Billie Giles-Corti, Director, The McCaughey VicHealth Community Wellbeing Unit, University of Melbourne, Australia
Professor Billie Giles-Corti is a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Senior Principal Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. She directs the McCaughey VicHealth Community Wellbeing Unit in the Centre for Health Equity. For over two decades, she and a multi-disciplinary research team have been studying the impact of the built environment on health and wellbeing; and she currently leads an NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Healthy Liveable Communities established in 2014. She has published over 300 articles, book chapters and reports, and by citations, is ranked in the top 1% of researchers in her field globally. She is an Honorary Fellow of both the Planning Institute of Australia and the Public Health Association, a Fulbright Scholar and an NHMRC Elizabeth Blackburn Fellow as the top ranked female in public health in 2015. In 2017, she will take up a position at the Royal Melbourne Institute for Technology (RMIT) as its Urban Futures Enabling Capability Platform Director, where her role will be to bring together multi-disciplinary research teams to help solve complex urban problem.
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