Policy, Research & International
David Wallace Address 2017
AAG 2017 David Wallace Address: Creating healthy liveable communities to improve health and wellbeing and health equity: What is the evidence telling us?
Professor Billie Giles-Corti, RMIT
Professor Billie Giles-Corti is the Director of the Urban Futures Enabling Capability Platform at RMIT University, and an Honorary Professorial Fellow of the University of Melbourne. For two decades she and a multi-disciplinary team of researchers and post-graduate research students have been studying the impact of the built environment on social and health and wellbeing outcomes. A leading public health researcher in Australia who is recognised internationally for her research, Professor Giles-Corti has published over 300 articles and reports and for the last three years has been named as a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher (ranking her in the top 1% in the social sciences field). She is an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, an Honorary Fellow of both the Planning Institute of Australia and the Public Health Association, and in 2008 was a Fulbright Senior Scholar. She works on research projects across Australia as well as in Canada and the UK, including an evaluation of the impact of relocating low-income families into social and affordable housing in the athletes’ village as part of the London Olympic Legacy.
(Biography information as it appeared on the 2017 AAG Conference website)