Professor Billie Giles-Corti
Professor Giles-Corti is the Urban Futures Enabling Capability Platform Director at RMIT University, and an Honorary Professorial Fellow of the University of Melbourne.
For two decades, she and a multidisciplinary team of researchers and postgraduate research students have been studying the impact of the built environment on social and health and wellbeing outcomes. A leading public health researcher in Australia who is recognised internationally for her research, Professor Giles-Corti has published over 300 articles and reports and for the last three years has been named as a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher (ranking her in the top 1% in the social sciences field).
She is an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, an Honorary Fellow of both the Planning Institute of Australia and the Public Health Association, and in 2008 was a Fulbright Senior Scholar. She works on research projects across Australia as well as in Canada and the UK, including an evaluation of the impact of relocating low-income families into social and affordable housing in the athletes’ village as part of the London Olympic Legacy.
- Measuring and mapping urban liveability across Australia – developing tools for use by policy makers, practitioners and researchers to identify inequities and plan better cities
- Developing and validating national liveability indicators associated with chronic disease risk factors and health outcomes
- Development of a cost-benefit analysis framework integrating inter-sectoral benefits of prevention
- Improving the economic analysis of prevention