School of Forensic and Applied Sciences
Kirkham Building, KM120
+44 (0) 1772 89 3538
Subject Areas: Geography and Environment
Yingkui is a physical geographer with research interests in hydrology and fluvial geomorphology, with specific interests in sediment transfer and diffuse source pollution in river systems. He also advises as a hydrological expert for the UK Ministry of Justice Tribunal Service.
Yingkui gained his BSc in Physical Geography and Environmental Protection in 1983 from Peking University, China and completed his PhD in 2000 on sediment transfer and dispersion of the River Severn, UK. He joined UCLan immediately after completing his PhD to take up teaching in physical geography and environmental courses.
Yingkui is a Tribunal Member of the General Regulatory Council (Environment) hearing appeals against Nitrate Vulnerable Zones in England. He is actively engaged with implementation of EU Water Framework Directive in England and provide expert advice on the designation of NVZ.
Yingkui is currently acting as the Student Experience Lead for the School of Forensic and Applied Sciences and is responsible for student experience on Forensic, Policing, Archaeology and Geography Programmes.
1. F Orji, Y Zhao (2015) Collaborative Environmental Management: A Case Study Research of Stakeholders’ Collaboration in the Nigerian Oil-producing Region. International Journal of Environmental, Chemical, Ecological, Geological and Geophysical Engineering Vol:9, No:12, 2015
2. Y Zhao (2014): Water resource management in Beijing, China. Conference presentation
3. Y. Zhao et al. (2013): Dispersion and remobilisation of heavy metals in the River Severn system, UK . Procedia Environmental Sciences Vol.18,167-173
4. Y. Zhao, X. Zhang & S. Marriott (2009): Phase change and remobilisation of heavy metals in floodplain sediments of UK river systems after frequent flooding. Prog. Env. Sci. Tech. Vol 2. p979-985
Yingkui’s main interests are fluvial systems in relation to bank erosion and sediment transfer, diffuse source pollution, catchment dynamics and hydrological pathways of diffuse source pollutants. He is actively involved in projects relating to designation of Nitrate Vulnerable Zone by implementing EU Water Framework standards on UK water bodies.