Chia-Lin joined the department of geography and planning in September 2018. Prior to joining UoL, she was a lecturer in the department of urban planning and design at Xian Jiaotong Liverpool University (2015-2018). She has an architecture educational background and work experiences in local planning bureaus (2000-2006) in Taiwan. She had received her PhD degree in Urban and Regional Planning Studies at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London (UCL) in 2013. Her research interests lie in exploring the relationship between transport and territorial development on multiple spatial scales and associated issues such as inequality, polarisation, segregation and seeking possible strategies and solutions by research, planning and design as well as policy implications. Chia-Lin has published widely in the field of transport, planning, and geography and established her international research recognition on the topic of high-speed rail (HSR) and its wider spatial-economic impacts in the urban and regional transformation. She contributed to a couple of research consultancy work commissioned by Asian Development Bank and International Transport Forum, OECD. She is Vice Chair and Steering Committee Member of Transport and Geography Commission, International Geographical Union (2016- 2020). From 2018, she has been on the international editorial board of Journal of Transport Geography and a member of Award Committee for Regional Studies Association.