Billie Giles-Corti

Emerita Professor Billie Giles-Corti has published over 400 articles, book chapters and reports, and by citations, has been ranked in the top 1% of researchers in her field globally

Billie Giles-Corti is an RMIT Emerita Professor. From 2017-20 she was RMIT’s Urban Futures Enabling Capability Platform Director, and from 2017-22 she led the Centre for Urban Research’s Healthy Liveable Cities Lab.For over two decades, Billie and multi-disciplinary research teams have been studying the impact of the built environment on health and wellbeing. From 2014-20, she led an NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Healthy Liveable Communities, working closely with local and national policy-makers and practitioners in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and nationally. From 2014-23, she was a Chief Investigator of the Australian Prevention Partnership Centre and led its National Liveability Study which initiated the Australian Urban Observatory.She has published over 400 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 and a Fulbright Scholar.

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RMIT urban academic wins 2020 Sir James Barrett Memorial Medal

19 November 2020

Distinguished Professor Billie Giles-Corti has been awarded the 2020 Sir James Barrett Memorial Medal for her outstanding contributions to developing healthy, sustainable and liveable communities.

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Climate change presents critical challenges for future development, sustainability and resilience across Melbourne. Here, our experts offer insights on how we can better prepare our outer suburbs.

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As families embrace the joys of walking and cycling in their neighbourhoods, how can we use the shake-up from coronavirus as an opportunity to keep this going for our own and our children’s health?

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Australian and UK urban experts partner to build better cities

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A new project brings together Australian and UK urban experts to virtually model and test the benefits of transport planning in creating healthier and sustainable cities across both countries.

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The Built Environment and Population Physical Activity: Methods for Mapping the Relevant Laws

Tracy Nau, William Bellew, Billie Giles-Corti, Adrian Bauman, Ben J Smith

Journal of Physical Activity and Health

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Mapping and analysis of laws influencing built environments for walking and cycling in Australia

Tracy Nau, Sean Perry, Billie Giles-Corti, William Bellew, Adrian Bauman, Ben J. Smith

BMC Public Health

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Integrating spatially detailed micro-environmental attributes to a routable transport network for active travel modeling: A pilot study in Greater Manchester

S. M. Labib, Irena Itova, Corin Staves, Belen Zapata-Diomedi, Dr Alan Both, Lucy Gunn, Haneen Khreis, Ali Abbas, Aruna Sivakumar, Jenna Panter, Billie Giles-Corti, James Woodcock

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A call to action: More collaborative implementation research is needed to prevent chronic disease

Luke Wolfenden, Penelope Hawe, Lucie Rychetnik, Rachel Sutherland, Courtney Barnes, Serene Yoong, Billie Giles-Corti, Jo Mitchell, Adrian Bauman, Andrew J. Milat, Li Kheng Chai, Sara Mayfield, Nadia Mastersson, Louise Freebairn, Gary Sacks, Andrew Wilson, Annemarie Wright, John Wiggers

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health

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Calculation of policy-relevant spatial indicators of urban liveability: experiences of scaling a research programme from local to global

Carl Higgs, Dr Amanda Alderton, , Deepti Adlakha, , Geoff Boeing, Dr Alan Both, Ester Cerin, Manoj Chandrabose, Chris De Gruyter, Lucy Gunn, Alysha De Livera, Erica Hinckson, Shiqin Liu, Suzanne Mavoa, James Sallis, Koen Simons, Billie Giles-Corti

Analysis & Policy Observatory

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