This week, I will begin working with a new PhD student, Ana Adi, who comes to Scotland from Romania. Ana will be working on media, cultural and political aspects of the Beijing Games. Ana will work closely with Culture @ the Olympics and I am delighted that she is now here with us in Scotland. Here is her biography: adi.jpgAna Adi, BA MA (Bucharest), MA (Missouri) Ana Adi is a doctoral researcher in the School of Media, Language and Music at the University of Paisley (University of West of Scotland). Ana comes to the University after completing a Fulbright scholarship at the Missouri School of Journalism of the University of Missouri-Columbia where her dissertation was on emotional engagement with online news video releases. Ana has worked as a PR Executive for various agencies and organisations such as Mojo AD in the United States and McCann PR in Romania. She also has extensive experience as a radio producer.

An expert in Public Relations, Ana’s background is in Political and Administrative Studies and Strategic Communication. Ana’s PhD investigates the role of new media structures and public relations in China, as they relate to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Ana is a Staff Writer for Culture at the Olympics: Issues, Trends and Perspectives. Ana is a true polyglot, fluent in English, Spanish, French and competent in German, Dutch and Italian, along with her mother tongue, Romanian.