Can spatial decentralisation achieve sustainable urbanisation? (funded by the Leverhulme Trust)

Principle investigator (November 2019 – October 2021)


The age of infrastructure: China as a global urban agent (AGORA) (funded by The University of Manchester Research Institute)

Research associate (August 2019 – October 2019)


UK 2070 Commission – An Inquiry into Regional Inequalities towards a Framework for Action (Joint partners: The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, The Universities of Manchester, Sheffield and University College London, The Sir Hugh Sykes Charitable Trust (SHSCT) and The RSA)

Research associate (January 2019 – July 2019)


Eco-Urbanisation: promoting sustainable development in metropolitan regions of China ( a NSFC-RCUK-ESRC collaborative project)

Post-doc research associate (April 2017-December 2018)


Developing an integrated collaborative platform for sustainable urban renewal: a pilot study (funded by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

Research assistant (September 2012-September 2016)



Investigating the Green Building Development in China (funded by International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction)

Key member (December 2013-December 2014)


Study on Effects of Urbanization on Hydrologic Process and River Networks in Yangtze River Delta Region (funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China)

Research assistant (September 2011-June 2012)


Analysis of Carbon Footprint of Citizens and the Driving Mechanism based on Nanjing (funded by National Innovation Experiment Program for University Students in China)

Key member (May 2010-April 2012)