Africa, China and globally.
Gernot is working on an ESRC-funded project Hidden Narratives on Transnational Organised Crime in West Africa is a collaboration between the Universities of Bristol, Ottawa and Ibadan. The project explores local narratives on drug trafficking and people smuggling in two of West Africa’s major trade and control hubs: Lagos (Nigeria) and Agadez (Niger). While our current understanding relies mostly on depictions from the outside, especially western-derived concepts and empirical data, local narratives will help to better understand what these illicit activities mean in West Africa, what has caused their emergence and what could potentially help to address them as a policy issue. The project runs from Jan 2019 to Dec 2020.