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Dr Chia-Lin Chen

Senior Lecturer in Transport, Territorial Development, and Strategic Planning Geography and Planning


Chia-Lin is a Follow of UK Higher Education Academy. She has extensive teaching experiences in the field of urban planning and design across various sizes of classes at the level of both undergraduate and postgraduate in the UK (University of Liverpool, 2018-TODAY) & University College London, 2006-2015) and China (XJTLU, 2015-2018). Over the years, her teaching subjects include: Town and Country Planing in the UK, Planning Theory of Contemporary Cities, Sustainable Urbanism, International Planning Studies, Environment and Planning Projects, Research Methodology and Methods, Infrastructure Planning, Transport Policy and Planning, Strategic Plan-Making, Making Plans, Research Skills for Planners (People and Places) etc.

She also involved organising student competition (Blackpool South Regeneration) and field-class teaching including international field trips to Amsterdam (2013), Manchester (2014), Singapore (2016), Warsaw (2019), Glasgow (2022), Lille (2023).

Apart from higher education teaching, she has been invited by International Business School Suzhou to develop an interdisciplinary course entitled “Case Studies on High-speed rail (HSR) and Development Overseas- What CRRC can learn" to potential talents who are selected for the China Railway Rollingstock Company (CRRC) Executive Education Programme for two consecutive years in 2017 and 2018.

PhD supervision opportunities

Chia-Lin is interested to supervise PhD students who wish to pursue topics in relation to her research areas and interests. Do get in touch with a brief research proposal and ideas of potential funding support (self or other sources).

Current PhD supervisees

Chris Russell from September 2020 (NTHU-UoL dual PhD scholarship holder)
Research Topic: The effects of high-speed rail on innovation and developing inter-connected high-tech science landscape in Taiwan
Supervisory Team: Dr Chia-Lin Chen 40% (UoL), Dr Chanyuan Wong 40% (NTHU), Dr Olivier Sykes 10% (UoL), Dr Chuan Kai Li 10% (NTHU)

Qihao Liu from October 2020
Research Topic: Transport Justice: Planning and Strategy for Chinese Third-tier Cities
Supervisory Team: Dr Chia-Lin Chen (50%), Dr Olivier Sykes (30%), Dr Daniel Arribas-Bel (20%)

Modules for 2023-24

Making Plans

Module code: ENVS427

Role: Module Co-ordinator

People and Place

Module code: ENVS205

Role: Module Co-ordinator

Strategic Plan Making

Module code: ENVS210

Role: Module Co-ordinator