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Douglas Bell

Biography

Douglas Bell

Douglas Bell has been interested in the question of intercultural communication for longer than he now cares to remember. After completing a first degree in modern languages in the 1980s, he embarked on an international career in language training and cross-cultural consultancy, with extended assignments in Austria, Japan, Turkey, the United States and China, working with companies such as Procter & Gamble Far East Inc, Mitsui Hi-Tech, Mattel and The Learning Company.

Since returning to the UK, he has held appointments at the universities of Salford, Central Lancashire, Plymouth and Nottingham Trent, and is currently serving as Director of the Language Centre at the University of Aberdeen, providing commercial services in cross-cultural consultancy, foreign language training, interpreting and translating.

Doug is interested in all aspects of intercultural communication but specializes in East-West relations, with a particular focus on China and Japan. He can be contacted directly at d.bell@abdn.ac.uk