The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre Liveability Project

The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre (TAPPC)

The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre is a $22.6M national initiative established in 2013. It aims to provide health decision-makers with the best evidence to inform their policies and programs, and to provide the evidence and tools for a comprehensive approach to preventing chronic health problems that includes working in the health system as well as in sectors outside of it, such as in schools, food production and retailing, and urban planning. The Centre's Director, Prof Andrew Wilson, heads a team that includes many of Australia's internationally leading researchers in prevention, with 31 investigators from five states and territories and more than 20 universities, and government, non-government and private sector agencies. Funding has been provided by the National Health and Medical Research Council, the Australian National Preventive Health Agency, NSW Ministry of Health, ACT Health, the Hospitals Contribution Fund of Australia and the HCF Research Foundation. The Centre is administered by the Sax Institute and co-hosted by the Sax Institute and the Centre for Excellence in Intervention and Prevention Science. For more information, please go to the following web site:

The Liveability Study

The Liveability Study is housed at the Centre for Research Excellence for Healthy, Liveable Communities at the McCaughey VicHealth Community Wellbeing Unit, the University of Melbourne, and led by Prof Billie Giles-Corti. It is a collaboration between the Centre for the Built Environment and Health at The University of Western Australia, Queensland University of Technology, University of Western Sydney, and the University of Canberra. The team has expertise in public health, geography, urban planning, geomatics, and transport. 

The Liveability Study aims to develop and validate a national set of spatially derived built environment liveability indicators associated with chronic disease risk behaviours and health outcomes. This national set of indicators will enable comparison within and between cities, and monitoring of progress towards policies designed to create healthy and liveable communities.

Project team

Billie Giles-Corti

Hannah Badland

Suzanne Mavoa

Stephanie David

Serryn Eagleson