Research Associate, UCL Institute of Health Equity, University College London (UCL)
Dr Matluba Khan is research associate at the University College London. Dr Khan held a position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture in Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, before embarking on her PhD in the UK. She completed her B.Arch and M.Arch degrees from the same institute respectively in 2009 and 2012 and was awarded with Shamsunnahar Khan Memorial Gold Medal and Anisur Rahman Gold Medal. Dr Khan is interested in intervention research and exploration of the relationship between design of the environment and people’s behaviour. Dr Khan’s research experience includes studies on open space design in primary schools and urban residential areas in the context of Bangladesh, England and Scotland. Matluba’s PhD thesis investigated the impact of school ground design on children’s learning, development and well-being and their motivation to come to school. She co-designed and developed schoolyards in Bangladesh with children, teachers and the community as part of her research, the co-designed schoolyard has won the Honor Award by American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) in 2017 and Great Places Award in Place Design category by the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) in 2016. She also ran workshops with teachers and trainee teachers on the role of school environment for learning and engaged children in several workshops for co-creation of outdoor environments.