Yan, Xiang

Dr Xiang Yan is now a Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Urban Planning and Design, The University of Hong Kong. He is working on a project concerning HK residents’ cross-border healthcare utilization and cross-border mobility in the Great Bay Area. His research interests are health geography and healthy cities, focusing on the intersection of healthcare systems and urban development. He uses both quantitative and qualitative methods to study multiple research topics, including patient mobility, physician mobility, therapeutic landscape, and the new urban spaces produced by the healthcare industry.

Xiang holds a BSc from Nanjing University, a MSc from Peking University, and a PhD from The University of Hong Kong. He is a licensed urban planner in Mainland and had several years of experience in professional services.

Selected publications:

Yan Xiang, Shan Lu, He Shenjing*, and Zhang Jiekui. (2022). Cross-city patient mobility and healthcare equity and efficiency: Evidence from Hefei, China. Travel Behaviour and Society, 28, 1-12.

Yan Xiang, He Shenjing*, Chris Webster, and Yu Meng. (2022). Divergent distributions of physicians and healthcare beds in China: Changing patterns, driving forces, and policy implications. Applied Geography, 138: 102626.

Zhang Mengzhu and Yan Xiang*. (2022). Does informal homeownership reshape skilled migrants’ settlement intention? Evidence from Beijing and Shenzhen. Habitat International, 119: 102495.

Zhang Mengzhu, Qiao Si, and Yan Xiang*. (2021). Secondary Circuit of Capital and the Making of Suburban Property Boom in Post-Crisis Chinese Cities. Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, 53(6): 1331-55.

Yan Xiang, He Shenjing* (2020). The co-evolution of therapeutic landscape and health tourism in Bama longevity villages, China: An actor-network perspective. Health and Place, 66, 102448.

Wu Yushan#, Yan Xiang#, Zhao Shi, Wang Jingxuan, Ran Jinjun, Dong Dong, Wang Maggie, Fung Hong, Yeoh Eng-kiong, Chung Roger Yat-Nork*. (2020). Association of time to diagnosis with socioeconomic position and geographical accessibility to healthcare among symptomatic COVID-19 patients: a retrospective study in Hong Kong. Health and place, 66, 102465. (Co-first author)

Wu Yushan#, Yan Xiang#, Dong Dong*, Chung Roger Yat-nork, Yeoh Eng-kiong. (2020). Equitable exit strategy is required: lessons learnt from Hong Kong’s current resurgence of local outbreaks among individuals from highly deprived neighborhoods. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 74:1080. (Co-first author)

Yan Xiang, He Shenjing, and Dong Dong*. (2020). Determining How Far an Adult Rare Disease Patient Needs to Travel for a Definitive Diagnosis: A Cross-Sectional Examination of the 2018 National Rare Disease Survey in China. International journal of environmental research and public health, 17(5).

Yan Xiang, Dong Dong, He Shenjing*, and Chris Webster. (2020). Examining Trans-Provincial Diagnosis of Rare Diseases in China: The Importance of Healthcare Resource Distribution and Patient Mobility. Sustainability, 12(13), 5444.