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Dr Yi Gong BEng, MA, PhD

Dr Yi Gong

BEng, MA, PhD

Research Fellow

Email:
gongy2@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0) 29 2087 0955
Location:
1.07, Sustainable Places Research Institute, 33 Park Place

Yi obtained an MA in human geography from the University of Liverpool and a PhD from University College London after completing her bachelor degree in Information Engineering at Wuhan University (China). She is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Sustainable Places Research Institute at Cardiff University after working as a researcher at University College London and the University of Manchester for several years.

Her current research interest is exploring the influences of place and environment (e.g. where people live) on human behaviour (e.g. physical exercise) and health both at individual and population level. Yi is very keen to develop interdisciplinary methods and tools that can help us to understand, communicate and visualise the complex relationships between the environment, behaviour and health.

Yi obtained an MA in Human Geography from the University of Liverpool and a PhD from University College London after completing her undergraduate degree in Information Engineering at Wuhan University, China. Prior to her current postdoctoral research position at Cardiff University she worked as a researcher at the University of Manchester and University College London.

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2010 to present, Conference Coordinator, GIScience Research Group, Royal Geographical Society with IBG

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Yi teaches GIS modules for MSc courses in School of Planning and Geography.

Yi is particularly interested in exploring the relationships between health, well-being and place at both individual and population level in order to understand how our behaviour, and the natural and built environments shape our health.

She also interested in developing interdisciplinary methods and tools that can help us to understand, communicate and visualise the complex spatio-temporal relationships between the environment, behaviour and health.

Current research project

  • "Can the physical environment you live in influence your health expectancies?" (PI) ESRC-Transformative research Seedcorn Funding in collaboration with ONS, 2014-2015

Completed research projects

  • "Transformative thinking by using digital fiction as a tool for improving body image" (Co-PI), funded by Welsh Crucible, 2012 - 2013, in collaboration with Aberystwyth University and Bangor University,
  • GraBS (Green & Blue Space Adaptation for Urban Areas and Eco towns) project funded by the European Union's Regional Development Fund
  • Housing and Neighbourhood Monitor project funded by Joseph Rowntree Foundation
  • SURegen (Integrated Decision Support System for Sustainable Urban Regeneration) funded by EPSRC
  • PLUREL (Peri-urban Land Use Relationships - Strategies and Sustainability Assessment Tools for Urban-Rural Linkages) funded by the EU FP6
  • SOLUTIONS (Sustainability of Land Use and Transport In Outer NeighbourhoodS) funded by EPSRC
  • CAPABLE (Children's Activities, Perceptions and Behaviour in the Local Environment) funded by EPSRC
  • Town Centre project - "Tracking Retail Trends in London, Creating a Data Time Series" funded by Greater London Authority (GLA) Economics

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