I joined the Liverpool School of Architecture in April 2010. I've obtained my undergraduate and master's degrees from Southeast University, China, and the University of Bath respectively. My PhD was on Chinese urbanism from the University of Strathclyde (2005-9). I am the lead of the Urban Form and Social Space research group in the department and the Associate Editor of the Journal of Urban Management (Elsevier). I am a key member of the International Seminar on Urban Form (ISUF) and the co-founder and convenor of the 'Urban Morphology and Representation Research Network' under IAPS.