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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├ędicins 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:

Professor Jon Coaffee, Department of Politics and International Studies - Director of the ESRC Midlands Graduate School and Warwick’s Doctoral Training Partnership

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

Dr Oyinlola Oyebode, Warwick Medical School - Deputy Director of the Warwick Interdisciplinary Centre for International Development

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.

Professor Thomas Hills, Department of Psychology - Co-Director of the Global Research Priority in Behaviour, Brain and Society

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.

Dr Stephanie Panichelli-Batalla, School for Cross-faculty Studies - Academic Director and Head of the School for Cross-faculty Studies

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 Fellow

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

Dr Marco Haenssgen, School for Cross-faculty Studies

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.

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