Hannah Badland

Professor Badland's research examines how the built environment is connected to health, wellbeing, and inequities in both adults and children internationally, with an interest in vulnerable communities.

Her interdisciplinary, mixed-methods research program engages with end-users, typically policymakers and non-government organisations, to influence on-the-ground change. She is currently working on two major research themes. One is optimising the social determinants of health for those with disability. The other focuses on reducing inequities in early childhood development. The emphasis in both these streams is understanding how local built and social environments support or hinder opportunity.