Lai Fong Chiu

Lai Fong Chiu

Prinicpal Research Associate

Lai Fong Chiu

Prinicpal Research Associate
UCL Energy Institute
laifong.chiu@ucl.ac.uk

Biography

Lai Fong is currently a Principal Research Associate at the UCL Energy Institute. She has a long career in health research and has achieved a national and international reputation in the field of Public Health in the development of intervention and evaluation models and methodology.  In the health area, Lai Fong has led many projects as Principal Investigator, with a cumulative funding portfolio of near £1 million. She led the qualitative component of one of the largest cluster-randomised controlled field trials in Public Health (£1.4 million) at the University of Leeds between 2010-11. Lai Fong’s expertise is in research methodology that combines innovative approaches of various kinds of qualitative and quantitative methods. It is her aim to contribute as a social scientist to the pressing issues of climate change and security of energy supply.

Lai Fong has published academic papers, book chapters, training, and health education materials on various topics related to cancer screening and minority ethnic communities and low-income groups. She was a member of the panel of referees for three NHS research programmes (National Institute for Health Research, NHS R&D Health Technology Assessment Programme, NHS Service Delivery and Organisation Programme). She was an advisory member of the WHO Task Force on Migrant friendly and Culturally Competent Hospitals and the co-ordinator of the working group on Patient and Community Empowerment of the Task Force; an advisory member of the Regional Advisory Forum of the Altogether Better project; advisory member of the ESRC project “Exploring cross-cultural value of informed choice”; member of the Race Forum of Equality Challenge Unit (ECU). Between 2007 and April, 2011, she was associate editor (health) of the Action Research Journal.

Lai Fong was an invited national and international (sometimes keynote) speaker of many national and international conferences.

Projects

Exploring the interactions between people, ventilation and air quality in UK homes

W8UP6 Understanding the Unintended Ventilation-related Impacts of Retrofit in UK Social Housing

W5UP12 – Energy efficiency in the UK private rented sector: government policy and landlords’ practices

W5UP12 – Energy efficiency in the UK private rented sector: government policy and landlords’ practices

W3UP3 – Challenges to the introduction of heat meters in district-heated apartment blocks

W3UP1 – What role for home energy monitors in primary school energy education?

W2UP13 – Whole-house ventilation systems in low energy UK housing; investigating user acceptance of innovative technologies

W2UP13 – Whole-house ventilation systems in low energy UK housing; investigating user acceptance of innovative technologies

Supervisors