Professor Billie Giles-Corti
Professor Billie Giles-Corti joined the McCaughey VicHealth Community Wellbeing Unit (formerly the McCaughey VicHealth Centre) as the Director in July 2011.
Professor Giles-Corti is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Senior Principal Research Fellow, an Honorary Fellow of both the Planning Institute of Australia and the Public Health Association, and a Fulbright Scholar.
For two decades, she and a multi-disciplinary research team have been studying the impact of the built environment on health and wellbeing. She leads an NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Healthy Liveable Communities established in 2014, has published over 300 articles, book chapters and reports, and by citations has been ranked in the top 1% of researchers in her field globally for the past two years.
In 2016 Professor Giles-Corti was awarded an NHMRC Elizabeth Blackburn Fellowship Public Health Award for being the top ranked female Fellow in public health research.
Current Research Projects
- The development and validation of national liveability indicators associated with chronic disease risk factors and health outcomes
- Improving the economic analysis of prevention
- NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Healthy, Liveable Communities
- Community Indicators Victoria
- The ENABLE London Study
- The REVAMP Study
- How Areas in Brisbane Influence healTh And acTivity (HABITAT)
- RESIDential Environment Study (RESIDE)