Thematic 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, Médicins 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. Key academic staff include:
Jon has a background in urban geography and will bring expertise and experience in transdisciplinary projects on urban resilience.
Oyinlola has a background in public health and will bring in expertise in global health in low- and middle-income countries to investigate relationships between health and the environment.
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.
Stephanie has a background in Hispanic philology and will bring in expertise around humanities perspectives on cultural aspects of global public health collaborations.
Erin has a background in ecology and environmental science and will provide expertise on disease modelling, urban wildlife health and ecological sampling.
Marco has a background in international development and will bring social science expertise in planetary and global health, exploring topics such as antimicrobial resistance and multimorbidity.
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.