Gillian is currently a postdoctoral researcher with the ComProp project. Before joining the project, Gillian completed a DPhil at the Oxford Internet Institute studying the effects of the commercialisation of online spaces on their ability to offer a venue for political speech in different political systems, focusing on a comparison of the U.S. and China. She previously completed a double masters in Global Media and Communications joint between the media and communications department at the London School of Economics and Political Science and the journalism school at Fudan University in Shanghai. With a BA in photojournalism and political science, Gillian worked in the media industry in the U.S., U.K. and China as a writer, photographer, multimedia producer, editor and production director before returning to the UK to pursue further education. Her PGP key can be found here.