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Dr Wendee Zhang PhD

Postdoctoral Research associate Geography and Planning


    Personal Statement

    Wenjing(Wendee) is an urban geographer, her research interests mainly including environmental sustainability, urban planning and studies on smart/future cities. Wendee finished her PhD in Geography from University of Melbourne, the thesis examined the sustainability transitions of urban planning in a future city, its implications on environmental policies on urban water management, and the usage of hydraulic missions to realise water sustainability. Her research findings had been published on Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water, Land Use policy, Journal of environmental management etc. She joined the University of Liverpool, department of Geography and urban planning since August 2022.

    Wenjing's research mainly involve apply mixed qualitative and qualitative methods on human-environment relationship (i.e. Environmental governance, sustainable management of land and water resources, health and wellbeing) to inform policy making and urban planning. Her current research examines how urban green space and blue areas can affect resident's wellbeing in UK and globally.

    Research projects
    1. GroundsWell: Community-engaged and Data-informed Systems Transformation of Urban Green and Blue Space for Population Health
    Till September 2026

    2. Technopolitics of China’s South-North Water transfer project
    Australian Research Council discovery project 2017-2022

    3. Everyday Citizenship and Belonging of Mobile Chinese Students in Melbourne and Beijing.
    University of Melbourne, 2021-2022