Researcher

Associate Professor Xiaoqi Feng

My Expertise

Built environment and Health, social determinants of health

Keywords

Field of Research (FoR)

SEO tags

Biography

Associate Professor Xiaoqi Feng is an NHMRC Career Development Fellow in the UNSW School of Public Health and Community Medicine 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...view more

Associate Professor Xiaoqi Feng is an NHMRC Career Development Fellow in the UNSW School of Public Health and Community Medicine 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, food environment) that shape health and developmental trajectories and inequities among newborns, children, adolescents and women across the lifecourse. She has authored >130 publications, led major research projects (funding >$6M, including NHMRC, Heart Foundation), and successfully translated her research into policy and practice (e.g. Wollongong City Council’s Urban Greening Strategy 2017-2037). These successes have about through strong research collaborations with a multidisciplinary, multisector and international network including Western Sydney Diabetes, Menzies Centre for Health Policy, NIEH/China CDC, the National Center for Chronic Noncommunicable Disease Prevention and Control (also China CDC), Peking Union Medical College, Ningbo University, ISGLOBAL, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Uppsala University, UCL and the UK Medical Research Council.

From Jan 2016 to Sep 2019, Xiaoqi was a founding co-director of the Population Wellbeing and Environment Research Lab (PowerLab) at the University of Wollongong (UOW). This involved leading a team of 15 members, including senior and junior quantitative researchers and PhD students, organising a thriving seminar series and a popular statistical training program to nurture a future generation of population health and environmental data scientists. She developed subject curriculum, coordinated and delivered teaching for epidemiology subjects in Bachelor and Master of Public Health courses. Xiaoqi also served as the Head of Postgraduate Studies in the UOW School of Health and Society. Xiaoqi is currently a member of the NSW Population & Health Services Research Ethics Committee and the Western Sydney Diabetes Leadership Alliance


My Grants

2019-2020   Australia-Germany International Research Collaboration Grant with University of Wollongong and Ludwig Maximillian University Munich, funded by Universities Australia/DAAD

2018-2022  Career Development Fellowship, funded by National Health and Medical Research Council

2016-2021  Greener Cities, Healthier Lives, co-funded by Horticultural Innovation Australia Limited and University of Wollongong

2016-2020  NHMRC Project Grant (APP1101065), funded by National Health and Medical Research Council

 


My Qualifications

PhD, University of St Andrews, UK

PLD, Harvard University, US


My Awards

2019 Parks and Leisure Australia/National Research Award (winner)

2019 Parks and Leisure NSW/ACT Research Award (winner)

2018 The Dame Bridget Ogilvie Award for Outstanding Research Productivity (winner)

2017 UOW Vice Chancellor’s Award for Emerging Research of 2017 (winner)

2017 UOW Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning Award (nominated by students and peers)

2016 Faculty of Social Sciences Early Career Researcher of 2016 Award (winner)

2016 UOW Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research Partnership (winner, shared with Prof Thomas Astell-Burt and Prof Glen Maberly)

2016 UOW Deputy Vice Chancellor’s Woman of Impact (named as 1 of 40)

2014 Early Career Researcher Team Award for Excellence and Innovation in Public Health Research, The Council for Academic Public Health Institutions in Australia (winner)

2013 Australasian Epidemiological Association Early Career Award (winner)


My Research Supervision


Supervision keywords


Areas of supervision

Social Epidemiology

Urban Health

Environment and Health

Social Determinants of Health


My Engagement

Media

"Move over monkey bars, 'bush play' is the new way for apartment kids" - The Sydney Morning Herald, 08 Aug, 2019  https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-08/move-over-monkey-bars-bush-play-a-new-way-for-apartment-kids/11392526

"Mapping out of our health" - The Sydney Morning Herald, 28 Feb, 2018  https://www.smh.com.au/business/workplace/mapping-out-our-health-20180228-p4z241.html

 

 

View less

Location

Samuels Building
Sch of Public Health & Community Medicine
UNSW
SYDNEY NSW 2052 AUSTRALIA


Map reference (Google map)

Contact

+61-2- 9385 1135