Dr Chiko Ncube

PhD Inclusive Design and Planning

Research Fellow & Lecturer in Inclusive Design, Health and the Built Environment

School of the Built Environment

Chiko Ncube

Teaching and supervision

Modules taught

I am currently teaching Undergraduate courses in the Faculty of Technology, Design and the Environment. I teach on subjects including: Inclusive Design and Urban Planning, Housing Matters, Spatial Planning and Housing and Healthy Ageing.


Research group membership

Research projects

  • Co-Principal Investigator for Project ISCA Infrastructures of care for and by older people in Sub-Saharan Africa (2022-2023). This project is funded by the Oxford Brookes Research Excellence Award (£7,629) and Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA) Seedcorn Award (£5,980). Research team includes: Dr Deljana Iossifova (Co-Principal Investigator, University of Manchester), Tanja Bastia (Co-Investigator, University of Manchester) and Nan Zhang (Co-Investigator, University of Manchester).
  • Project Manager and Post-Doctoral Researcher, Healthy and Inclusive Cities: Slum upgrading housing programme in Kibera, Kenya - Salford University, Manchester, UK. PI Research Impact Fund University of Salford, (£6,000). July 2020 – July 2021.
  • Post-Doctoral Researcher, A new portal for City Information Modelling and sustainable urban regeneration (funded by Royal Academy of Engineering) - Salford University, Manchester, UK. (£79,990) December 2019 – December 2021.
  • Post-Doctoral Researcher, Interplay between density, design, and wellbeing towards developing resilient cities, funded by Royal Academy of Engineering, Frontiers of Engineering for Development – Applied Science University, Cardiff University and Cape Town University (21-22).
  • Using inclusive design to develop digital health and community tools for refugees in refugee camps – Applied Science University, Jordan; Salford University, Manchester, UK. December 2019 – June 2020.
  • Post-Doctoral Researcher, Enhancing cultural resilience in India by applying inclusive digital technologies to the Indian tangible and intangible heritage (funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK and Indian Heritage Research Council), Salford University, Manchester, UK. (£183,267) May 2018 – December 2020.
  • Post-Doctoral Researcher, Inclusive IT conservation of traditional architecture and heritage (2019-2021) (funded by Royal Academy of Engineering, Newton Fund, Industry Academia Partnership Programme - 18/19, (£63,051).



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