Alexandra Kleeman completed a Master of Public Health with the University of Melbourne in 2016.
Throughout her studies and research assistance work for the McCaughey VicHealth Community Wellbeing Unit, she developed an interest in the relationship between the built environment and health; with a specific focus on the design and provision of high-density housing and the impact this form of housing has on residents’ health and social outcomes.
Alexandra Kleeman joined the Healthy Liveable Cities group as a postgraduate researcher in 2017, where she was awarded an RMIT Research Scholarship and an Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) Postgraduate Scholarship Top-up.
Her PhD is affiliated with The HIGH LIFE Study – a project led by Dr Sarah Foster which examines the interplay between apartment design policy, the design of apartment buildings, and residents’ health and wellbeing outcomes in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.
Within her PhD, she is focusing on the relationship between recreational communal areas in apartment buildings and residents’ neighbouring practices/feelings of isolation. She is supervised by Dr Sarah Foster, Dr Lucy Gunn & Professor Billie Giles-Corti.