UCL Research Domains


Meet EDEN people

The dedicated team in charge of the Environment Domain Early-Careers Network (EDEN) is here to serve early and mid-career researchers who have an interest in Environment studies across UCL.


Dr Yasemin Aktas, EDEN co-Chair, Lecturer, Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering

Find out more about Yasemin's career and research interests on IRIS

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Edward Christie, EDEN co-Chair, PhD Researcher, History of Art and Geography

Edward's doctoral project centres on the following question: 'What would it mean to interrogate post-war modern art history through the prism of a contemporary environmentalist perspective?'. His answers to this provocation centre on the conviction that art history essentially involves the critical analysis and transformation of the conditions of subjectivity as expressly manifested in artworks, and that an environmentalist approach to the discipline could therefore point towards fundamental and holistic means of responding to the climate crisis.

As co-Chair of EDEN, Edward is particularly interested in promoting perspectives on ecology from the environmental humanities to foster interdisciplinary discourse.

Find out more about Edward's research interests on his UCL Anthropocene page.


Lusi Morhayim, PhD. Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow. UCL Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction

As an architectural and urban researcher, Lusi’s work focuses on the intersection of the built environment and users’ social, behavioural and cultural needs. Her academic publications include research on urban sustainability, specifically the right to “sustainable and livable” cities and spatial justice as well as ethnographic and user-centered design methods in architecture and post-occupancy evaluations in multiple building types. Her most recent work examines cancer infusion centres’ influence on the well-being of patients and staff and the operational efficiency of the clinics. She is the co-editor of “Revisiting Social Factors: Advancing Research into People and Place.” Lusi Morhayim earned her PhD in Architecture from The University of California, Berkeley, USA and has taught architectural and social research and theory courses and design studios at the University of California, Berkeley, Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology, Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and at the Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul. Her research is published in peer-reviewed journals including Environment and BehaviorJournal of Architectural and Planning Research, International Journal of Architectural Research, Journal of Urban Design, Antipode, and Spatial Justice.


Pu Yang (Eleanor), EDEN co-Chair, PhD Researcher, Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management

Pu Yang is a doctoral researcher of climate change economics focus on the cost-benefit analysis of climate change. Her PhD focuses on the application of social carbon cost and equitable effort sharing of countries, mostly using the stylized integrated assessment model (DICE/RICE).

Find out more about Eleanor's research interests on her ResearchGate profile.