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Workshop on Health, Wellbeing and Geography


19 May 2015


AAB1312, Hong Kong Baptist University


Centre for China Urban and Regional Studies,HKBU
Centre for Geo-Computation Studies, HKBU


  • Examining Progress of Urban Disparities in Social Determinants of Health – A Case Study of Atlanta, Georgia.

Dajun Dai (Department of Geosciences, Georgia State University) and Ruiyan Luo (School of Public Health, Georgia State University)

  • Technological and Methodological Approaches in Health Geography.

Poh-Chin Lai, Paulina Wong, and Chien-Tat Low (Department of Geography, the University of Hong Kong)

  • The Influence of Social Experiences in Shaping the Perceptions of Ebola Virus Disease among African Residents in Hong Kong during the Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in 2014: A Qualitative Study.

Judy Y.M. Siu (David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University)

  • Geography of urban life satisfaction in Beijing, China.

Donggen Wang (Department of Geography, Hong Kong Baptist University)

  • Hydrologic remote sensing and modelling.

Qiming Zhou (Department of Geography, Hong Kong Baptist University)


The purpose of the Workshop was to share and exchange latest researches on human wellbeing from the perspective of geography and evaluate the potential of wellbeing metrics to evaluate targeted policies. It attracted approximately 30 participants.Prof. Adrian Bailey, Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences, opened the Workshop by giving welcome addresses. Five papers are presented. The Workshop provides discussions among researchers from diverse fields with different backgrounds, it provides an opportunity for scholars to move forward wellbeing measures in benefiting social policy making and deepen the understanding of geographic perspective in subjective wellbeing and public health. The Workshop received good response from the speakers and participants.




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