Lecturer | Geospatial Science
School of Science | College of Science, Engineering and Health
Dr Qian (Chayn) Sun is a Lecturer at Geospatial Science, RMIT University, Australia. Chayn received her PhD in Spatial Sciences from Curtin University in 2017. She is also a Spatial Scientist with over 10 years of experience in applying GIS technologies in multi-disciplinary projects and research. With a background in Geography (BSc) and GIS (MSc), Chayn worked in government and engineering consultancies in New Zealand and Australia. Chayn’s professional science skills like in engaging a range of spatial technologies, mixing quantitative and qualitative methods. Her ongoing research centres in the interdisciplinary fields of geography, psychology, transport and GIS, with topics related to human-environment interactions, human mobility and urban planning. Her research expertise lies in Spatial and Statistical Analysis and Modeling, Geographic visualization, Remote sensing, Applied GPS tracking and eye tracking, etc. Chayn has been publishing, as the leading author, in scientific journal of spatial sciences, transport psychology, travel behavior, etc. At RMIT, Chayn’s primary role is teaching science skills and working in the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) area. Her current research activities at RMIT are to look at the impact of urban vegetation on urban heat islands (UHI) effect, and active traveling with temperature and tree shadeways information services, etc.