Dr Hannah Badland
Associate Professor Badland is a Principal Research Fellow based in the School of Global Urban and Social Studies, RMIT University. Her research examines how the built environment is connected to health, wellbeing, and inequities in both adults and children internationally.
Her work focuses on research programs that have policy makers, planners, and non-government organisations as end-users. It has spanned projects looking into remote sensing technologies, child independent mobility, and travel behaviours in diverse settings.
Her major achievements include working in two NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence spanning health, liveability, and disability, and being an investigator in a 14-country study. She has recently led a program to conceptualise, develop, and test urban liveability measures with health and wellbeing.
Associate Professor Badland earned her PhD in Public Health from Auckland University of Technology (NZ) in 2007 where she investigated associations between the built environment, travel behaviours and health outcomes in adults. She was awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellowship in 2017.
- 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