ZHOU Peiling
Address:
HIT Campus G1109, Shenzhen University Town, Xili, Shenzhen City, Guangzhou Province, P.R.China (518055)
Email:
zhoupeiling@hit.edu.cn
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PERSONAL PROFILE
 
I am a health and medical geographer who is interested in how the power of everyday spaces influences individual health and well-being, and how individuals manipulate everyday spaces to achieve their health and well-being. One of the primary realizations prompt my study is the fantastic knowledge and intelligence in the practices of everyday life. This concern has led my study to be involved with everyday life, workplaces, neighborhoods, spatial interaction, practical reasoning, conversation, gestures, video. I would expect to continue my research on the nature of everyday life within the spatial practice and its impacts on human health and well-being.

Another motivation of my study is my personal experience in contemporary China. The rapid development generates distinct life world and thus leading to distinguishing self-identity and irreconcilable conflicts, even though sometimes the misunderstanding is probably between Tweedledum and Tweedledee. Although a large amount of research has categorized everyday behaviors into groups, little concern has been given to the question of how these different individuals and groups encounter and interact within spaces. This question is more important nowadays in a rapid urbanized and globalized world. I firmly believe that an in-depth investigation of everyday practice in contingent localized circumstances might be an appropriate approach to understand a real society in China. My work on these topics builds heavily on cultural landscapes approach and also with roots of genealogy and space/power theories of Michel Foucault, Michel de Certeau, ethnomethodological approaches taken by Harold Garfinkel, and actor-network-theory of Bruno Latour.
RESEARCH INTEREST
 
2018-now||Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Harbin Institute of Technology##2017-2018||Postdoctoral Research Associate, Global Health and Medical Geography Laboratory, Michigan State University
EDUCATION  
2013-2017
Ph.D. Geography, Michigan State University
2012-2013
MSc Human Geography with Distinction, University of Edinburgh
2008-2012
BSc Geography, BL Sociology, Peking University
RESEARCH & WORK EXPERIENCE  
2018-now
Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Harbin Institute of Technology
2017-2018
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Global Health and Medical Geography Laboratory, Michigan State University
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION & ACADEMIC SERVICE
 
2013-now
Member of Association of American Geographers
RESEARCH PROJECTS
2018-2020
Built Environment, Older People's Everyday Activities and Health.
RESEARCH ACHIEVEMENT & AWARDS
2018
Dr. Delia Koo Global Scholarship
2017
Melinda S. Meade Graduate Student Travel Award
2016
Pearl Aldrich Award
2012
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Thesis Grant
PATENT
   
PAPER & BOOK PUBLICATIONS
2018 Zhou, P., Hughes, AK., Grady, SC. and Fang, L. Physical activity and chronic disease conditions among older adults in a mid-sized city in China: a longitudinal investigation of bi-directional relationships. BMC Public Health (SCI IF:2.81).
2018 Gungor, B., Chen, J., Wu, S.R. Zhou, P. and Shirkey, G.E. Pro-environmental behaviors and knowledge: a case study of park visitors in Toledo. Forests (SCI IF:2.08) 9(4), 171.
2017 Zhou, P., Grady, SC. and Chen, G. How the Built Environment Affects Change in Older People's Physical Activity: A Mixed- Methods Approach Using Longitudinal Health Survey Data in Urban China. Social Science & Medicine (SCI&SSCI IF:3.11) 192, pp. 74-84.
2017 Grady, SC., Frake, A., Zhang, Q., Bene, M., Jordan, D., Vertalka, J., Dossantos, T., Kadhim, A., Namanya, J., Pierre, L., Fan, Y., Zhou,P., Barry, F. and Kutch, L. Neonatal mortality in East Africa and Africa: A geographic analysis of district-level demographic and health survey data. Geospatial Health (SCI IF:1.81), 12(1).
2017 冯健,吴芳芳,周佩玲.郊区大型居住区邻里关系与社会空间再生:以北京回龙观为例. 地理科学进展(中文核心期刊 IF:3.19), 36(3), pp.367-377.
2016 Zhou, P. and Grady, S.C., 2016. Three modes of power operation: Understanding doctor-patient conflicts in China's hospital therapeutic landscapes. Health & Place (SCI&SSCI IF:3.38), 42, pp.137-147.
2015 Wu, S.R., Chen, J., Apul, D., Fan, P., Yan, Y., Fan, Y. and Zhou, P. Causality in social life cycle impact assessment (SLCIA). The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment (SCI IF 3.71), 20(9), pp.1312-1323.
2014 Zhou, P. A socio-economic-cultural exploration on open space form and everyday activities in danwei: A case study of Jingmian compound, Beijing. Urban Design International (SSCI&AHCI), 19(1), pp.22–37.
CONFERENCE PAPERS/TALKS
 
Conference Papers
2018 Xu, K., Huang, K. and Zhou, P. Spatio-temporal Organization of Clinical Spaces: Doctor-patient Relationships in China. Poster at the 3rd International Time-Geography Conference. September 22-23, Beijing, China.
2018 Zhou, P. Producing a Therapeutic Spaces for All: Older Leisure Physical Exercisers’ Leading Role in Urban China. Oral presentation at Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting. April 10-14, Association of American Geographers, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
2017 Zhou, P. and Grady, S. Physical activity among older adults in a mid-sized city in China: a mixed-methods approach using longitudinal health survey data. Oral presentation at The 17th International Medical Geography Symposium. July 2-7, Angers, France.
2017 Zhou, P., Hughes, AK. and Grady, SC. Physical activity and chronic disease conditions among older adults in China's small city: a longitudinal analysis. Oral presentation at Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting. April 4-9, Association of American Geographers, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
2016 Zhou, P. and Grady, S. Understanding doctor-patient conflicts in China’s primary care hospitals. Oral presentation at The 33rd International Geographic Congress, August 21-25, Beijing, China.
2016 Zhou, P. Dancing in Haze: Elderly physical exercisers’ reflections on ambient air pollutions in urban China. Oral presentation at The International Conference on Geographies of Health and Living in Cities, June 21-24, Hong Kong, China.
2015 Zhou, P. Physician-patient conflicts in China: everyday medical practice. Oral presentation at Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, April 21-26, Association of American Geographers, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
2014 Zhou, P. Banquet: An effective technology of everyday power operation in China. Oral presentation at Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, April 8-12, Association of American Geographers, Tampa, Florida, USA.
2013 Zhou, P. How does power work in everyday life in danwei. Oral presentation at School of Geosciences Postgraduate Research Conference, February 27, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.

Invited Talks
2018 Preparation before Oversea Fieldwork. Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences. Michigan State University
2017 Innovative Management of Public Health: A Spatial Perspective. School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University
2015 Theories in the geography of health and medicine: An introduction. Department of Geography. Michigan State University
TEACHING/SUPERVISING EXPERIENCE
Updated:2019-03