As a PhD student, I am particularly interested in lower classes and working classes, who have been displaced or are suffering the process of eviction in the process of gentrification. Human rights and social just from the perspective of lower classes or working classes is my focus of attention in my research because they are vulnerable groups.
My other interests is studentification, which is similar to the gentrification of urban evolution. In my master dissertation, I researched the perception and feelings of Chinese students who are living in the British typical studentifying communities.
In addition to human geography, I also have experiences of physical geopraphy in China. I used pollen from lake sediments to reveal climate change on the northern bank of the Qiantang River in Zhejiang Province for over the past nearly 10,000 years.
Awards and external activities:
Outstanding Master dissertation Award (Zhejiang Normal University, 2014)
Received research grant from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (2011-2014)
Outstanding Bachelor Thesis Award (Xinzhou Teachers University, 2011)
Postgraduate Representative for MSc City Futures of School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University (2018-2019)
- Human rights in the process of displacement
- Social justice in the process of gentrification
- The influence of Chinese students on studentification in the UK
Lu, W. and Ye, W. 2014. Characteristics of Pollen Assemblage and Climate Change in the Holocene at Borehole BHQ in Pingyao Area, Zhejiang Province. Journal Palaeogeography 16(5), pp. 687-701.
Lu, W. et al. 2014. Design for Developing Water Environment in Urban Segment of Muma River in Xinzhou. Shanxi Water Resources (4), pp. 8-9.