Zichen Jess Hu

Zichen Jess Hu

Research Assistant

Zichen Jess Hu is a digital technologies and governance researcher. She is interested in controversies and challenges to digital governance in comparative perspectives (UK, US and China). Currently, she is a PhD researcher at London School of Economics (LSE) and a research assistant at the Oxford Global Society. 

Zichen Jess holds an MSc in Politics and Communication (Distinction) from LSE, where she studied political communication and how it intersects with public health crisis management. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in International Communications with Spanish from the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (with First Class and a B2 certificate in Spanish).

Zichen Jess has held positions as a research programme member at LSE Government Department. Prior to that, she was a research assistant at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science at University of Nottingham Ningbo China, where she contributed to many research projects including bibliometrics of political communication and China’s media diplomacy. She has also presented her research in various conferences and workshops.

Zichen Jess has been awarded multiple scholarships at
University of Nottingham Ningbo China, including the President’s Scholarship (2017-2019), Zhejiang Government’s provincial scholarship (2017-2021), Excellent graduate (2020), and China National Scholarship (2020) awarded by National Council.

Areas of interest

  • Public opinion and political communication
  • Science and health communication
  • Digital governance and bio-politics