BE-Well Team

Dr Keri Wong (PI)

Assistant Professor in Psychology

UCL Department of Psychology & Human Development

Keri recognises the shared goals and ideas between researchers working in built environment and psychology and wants to create BE-Well Network to meet other early career researchers.

Keri’s research focuses on understanding the developmental causes of social (mis)trust and antisocial behaviour in children and adults in the community. She received her PhD in Psychology from the University of Cambridge and is the former Betty Behrens Research Fellow at Clare Hall Cambridge.

Currently she leads on several studies looking at the impact of COVID-19 on:

  • Adult’s health & relationships (UCL-Penn Global Covid Study)
  • UK-Japan family’s decision behind vaccinating young children (<18 years) (VaxPac Study)
  • BAME young people’s mental health needs and support (CopeWell Study)
  • Undergraduate’s access to career development and support (CUES Study)
  • Trainee teacher’s mental health needs and support (TeachWell Study)
On the side…

Keri co-directs the UCL Centre for Education in the Criminal Justice (ECJ), co-hosts UCL podcasts Research for the Real World and Academia et al., and was the former IOE Early Career Network (ECN) founder and co-chair. She enjoys oil painting and tennis in her free time.

Dr Lusi Morhayim (Co-I)

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow

UCL Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction

As an architectural and urban researcher, Lusi’s work focuses on the intersection of the built environment and users’ social, behavioural and cultural needs. Her academic publications include research on urban sustainability, specifically the right to “sustainable and livable” cities and spatial justice as well as ethnographic and user-centered design methods in architecture and post-occupancy evaluations in multiple building types. Her most recent work examines cancer infusion centres’ influence on the well-being of patients and staff and the operational efficiency of the clinics. She is the co-editor of “Revisiting Social Factors: Advancing Research into People and Place.” Lusi Morhayim earned her PhD in Architecture from The University of California, Berkeley, USA and has taught architectural and social research and theory courses and design studios at the University of California, Berkeley, Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology, Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and at the Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul. Her research is published in peer-reviewed journals including Environment and Behavior, Journal of Architectural and Planning Research, International Journal of Architectural Research, Journal of Urban Design, Antipode, and Spatial Justice.

Marie Mueller

PhD Candidate

UCL Department of Psychology & Human Development

Marie Mueller is a Ph.D. student on the Ecological Brain DTP at University College London where she is based at the Department of Psychology and Human Development. Marie has a background in psychology (B.Sc.) and cognitive neuroscience (M.Res.). During her studies, she has worked in research labs in Germany, Switzerland, and the UK. Her research interest is in the relationship between place and health. The focus of her Ph.D. is on the association of greenspace with the mental health and well-being of children and adolescents. In addition to working on her Ph.D., Marie is a health and well-being researcher at The Centric Lab, creating strategies to improve public health and health equity (with a focus on urban planning and design).