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About Dr Chunyan Wu

Dr Chunyan Wu is Assistant Professor in Communication Studies at Northeastern University London. She is the course leader for ‘Introduction to Communication Studies’ and ‘Global and Intercultural Communication’. Chunyan received her PhD in Media and Communication Studies from Loughborough University and an MA in Mass Communications from University of Leicester.



PhD in Media and Communication Studies, Loughborough University

MA in Mass Communications, University of Leicester

BA in Journalism & Communication, South China Normal University

Professional Affiliations

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Dr Chunyan Wu's Research

Dr Wu’s research interests lie principally at social media analysis, the impact of digital technology on communication, international communication and media and cultural analysis.



Wu, C., & Xiao, J. (2020). Evolving frames: British newspaper coverage of repression and resistance in China over time, 1949-2009. Journalism Practice, 15 (4), 544-565. doi: 10.1080/17512786.2020.1730222

Peng, A., Wu, C., & Chen, M. (2022). Sportswomen under the Chinese male gaze: A feminist critical discourse analysis. Critical Discourse Analysis. doi: 10.1080/17405904.2022.2098150

Kong, L., & Wu, C. (2020). An exploration of the effect of wayfinding signage on city brand building: Taking London’s wayfinding signage design as an example [in Chinese]. Art & Design, 2, 65-69. doi: 10.16272/j.cnki.cn11-1392/j.2020.02.013

Kong, L., & Wu, C. (2020). On the Cultural Attribute of Internationally “Universal” Public Information Signage [in Chinese]. Art & Design,11, 35-39. doi: 10.16272/j.cnki.cn11-1392/j.2020.11.019


Research in progress

Negotiating cultural policy and the actual cultural practices of producing locality: the case of Pingyao international film festival. (Under review)

A left-right consensus in the British news media: Covering East Asia through an orientalist lens. (In progress)

Dr Chunyan Wu's Teaching

Dr Wu teaches on ‘Introduction to Communication Studies’ and ‘Global and Intercultural Communication’. Prior to joining NUL, she was Associate Lecturer in PR & Global Communications at Newcastle University.