Urban analytics at the interface between environment, human health and behaviour

Learn more Apply here (UK) Apply here (China) Add to Calendar 07/02/2019 09:00 AM 07/04/2019 06:00 PM Europe/London Urban analytics at the interface between environment, human health and behaviour Location of the event
Tuesday 02 Jul 2019 - Thursday 04 Jul 2019
Time: 09:00 - 18:00

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Advanced technical
Travel and accommodation covered


An interdisciplinary workshop, located in Tongji University, Shanghai, bringing together UK and Chinese scholars and early career researchers to stimulate new research partnerships relevant to urban analytics at the interface between environment, human behaviour and health. 

Recent rapid urbanisation in China has showcased the complex interactions between the environment, behaviour and health. These relationships are bidirectional, dynamic and ever-evolving based on various environmental, spatial and socio-economic conditions. What we do in the next few decades will determine the future of our health and environment we live in. Better understanding of the underlying science would enable us to steer towards a healthier and more sustainable future for years to come.

About the event

This workshop aims to bring 34 early-career researchers (17 from UK and 17 from China) from across environmental science, ecology, computer science, urban planning, geography, public health, data science and modelling together to build cross-country networks and new research projects.

This workshop is led by six institutions: The Alan Turing Institute, University College London and Cardiff University in the UK and Tongji University, Chinese Academy Science - Institute of Urban Environment (CAS-IUE) and Peking University in China.

The workshop will be located at Tongji University, Shanghai, running from 2-4 July 2019. Successful UK-based applicants will have all travel and accommodation covered.

The workshop aims to:

  • Show-case the most recent research and knowledge advancement in the field
  • Facilitate state-of-the-art research and impact on policy and decision making (i.e. to improve environmental health in China and the UK)
  • Engage and support ECRs in collaborative work across disciplines, institutions, regions and countries
  • Create cross-disciplinary and cross-country links, and long-lasting collaborations to underpin future training or research collaboration.

This workshop is supported by a Newton Fund Researcher Links grant, under the UK-China partnership. The grant is funded by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and NSFC and delivered by the British Council. For further information, please visit newtonfund.ac.uk


UK-based applicants

To apply as a UK-based early career researcher please visit this link.

Contact details for UK-based applications: Dr Joel Dearden ([email protected]).

Deadline for UK applications: 11:59pm 7 April 2019.


China-based applicants

To apply as a China-based early career researcher please visit this link.

Contact details for China-based applications: Dr Xinghu Li ([email protected] or [email protected]).

Deadline for China applications: 11:59pm 29 April 2019.



UA workshop sponsors


Dr Xinhu Li

Tongji University & Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences



Tongji University, Shanghai

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