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Hua is from Beijing, China. Before undertaking her PhD, she obtained two master’s degrees related to finance in the UK, one at Bangor University, the other at the University of Reading. In addition, Hua has nearly 18 years of working experience in the real estate industry.

Hua’s research is focused on the impact of Smart City development on the urban environment. In subsequent research, she will continue to delve into research topics related to smart city development.


Dr. Chen Zheng

Research topic:

The impact of Smart City development on the urban environment

Areas of academic interest:

Real estate Finance; Real Estate Planning; Smart cities governance; Sustainable development; Urban transformations; Environment governance.


MBA Banking and Finance, Bangor University (2016-2017)

MSc Real Estate Finance, The University of Reading, Henley Business School, Distinction (2018-2019)