Dr. Jieling Xiao

Jieling Xiao Profile

Reader in Architecture and Sensory Environments | Research Degree Coordinator

Birmingham School of Architecture and Design
0121 331 5984

Jieling teaches Environmental Design across different courses at the Birmingham School of Architecture. Trained as an architect and urban designer, Jieling believes that designers need to consider more than just how the hardware of architecture functions for its users.  Interested in creative spatial practice related to people’s sensory experiences, she has developed her research and research-led teaching on smellscapes and soundscapes looking at theories and design frameworks that take an appreciative approach to deal with sounds and smells in the built environment.  

Jieling is one of the Art and Design Research Degree Coordinators at BCU, contributing to the doctoral education and the research environment in the faculty. She is a core member of Centre for Chinese Visual Art (CCVA) and co-leader of the Urban Cultures Research Cluster.

Areas of Expertise
Postgraduate Supervision