Dr Bin Chi joined UDBC in November 2021 as a research associate on Housing and Neighbourhoods research. Bin’s research focuses on enriching and enhancing administrative datasets and other academically available datasets to better understand and address housing challenges at local scales in Great Britain, understand housing affordability issues, and better inform local housing and planning policies.
Before joining UBDC in 2021, she was a PhD researcher at The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), University College London (UCL). She worked with Prof. Adam Dennett, Dr Thomas Oléron-Evans and Prof. Robin Morphet. Her PhD research focused on exploring spatial-temporal patterns of housing price and housing affordability in England. Bin passed her PhD without corrections in November 2021. At the end of Bin’s PhD research in UCL, she started work as a part-time Research Data Scientist/ Data Engineer in the UCL Department of Geography. Bin worked with Dr Rory Coulter and Prof. Paul Longley on the ESRC SDAI project (Modelling Housing Career Trajectories in Great Britain).
Bin has a background in both GIS and urban planning gained in the UK and China (Land Resources Management), with a particular emphasis upon using statistical modelling and geographical analysis to investigate the spatiotemporal patterns of socio-economic processes to further inform local policy. Bin holds master's and bachelor's degrees in Land Resources management in China. Before Bin moved to the UK, she worked in Wuhan Land Resources and Planning Information Centre.