Associate Professor Xiaoqi Feng and Professor Thomas Astell-Burt are the Founding Co-Directors of PowerLab, which is part of the School of Health and Society in the Faculty of Social Sciences.
Obesity, type 2 diabetes, dementia and social isolation are the epidemics of modern times and have been linked to urbanization that does not prioritise people. In PowerLab, we explore how positive changes could be made.
The goal of the PowerLab is to enhance understandings of how people and equity orientated changes in urban environments can enable population wellbeing and human flourishing across the lifecourse.
We work with policymakers, practitioners and the public to coproduce, collaborate and communicate evidence. If you are interested in what we do, please let us know by email.