Sarah Foster

A/Prof Foster researches the impact of dwelling and neighbourhood characteristics on health behaviours and outcomes to influence apartment and neighbourhood design policy.

Sarah is an Associate Professor and Australian Research Council Future Fellow with the Centre for Urban Research at RMIT University in Melbourne. She leads a program of applied research designed to influence policy and practice to create healthier built environments. This includes ‘The High Life Study’ which examines the interplay between apartment design policy standards, the design of contemporary apartment buildings, and residents’ health and wellbeing. She is a member of the West Australian State Design Review Panel and Senior Assistant Editor with the journal ‘Environment and Behavior’.

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What next? Expanding our view of city planning and global health, and implementing and monitoring evidence-informed policy

Billie Giles-Corti, Anne Vernez Moudon, Dr Melanie Lowe, Ester Cerin, Geoff Boeing, Howard Frumkin, Deborah Salvo, Sarah Foster, Dr Alexandra Kleeman, Professor Sarah Bekessy, Thiago Hérick de Sá, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, Carl Higgs, et al.

Lancet Global Health Series

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Projected Extreme Heat Stress in Northern Australia and the Implications for Development Policy

Julian Bolleter, Bill Grace, Sarah Foster, Anthony Duckworth , Paula Hooper

Planning Practice & Research

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