MIDST staff

MIDST Staff update.

We have had a fantastic group of staff working on the programme over the last couple of years. A number of the Post-doc positions have now been completed and the staff have moved on to new exciting projects.

Dr Weikai Wang joined the group at the University of Glasgow, replacing Dr Ying Zheng as the Knowledge Exchange expert. He is a social scientist with specific expertise on land use and economic growth in China.

Dr Boyi Liang from Peking University completed his academic visit at the University of Exeter in June 2020. He is still contributing to CZO modelling activities.


David Edwards, completed a short-term contract with the University of Glasgow team. Some of you will remember him from a survey he completed of the CZO projects for his MSc project at the University of Oxford. As a fluent Mandarin speaker, David provided continuity in the knowledge exchange activities, driving the analysis of surveys we have conducted across China.
Dr Huiyi Yang ,who was the DST Modeller at Rothamsted Research, joined the University of Grenwich as a Fellow in Agri-environmental Modelling.
Dr Ying Zheng and Dr Joe Oyesiku-Blakemore are completing MIDST papers but have moved to new projects.

Prof Susan Waldron from the University of Glasgow joined NERC in 2020 as Director of Research and Skills.

Prof Jeroen Meersmans from Cranfield University moved to the University of Liege in Belgium.