Cecily Maller

Professor Cecily Maller is a Professor of human geography and Associate Dean, Research and Innovation (ADRI) in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies.

Cecily Maller is a human geographer specialising in more-than-human approaches and relational thinking. From 2018-2023 she was Lead Editor of the journal ‘People and Nature’ and she is the author of ‘Healthy urban environments: More-than-human theories’ (Routledge, 2018).

Based in the Centre for Urban Research for more than 10 years, Cecily previously co-led the Beyond Behaviour Change (2012-2019) and People and Environment (2019-2023) research programs.

Cecily has an interdisciplinary background comprising a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Australian Environmental Studies and a PhD in health and social development. She enjoys working collaboratively across disciplines and pushing boundaries to solve complex social and environmental problems.

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The rise around the globe to bring nature back into cities has clear links to individual and community health and wellbeing, according to RMIT researchers at the Centre for Urban Research.