Associate Professor Xiaoqi Feng is an NHMRC Career Development Fellow in the UNSW School of Population Health and an Adjunct Professor with the National Institute of Environmental Health at the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention (NIEH/China CDC).
Xiaoqi leads a program of research focused on enhancing population wellbeing through identifying potentially modifiable social and environmental factors (e.g. urban green space, air pollution, heat, food environment) that shape health and developmental trajectories and inequities among newborns, children, adolescents and women across the lifecourse.
In May 2020, Xiaoqi secured $1.45 million in funding, from the United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI) and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), for a joint project with Professor Richard Mitchell from the Glasgow University investigating how green spaces can reduce inequalities in mental health and cardiometabolic disease prevention. The full team includes Thomas Astell-Burt (CI, UOW), Susan Thompson (CI, UNSW), Brenda Lin (CI, CSIRO, Brisbane), Bin Jalaludin (CI, UNSW), Evelyne de Leeuw (CI, UNSW), Richard Fuller (CI, UQ), Jon Olsen (CI, Glasgow), Fiona Caryl (CI, Glasgow), Jill Pell (CI, Glasgow), Timothy Dobbins (AI, UNSW), Melanie Anderson(AI, UNSW), Glen Maberly (AI, WSLHD).
Read Xiaoqi’s full academic profile, learn more about her UKRI-NHMRC project as well as her latest work on Greening our way through the pandemic, calling for safer spaces for walking and cycling and how More green, more ‘zzzzz’ on the UNSW Newsroom.