Hiu Man Chan is a researcher, commentator and curator. Her research specialises in policy and strategies for UK-China, EU-China collaboration in the creative industries, in particular the film sector.

She is also interested in local cinema history, audience memory and critical history of film criticism.

Outside of academia, she has been writing for the UK-Chinese Times as a columnist since 2013 and many other media in both languages. She is Series Editor of the Intellect China Library.

Hiu is currently affiliated with both Cardiff University and Birmingham City University.