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Sustainable urbanisation, health and wellbeing

Urbanisation, health and wellbeingThematic axes and key academic staff

Students will have a supervisory team composed of a mentor from a practice organisation as well as two academic supervisors from different disciplines across the social sciences/humanities and the sciences, broadly understood to encompass natural sciences, engineering and medicine.

The cluster will build upon existing research project partnerships with non-academic partners such as: UN-Habitat, M├ędecins sans Frontiers, African Population and Health Research Centre, International Livestock Research Institute, Center For International Forestry Research.

Sustainable urbanisation, health and wellbeing

This cluster concentrates on research for transforming urban human-environment interactions, investigating the interlinkages between the built environment, human behaviour and health and wellbeing outcomes. You can approach any suitable supervisor across the University to discuss your proposal. Potential academic supervisors might include:

Professor Jon Coaffee, Department of Politics and International Studies - Director of the ESRC Midlands Graduate School and Warwick's Doctoral Training PartnershipLink opens in a new window

Jon has a background in urban geography and will bring expertise and experience in transdisciplinary projects on urban resilience.

Professor Thomas Hills, Department of Psychology - Co-Director of the Global Research Priority in Behaviour, Brain and SocietyLink opens in a new window

Thomas has a background in psychology and will supervise students on behavioural science perspectives to sustainability, including persuasion and influence, behaviour change, and the role of information in belief formation.

Professor Stephanie Panichelli-Batalla, School for Cross-faculty Studies - Academic Director and Head of the School for Cross-faculty StudiesLink opens in a new window

Stephanie has a background in Hispanic philology and will bring in expertise around humanities perspectives on cultural aspects of global public health collaborations.

Dr Erin Gorsich, School of Life Sciences - IGSD Research FellowLink opens in a new window

Erin has a background in ecology and environmental science and will provide expertise on disease modelling, urban wildlife health and ecological sampling.

Dr Xiaodong Lin, Global Sustainable Development, School of Cross-faculty Studies - Director of Postgraduate Research Link opens in a new window

Xiaodong has a background in sociology, human geography and cultural studies, and will bring expertise in cultural landscapes of care, wellness, ageing, food and migration.

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