Dr Zhen Troy Chen is Lecturer in Communication Studies in the School of Film and TV Arts at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University.
He earned his PhD from Nottingham University where he did his research and teaching on copyright and the music industry in
China. His primary research interests are in cultural and creative industries, new (social) media, fandom and participatory
culture. His research papers appeared in prestigious journals, such as Journal of Consumer Culture and Ethics and Information
Technology. Apart from research, he is an award-winning communications and marketing professional in international higher
education. He has extensive working experience in the media, consultancy, IT and the Finance industry where his industry-
focused research gets nurtured and developed.