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Yanhui Lei

Teaching Fellow

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Personal profile

Personal profile

Yanhui Lei holds the award of PhD in the University of Nottingham, UK. She is a new staff, joined the Department of Urban Planning and Design, XJTLU, in Mar. 2022. She is currently playing a role of Teaching Fellow. Her previous working experiences mainly include MArch Studio Practitioner (University of Nottingham, UK), Visiting Research Scholar (Tsinghua University, China), English Proofreader (China City Planning Review, China), and Part II Architect Assistant (S.R.Davis, UK).Her research interests focus on the new urbanism (traditional/sustainable urbanism), sustainable urban drainage system (sponge community), and ecological planning.

Research interests

New Urbanism (Traditional/Sustainable Urbanism)

Sustainable Urban Drainage System (Sponge Community)

Ecological planning


Teaching Fellow, XJTLU, 2022-

MArch Studo Practitioner, University of Nottingham, 2014-2021

First English Reader, China City Planning Review, 2021

Sessional Tutor, University of Brighton International College, 2021

Visiting Research Scholar, Tsinghua University, 2018-2019

Assistant Architect, S.R Davis, 2006-2009

Assitant Urban Designer, Xian Jianda Institute of Urban Planning and Design, 2001-2004


Guest lecturer titled Urban intelligence for smart and healthy cities of teaching Digital transformation for smart cities, 17 Nov 2022.

Skills for Planning and Design Practices, Individual Group CW, Year 2, S1, AY22-23 S1, AY23-24.

Master dissertation supervision, PG2, S1, AY22-23 S1, AY23-24.

FYP supervision, Year 4, S1, AY22-23 S1, AY23-24.

Urban Design and Theory II, Individual Group CW, Year 3, S1, AY22-23.

Digital Transformation for Smart Cities, PG1, S1, AY22-23.

Introduction to Urban Planning and Design, Individual CW, Year 1, S2, AY21-22.

Awards and honours

XJTLU Academic Excellence Award honoring with Teaching Innovation Award, Aug 2023.

DES Learning and Teaching 2nd Prize, Aug 2023.

Times Higher Education Leadership Management Awards (THELMA), awarded to the project team in the University of Nottingham, 2017,

Travel Award, (Twice, £1,000 GBP each), by RGAT for AHRC Conference in Aberdeen, 2012.

PhD Scholarship for the DABE postgraduate research students, UoN, 2009-2013.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Nottingham, 2014

MA, University of Nottingham, 2005

MSc, Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology, 2004.

BA, Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology, 2001

Person Types

  • Staff


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