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Dr Ruby Cheung

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Contemporary Hong Kong cinema
  • Chinese-language film industries; other East Asian cinemas and film industries
  • Film festivals

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Accepting applications from PhD students.

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Profile photo 
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Job title 
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Research interests (for researchers only) 
Add up to 5 research interests. The first 3 will appear in your staff profile next to your name. The full list will appear on your research page. Keep these brief and focus on the keywords people may use when searching for your work. Use a different line for each one.

In Pure (opens in a new tab), select ‘Edit profile’. Under the heading 'Curriculum and research description', select 'Add profile information'. In the dropdown menu, select 'Research interests: use separate lines'.

Contact details 
Add or update your email address, telephone number and postal address in Subscribe (opens in a new tab). Use your University email address for your primary email. 

You can link to your Google Scholar, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts through Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’.  In the 'Links' section, use the 'Add link' button. 

Create or connect your ORCID ID in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’ and then 'Create or Connect your ORCID ID'.

Accepting PhD applicants (for researchers only) 
Choose to show whether you’re currently accepting PhD applicants or not in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’. In the 'Portal details' section, select 'Yes' or 'No' to indicate your choice. 


Dr Ruby Cheung is Associate Professor in Film Studies at the University of Southampton. She serves as Director of Programmes for Postgraduate Taught Programmes, Film, and Convenor of the MA Film and Cultural Management programme. She was the EDI Rep for the Film Department.

In recent years, Ruby has also been a member of various committees and work groups at different levels of the University of Southampton: at the level of the School of Humanities (e.g., Humanities School Programmes Committee [ongoing], Humanities Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team); at the level of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (e.g., Faculty of Arts and Humanities Futures Strategic Assurance & Advisory Group [ongoing], Faculty Research Ethics Committee, Faculty Vision Working Group); and at the University level (University Annual Monitoring Scrutiny Group [ongoing]).

Ruby provides subject leadership in international film industry studies at undergraduate, postgraduate (taught) and PhD levels.

Ruby’s research and publications focus primarily on East Asian cinemas. She is an internationally recognised specialist in the study of contemporary Hong Kong cinema, Chinese-language film industries, as well as film festivals. Ruby was the Winner of the Best Monograph Award of the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS) in 2024 for her single-authored monograph Hong Kong’s New Indie Cinema (Palgrave Macmillan, 2023).

You can update this in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’. Under the heading and then ‘Curriculum and research description’, select ‘Add profile information’. In the dropdown menu, select - ‘About’.

Write about yourself in the third person. Aim for 100 to 150 words covering the main points about who you are and what you currently do. Clear, simple language is best. You can include specialist or technical terms.

You’ll be able to add details about your research, publications, career and academic history to other sections of your staff profile.