Publications

Book

Khan, M, Bell, S and Wood, J (2020, expected), Place, Pedagogy and Play: Participation, Design and Research with Children, London: Taylor & Francis

Book Chapter

Khan, M, Bell, S and McGeown, S (2020, expected), Schoolyard interventions for pedagogy and play: How can we evaluate the design? Khan et al (Ed), Place, Pedagogy and Play: Participation, Design and Research with Children, London: Taylor & Francis

Khan (2018), Children’s Engagement in Design: Reflections from Research and Practice, Karim, F (Ed), Routledge Companion to Architecture & Social Engagement, pp. 186-200, NY: Taylor & Francis

Journal Articles

Khan, M. and Bell, R. (2019) Effects of a School Based Intervention on Children’s Physical Activity and Healthy Eating: A Mixed-Methods Study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health16, 4320. Doi: 10.3390/ijerph16224320

Khan, M, McGeown, S and Bell, S (2019). Can an outdoor learning environment improve children’s academic attainment? A quasi-experimental mixed methods study in Bangladesh. Environment and Behavior. Doi: 10.1177/0013916519860868

Khan, M, McGeown, S and Islam, Z (2019). “There is no better way to study science than to collect and analyse data in your own yard”: Using an outdoor classroom to promote science learning among primary school children in Bangladesh, Children’s Geographies. 17(2). (pp. 217-230). Doi:10.1080/14733285.2018.1490007

Khan, M., and McGeown, S. (2019), P18 Designing for well-being: the influence of a schoolyard intervention on subjective well-being. BMJ Open 2019;9: Doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-QHRN.53

Khan, M., Bell, S., McGeown, S., & Silveirinha de Oliveira, E. (2019). Designing an outdoor learning environment for and with a primary school community: A case study in Bangladesh. Landscape Research. (pp.1-16)

Khan, M, McGeown, S and Islam, Z (2019). “There is no better way to study science than to collect and analyse data in your own yard”: Using an outdoor classroom to promote science learning among primary school children in Bangladesh, Children’s Geographies,17(2).  (pp. 217-230). Doi:10.1080/14733285.2018.1490007

Khan, M. (2014). Study of open spaces in the context of Dhaka city for sustainable use: A syntactic approach. International Journal of Engineering and Technology, 6(3), (pp. 238-243).

Khan, M, McGeown, S and Bell, S (under review). A participatory multiphase mixed methods research study to design and evaluate school ground architecture for pedagogy and play

Staatsen, B.A.M.; van der Vliet, N.; Kruize, H.; Bell, R.; Morris, G.; Taylor, T.; Maca, V.; Romeo-Velilla, M.; Khan, M.; Spelt, H. (under review). Make way for active transport: Opportunities to change travel behaviour.

Kruize, H; van der Vliet, N; Staatsen BAM, Bell, R.; Chiabai, A.,  Muiños, G; Higgins,  S; Quiroga, S.; Martinez Juarez; P, Yngwe, M., Tsichlas, F; Karnaki, P.;Lima, L., García de Jalón, S., Khan, M. and Morris, G. (under review). Urban Green Space, Health Behaviour and Triple Win.

Khan, M and Bell, R (under review). Impacts of school gardening on children’s science knowledge and attitudes to fruit and vegetable intake in a London primary school.

Khan, M. Towards improving the response to Rohingya children’s education and well-being in refugee camps in Bangladesh. An article for Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies.

Khan, M, Bell, R and FOHM. A mixed methods evaluation of a community-based participatory open space intervention in a Swedish neighbourhood to promote active living among migrant communities, an article for BMC Public Health

Craveiro, D., Marques, S., Marreiros, A., Bell, R., Khan, M., Lima, L., Godinho, C. Evaluating PROVE: A behaviour change basket. An article targeted for International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Lillefjell, M., Anthun, K. S., Maass, R. E. K., Hope, S., Espnes, G. A., Khan, M. and Bell, R. Malvik Path: Evaluation of an urban regeneration intervention for health and health equity. An article targeted for International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Khan, M, Bell, R and FOHM (in preparation) Study design of a community-based participatory open space intervention in a Swedish neighbourhood to promote active living among migrant communities, an article for BMC Public Health

Khan, M., Bell, S. and McGeown, S. (in preparation) School ground’s affordances for pedagogy and play: A case study from Bangladesh, an article for Landscape and Urban Planning

Khan, M., Bell, S., McGeown, S. and Bell, S (in preparation) Cognitive affordances: An approach to understanding the relationship between school ground settings and pedagogy, an article for Journal of Outdoor Learning and Adventure Education

Book review

Khan, M. (2018). How to grow a playspace: development and design. Landscape Research. 43(1). (pp. 180-181)

Peer reviewed articles

Khan, M., Bell, S., Oliveira, E. de S., & McGeown, S. (2016). Can Outdoor Environments Improve Children’s Motivation to Learn? In EDRA 47 Raleigh (pp. 71–80). Environment Design Research Association.

Khan, M., & Bell, S. (2015). Improving Children’s Outdoor Learning by Design- A Case Study from Bangladesh. In ECLAS Conference 2015, Landscape in Flux (pp. 503–509).

Khan, M., Bell, S., Oliveira, E. de S., & McGeown, S. (2015). Outdoor Environments for Primary School Teaching and Learning – An Exploratory Study. In ECLAS Conference, Tartu (pp. 215–218).

Khan, M., & Bell, S. (2014). Children’s Development and the Role of the Outdoor Environment. In ECLAS Conference, Porto (pp. 88–91).

Khan, M., & Islam, Z. (2014). Outdoor as Learning Environment for Children at a Primary School of Bangladesh. In 45th Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association (pp. 112–119). Environmental Design Research Association.

Khan, M. (2012). Design by Research: Using Lighting Simulation Software in a small study on Luminous Environment of a Primary School. In International Seminar on Architecture: Education, Practice and Research (pp. 413–422). Department of Architecture, BUET.

Khan, M., & Rahman, T. (2011). Sustainable Conservation Strategies for Farash Ganj at Old Dhaka in Bangladesh. In International conference – Conservation of Architecture, Urban Areas, Nature & Landscape: Towards a Sustainable Survival of Cultural Landscape (pp. 339–353). CSAAR.

Khan, M. (2011a). An Observation of the Acoustical Environments of Auditoriums in Dhaka. In Conference on Engineering Research, Innovation and Education 2011, Dhaka (pp. 74–79).

Khan, M. (2011b). Learning from Vernacular Settlement Form for Sustainable Urban Development in Bangladesh. In International Conference on Contemporary Architecture- Beyond Corbusierism (pp. 195–205). McMillian Publishers India Ltd.

Khan, M. (2011c). Vertical Landscaping: The Bio-Climatic approach for Environmentally Conscious Architecture of High-rise Buildings. In World Conference on Science, Engineering and Technology (pp. 1348–1358). World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology.

CONFERENCES, COURSES AND PRESENTATIONS

Invited talks

2019               Towards the Child Friendly City: children’s rights in the built environment, three day international conference to be held in Bristol organized by the European Network of Child Friendly Cities, Keynote Speaker , Provisional title – A perspective from research with refugee children on children’s rights and the sustainable development goals

2018               INHERIT Your Future Forum 2018 in Vienna, Australia, Title – Gardening with Green Gym and Meat free Monday

2018               UCL Space Syntax Laboratory Research Seminar Series, Title – Place, pedagogy, play and participation: Can outdoor environments improved children’s learning, health and wellbeing.

2018               Department of Learning and Leadership at UCL Institute of Education, Title – Place, Pedagogy, Play and Public Health

2018              Landscape research methods in BSc Landscape Architecture course in Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, invited lecture

2017               International School Ground Alliance conference ‘Schoolyard diversity’ in Berlin, Germany, Keynote Speaker, Title – Diverse schoolyards: A place for pedagogy and play: Perspectives from Bangladesh

2017               TEDxPortobello, Title- How to get kids to love learning

2016               MSc Landscape and Well-being theoretical foundations course in Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, invited lecture

2016               ESALA Away Day at Royal Botanical Garden, Edinburgh, Title- Outdoor environments for primary school teaching and learning: Promoting agency through participation, exploration and interaction

2011               Seminar ‘ Infrastructure for Disability and the Bangladesh National Building Code’, (Keynote with Professor Zebun Nasreen Ahmed)

2011               Seminar ‘Accessible Infrastructure for Persons with Disabilities: Issues and Options’, BUET, Dhaka  (Keynote with Professor S M Najmul Imam)

2009               Seminar ‘Creating learning space for children within and around the school building’ organized by Teacher Development Institute (TDI) at IER, Dhaka University, Dhaka, Keynote

Organiser

2017               Two-day international conference on Researching with and for children: place, pedagogy and play held on 8-9 May 2017, Edinburgh, Initiator, Co-organiser and Contributor

2016               Innovative Learning Week Event titled Play+Design=Learn, Initiator, Co-organiser and Contributor

2015               Workshop on ‘The Role of Environment on Children’s Education’ for educationalists, teachers and education officers in Bangladesh, Initiator, Co-organiser and Contributor

2012               International Seminar on Architecture: Education, Practice and Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Organiser – Member Secretary, Registration Committee

2009               Workshop on Integrating the Urban Water Bodies in Dhaka’s Fabric: An Imperative Issue of Sustainable City, Organiser- Member Secretary and Session Co-ordinator

Courses

2015               Policy Stories, two-day residential course on how to influence policy for postgraduate students and early career researchers at Holyrood by Scottish Graduate School of Arts and Humanities, Participant

2013               Urban Rainwater Harvesting System, three-day course organised by Water-aid, Bangladesh and facilitated by Centre for Science and Environment-CSE, India, Participant with full fellowship

2012               LEED Green Associate Certification, daylong short course organised by Green Architecture Cell, BUET, Participant with full fellowship

2011               Training and capacity building for long-term management and best practice conservation for the preservation of cultural heritage sites and World Heritage properties and in Bangladesh organised by UNESCO, Bangladesh, Participant with full fellowship

2011               Noise Control and Fire Fighting, two-day short course on organised by Department of Mechanical Engineering, BUET at BUET, Dhaka, Participant

Conference presentations

2017               Yorkshire Medical Sociology Group event: Healthy spaces: space, place and design for well-being, University of York, Presentation title – Designing for well-being: the influence of a schoolyard intervention on children’s perceived motivation, exploration, peer-relation and bodily activity

2017               International Conference on ‘Researching with and for children: Place, Pedagogy and Play’, University of Edinburgh, Presentation title – Place, Pedagogy and Play: Exploring the impact of a renovated schoolyard on children’s learning and play behaviour

2016               International Association for People-Environment Studies, Sweden, Paper title- Redesigning a school ground: Impact on children’s cognitive and social behaviour

2016               47th Annual Conference of Environmental Design Research Association, Raleigh, USA,  Paper title- Can Outdoor Environments Improve Children’s Motivation to Learn? 

2016               Outdoor and Environmnetal Education Seminar at Scottish Outdoor Education Centre at Broomly, Scottish Borders,  Paper title – Can outdoor environment improve children’s academic attainment? 

2015               The European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS) conference, Tartu, Estonia, Full Paper title- Improving Children’s Outdoor Learning by Design- A Case Study from Bangladesh and Pechakucha paper title– Outdoor Environments for Primary School Teaching and Learning – An Exploratory Study, Presenter

2015               International Outdoor Learning Conference, London, UK, Paper title- Examining the links between primary school landscape and children’s motivation to learn

2015               Asian Conference of Inclusive Education, Dhaka, BangladeshPaper title- Rethinking Learning Spaces for Child-Development: Government Primary Schools in Bangladesh

2014               The European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS) conference, Porto, Portugal, Paper title- Children’s development and the role of the Outdoor Environment

2014               45th Annual Conference of Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA), New Orleans, Louisiana, Paper title- Outdoor as Learning Environment for Children at a Primary School of Bangladesh (which received the best student and overall best paper award) 

2012               International Seminar on Architecture: Education, Practice and Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Paper title– Design by Research: Using Lighting Simulation Software in a small study on Luminous Environment of a Primary School

2011               International Conference on Contemporary Architecture-Beyond Corbusierism, Chandigarh, India, Paper title- Learning from Vernacular Settlement Form for sustainable urban development in Bangladesh                                                             

2011               International Conference on Sustainable Design and Construction Engineering, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Paper title –Vertical Landscaping: The Bio-Climatic approach for Environmentally Conscious Architecture of High-rise Buildings

2011               International Conference on Engineering Research, Innovation and Education, Paper title-  An Observation of the Acoustical Environments of Auditoriums in Dhaka