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Founding Co-Directors

Associate Professor Xiaoqi Feng
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Head of Postgraduate Studies, School of Health and Society
NHMRC Career Development Fellow (2018-2022)

Associate Professor Thomas Astell-Burt
Associate Professor of Public and Population Health
Head of Research, School of Health and Society
NHMRC Boosting Dementia Research Leadership Fellow (2017-2021)

Staff

Tamara Raso
Project Officer
Greener Cities Healthier Lives

Dr Walt Davis
Senior Research Fellow

Dr Michael Alexander Navakatikyan
Research Fellow: Statistician
Greener Cities Healthier Lives

Mr Philip Kosiak
Research Assistant in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Research Students

Tashi Dendup
Thesis: Built environment and prevention of type 2 diabetes

Jiangmei Liu
PhD Candidate

Shumirai Mushangwe
PhD Candidate

Faysal Shuvo
Thesis: Green space provision, quality and use in diverse international settings

Selin Akaraci
Thesis: The role of urban green space in shaping maternal and perinatal health outcomes

Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz
PhD Candidate

Honours Students and Interns

Amiee Marchesi
Honours Student 2018
Intern 2016-2017

Krystian Stergiou
Honours Student 2018
Intern 2016-2017

Eliza Vinczefi
Intern 2019

Elyse Kambisios
Honours Student 2018
Intern 2016-2017

Emma Frost
Intern 2017-2018

PowerLab Honorary Professors and Visiting Academics

Professor Terry Hartig
University of Uppsala
Visited PowerLab in 2017 and 2018, funded by a UOW Vice-Chancellors Visiting International Scholar Award

Professor Bin Jalaludin
Manager, Population Health Intelligence, South Western Sydney Local Health District
Visited PowerLab in 2017 as a PowerLab Honorary Professor

Professor Susan Thompson
UNSW City Futures Research Centre
Visited PowerLab in 2017 to continue a long-term collaboration with Associate Professor Thomas Astell-Burt and Associate Professor Xiaoqi Feng

Associate Professor David Reif
Centre for Human Health and Environment, North Carolina State University
Visited PowerLab in 2017 to continue a University Global Partnership Network (UGPN) funded research collaboration

Dr Iana Markevych
Helmholtz Zentrum München (HZM) and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)
Visited PowerLab in 2017 to continue a research collaboration

Mr Mao Fan
National Center for Chronic Non-Communicable Disease Prevention and Control, China CDC
Visited PowerLab in 2017 and 2018 as a visiting research fellow

Paula Hooper
Healthway Research Fellow Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC) within the School of Design at the University of Western Australia.
Visited PowerLab in 2018 to give a PowerTalk on urban planning guidelines and health in Western Australia.

Sarah Foster
VC Research Fellow at The Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University.
Visited PowerLab in 2018 to give a PowerTalk on high rise apartment living and health.

Angie Wade
Professor of Medical Statistics at University College London (UCL), UK, within the Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health.
Visited PowerLab in 2018 to give a PowerTools statistics workshop and a PowerTalk in statistics in health sciences.

Amanda Sacker
Former Director of the ESRC International Centre for Life course Studies in Society and Health until her semi-retirement in 2018.
Visited PowerLab in 2018 to further research collaborations and to give a PowerTools workshop on statistical methods in lifecourse epidemiology.

Iana Markevych
Institute of Epidemiology, Helmholtz Zentrum München.
Visited PowerLab in 2018 to continue international research collaborations.

 

 

 

Professor Maigeng Zhou
Deputy Director of the National Center for Chronic Non-Communicable Disease Prevention and Control, China CDC
Visited PowerLab in 2017 as a PowerLab Honorary Professor

Distinguished Professor Billie Giles-Corti
ECP Director and NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, RMIT
Visited PowerLab in 2017 to continue a long-term collaboration with Associate Professor Thomas Astell-Burt and Associate Professor Xiaoqi Feng

Associate Professor Jane Hoppin
Deputy Director, Centre for Human Health and Environment, North Carolina State University
Visited PowerLab in 2017 to continue a University Global Partnership Network (UGPN) funded research collaboration

Dr Danelle Lobdell
United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)
Visited PowerLab in 2017 to continue a University Global Partnership Network (UGPN) funded research collaboration

Ms Yunning Liu
National Center for Chronic Non-Communicable Disease Prevention and Control, China CDC
Visited PowerLab in 2017 and 2018 as a visiting research fellow

Gavin Turrell
Principal Research Fellow (Professor) with Emeritus appointments at Queensland University of Technology, the University of Melbourne, and RMIT University.
Visited PowerLab in 2018 to give a PowerTalk on neighbourhood and health and a PowerUP seminar on NHMRC grant writing.

Sjerp de Vries
Senior scientific researcher at Wageningen Environmental Research, Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands.
Visited PowerLab in 2018 to give a PowerTalk on greenspace and health research using smartphones.

Iain Butterworth
Head of Professional Services, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute.
Visited PowerLab in 2018 to give a PowerTalk on urban planning policy and advocacy.

Anne McMunn
Professor of Social Epidemiology and is currently Head of the Research Department of Epidemiology & Public Health at UCL as well as Deputy Director of the ESRC International Centre for Life Course Studies in Society & Health.
Visited PowerLab in 2018 to further research collaborations and give a PowerTalk on social and lifecourse epidemiology.

Joachim Heinrich
Unit Head of Population Studies at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany, and retired director of the Institute of Epidemiology I at Helmholtz Zentrum.
Visited PowerLab in 2018 to continue international research collaborations and give a PowerTalk on air pollution and type 2 diabetes.

Marie Standl
Institute of Epidemiology, Helmholtz Zentrum München.
Visited PowerLab in 2018 to continue international research collaborations.

 

 

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