Top NHMRC Researchers Recognised - Congratulations Billie!

Congratulations to Prof Billie Giles-Corti, Director of the McCaughey VicHealth Community Wellbeing Unit, who was awarded a NHMRC Elizabeth Blackburn Fellowship Public Health Award.

Congratulations to Prof Billie Giles-Corti, Director of the McCaughey VicHealth Community Wellbeing Unit, who was awarded a NHMRC Elizabeth Blackburn Fellowship Public Health Award.  The three Elizabeth Blackburn Fellowships for the top ranked female fellows in biomedical, clinical and public health research were all awarded to University of Melbourne affiliated researchers. The winners were assessed by their peers as meeting the highest national and international standards for their research. They represent the top applicants from over 6,000 funding applications NHMRC received in 2015.  Billie is undertaking urban and transport planning research that will inform how to create healthier, more liveable cities. Working in partnership with policy-makers and practitioners, she and the team are aiming to identify cost-effective urban planning interventions that encourage active living and reduce the risk of major chronic disease.