Ms Clover Maitland

Clover Maitland’s research focuses on the impact of apartment building design on the health and wellbeing of people living in higher density housing.

Clover joined RMIT in 2018 to coordinate The High Life Study investigating apartment design policy, design outcomes, and residents’ health and wellbeing outcomes across Australian cities (Perth, Melbourne and Sydney).

Most recently she was as a Research  Fellow  with  the  Health  Promotion  Evaluation  Unit  within  the  School  of  Human  Sciences  at  The  University  of  Western  Australia.  Before  commencing  at  UWA in 2012,  Clover  worked as a  senior  manager with  the  Heart  Foundation  in  Western  Australia,  overseeing the Foundation’s  social  marketing  campaigns  and  health  promotion  programs  to  address  physical  inactivity  and  unhealthy  weight.

A  keen  interest  in physical activity promotion at a population level, and the role  of  research  and  evaluation  to  inform  policy  and  practice,  led  her  to  a  PhD  investigating  home  environmental  influences  on  children’s  physical activity.  During her 6 years at UWA,  Clover held several  research  and  teaching  roles  in  her  interest  areas  of  physical  activity,  health  promotion  and  built environmental influences on health.

Clover is also the recipient of a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for services to sport.  She is based in the School of Global Urban and Social Studies.

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