Professor Terry Marsden runner up in Newton Prize

4 December 2017

Malaysia

The Systems Thinking and Place-Based Methods for Healthier Malaysian Cities project (SCHEMA) was a runner-up in this year’s Newton Prize award.

The SCHEMA project joins partners with expertise in systems and place-based methods, urban planning and public health to examine urban health in Malaysia. Through workshops, academic exchanges, research, and educational outputs, the project provides tools that inform urban decision-making for local health and environment goals, while developing local research capacity.

Jointly led by Professor Terry Marsden, Sustainable Places Research Institute, Cardiff University, and Dr Jose Siri, United Nations University International Institute for Global Health, Kuala Lumpur, the SCHEMA project was amongst five shortlisted for the Malaysia country award out of a total of 43 applicants.

Dr Jose Siri attended November’s event, sharing lessons from the project and receiving the runner-up certificate from Her Excellency Vicki Treadell, British High Commissioner to Malaysia and Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Zakri Abdul Hamid, Malaysia’s Science Advisor to the Prime Minister.

You can find out more about the Newton Fund online. The Newton Prize recipient was a University of Malaya-University of Cambridge team project entitled Algal Biophotovoltaics for Bioelectricity Production with Agro-industrial Wastewater Remediation using Tropical Algae.