Distinguished Professor Billie Giles-Corti

Distinguished Professor of the Built Environment, Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow

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Distinguished Professor Billie Giles-Corti is a Vice-Chancellor’s Professorial Fellow at RMIT University and former Director of the Healthy Liveable Cities Lab at RMIT’s Centre for Urban Research. Professor Giles-Corti was a member of the Prevention Centre’s Leadership Executive (2013-2023) and Lead Investigator across a range of projects since the Centre was established in 2013.

For more than two decades, Billie and a multidisciplinary team of researchers and postgraduate research students have studied 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 has been ranked in the top 1% of researchers in her field globally.

From 2003-2020, Billie was an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow. She is an Honorary Fellow of both the Planning Institute of Australia and the Public Health Association, and in 2008 was a Fulbright Senior Scholar.

Billie has worked 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 2012 London Olympic Legacy.

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