Lean on Me
Exploring the relationships and social support networks formed within playgroups for parents and carers.
Public Open Space
Assessing the quality of public open spaces such as parks and ovals, with particular emphasis on the physical attributes that may either encourage or discourage their use for physical activity.
Exploring the potential of community centres for community-based health promotion activities and for reducing determined barriers to health in a disadvantaged community.
Treat or Trap
Exploring facilitators and barriers influencing the provision and consumption of healthy foods and drinks within the primary school environment.
Transport Environements and Kids Study TREK
Examining the independent effect of the urban design of local neighbourhoods on Year 5 to 7 primary school children using active modes to travel to school and other local destinations, after adjusting for individual and social environmental factors.
Exploring how the design of communities affects people's leisure time activities, transport patterns, health and sense of community.
Loneliness is universal and is experienced to differing extents by everyone at some stage in their life. During adolescence loneliness is, to some extent, expected because at this time changes occur in social expectations, roles, and relationships.
Little is known about the variability of relationships for different population sub-groups and how different aspects of the environment might influence different groups differently across the life course. This project investigates the relationships between the built environment, health behaviour and health outcomes across the life course, while taking a critical look at the methods and tools currently used.
The RESIDE project commenced in 2003 as a longitudinal natural experiment of the impact of urban design on health. This project, RESIDE II, builds upon the original RESIDE project. This second phase aims to examine the longer-term health impacts of urban design on health status and to translate the research findings into policy and practice.