ABOUT US

Work or study with us and be part of a diverse team who co-produce, collaborate and communicate evidence for positive health change.


STAFF

Associate Professor Xiaoqi Feng

PowerLab Founding Co-Director
Associate Professor of Urban Health and Environment

NHMRC Career Development Fellow

Member of the UNSW Academic Board

UNSW Cultural Diversity Champion


School of Population Health

Faculty of Medicine and Health

University of New South Wales

Email: xiaoqi.feng@unsw.edu.au

Twitter: @UrbanFeng

Professor Thomas Astell-Burt

PowerLab Founding Co-Director
Professor of Population Health and Environmental Data Science

NHMRC Boosting Dementia Research Leadership Fellow

Member of the UOW Academic Senate


School of Health and Society

Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

University of Wollongong

Email: thomasab@uow.edu.au

Twitter: @ProfAstellBurt

Dr Michael Alexander Navakatikyan

Research Fellow: Statistician, UOW

Tamara Raso

Project Officer
UOW and UNSW

Philip Kosiak

Research Assistant in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), UOW

Dr Tanya Pritchard

Research Assistant UOW

STUDENTS

Jiangmei Liu
PhD Candidate
Thesis title: Spatiotemporal Trends, Multilevel Correlates and Impacts of Public Policy and other factors on Trajectories and Inequalities in Road Traffic Mortality in China

Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz
PhD Candidate
Thesis title: Eliminating The 'Staircase' Effect: Enhancing Integrated Care of Type 2 Diabetes in Western Sydney Through Improving Patient Retention and Preventing Inequities in Patient Drop-Out of Clinical Care Pathways

Shumirai Mushangwe

PhD Candidate
Thesis title: Understanding the Relationships between Urban Greenspace, Ethnicity and Mental Health


Eme John
PhD Candidate
Thesis title: Green space and healthy aging

Alumni and Collaborators

Dr Ramya Walsan

Postdoctoral Research Assistant, UOW and UNSW

Phi Yen Nguyen

Research Assistant, UNSW

Hania Rahimi Ardabili

Postdoctoral Research Associate, UNSW

Dr Selin Akaraci

PhD Candidate 2018-2021

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

Dr Edi Putra

PhD Candidate 2019-2021

Thesis title: Understanding the association between neighbourhood green space quality and child prosocial behaviour

Dr Tashi Dendup
PhD candidate 2017-2020
Thesis title: Built environment and prevention of type 2 diabetes.

Dr Faysal Shuvo
PhD candidate 2016-2020
Thesis title: Green space provision, quality and use in diverse international settings.

Aimee Marchesi

Honours student 2017 - 2019

Elyse Kambisios

Honours student 2017 - 2019

Krystian Stergiou

Honours student 2017 - 2019

VISITORS

Professor Terry Hartig, Uppsala University, Sweden
PowerTalk in 2019 “Testing restorative environments theory: Gaps and prospects.”
PowerFest’18 Keynote 2018 “Multiple dwelling as a likely cause of underestimation of green space – health relationships”
PowerTalk in 2017 “The science of restorative experience: Understanding a general pathway for health benefits of natural environments.”
Professor Hartig’s visits to PowerLab were funded by a UOW Vice-Chancellors Visiting International Scholar Award

Professor Richard Fuller, University of Queensland, Australia
POWERful Ideas 2019 Keynote “Nature Orientation and Biodiversity in Cities.”
Professor Fullers’ visit was funded by PowerLab

Dr May El Barachi, Associate Professor at University of Wollongong Dubai, Dubai.
PowerTalk in 2019 “Towards Smart, Technology-Assisted Healthcare Solutions”

Professor Chun-Yen Chang, National Taipei University, Taiwan
PowerFest’19 in 2019 Keynote “The Framework of Healthy Landscape Design - An Evidence Based Approach”.
PowerFest’18 in 2018 Keynote “Evidence-Based Landscape Design on Human Health”
Professor Chun-Yen Chang’s visits were funded by PowerLab

Dr Ronan Foley, Maynooth University, Ireland
PowerTalk in 2019 “Modelling relationships between health and green-blue infrastructures: a multi-scale cross-sectional Irish study”

Professor Ian Wright, University of Wollongong, IHMRI, The Wollongong Hospital, Australia
PowerTalk in 2019 “Opportunity for change: environmental influences start before birth but continue to change outcomes throughout childhood.”

Professor Joachim Heinrich, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany
PowerTalk in 2019 “Air pollution and type 2 diabetes: a systemetic review”
Professor Heinrich’s visit was funded by PowerLab and DAAD – Universities Australia Grant.

Dr Marie Standl
Institute of Epidemiology, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany
Visited PowerLab in
2019 to continue international research collaborations.
Dr Standl’s visit was funded by PowerLab and DAAD – Universities Australia Grant.

Dr Iana Markevych
Institute of Epidemiology, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany
Visited PowerLab in
2017 & 2019 to continue international research collaborations.
Dr Markevych’s visits were funded by PowerLab and DAAD – Universities Australia Grant.

Professor Anne McMunn, University College London (UCL), UK
PowerTalk in 2019 “Social influences on health over the life course.”
Professor McMunn’s visit was funded by PowerLab and UCL

Professor Amanda Sacker 2019, Former Director of the ESRC International Centre for Life Course Studies in Society and Health, UK.
PowerTools workshop in 2019 "Longitudinal models for life course epidemiology"
Professor Sacker’s visit was funded by PowerLab and UCL

Professor Angie Wade, University College London (UCL), UK
PowerTools workshop and PowerTalk in 2019 “The construction of cross-sectional covariate-related centiles: repeat measures, joint and ordinal outcomes.”
Assistant Professor Chao Yuan, Na­tional University of Singapore, Singapore
PowerFest’18 in 2018 “Multi-physics modelling of tree impact on high density urban climate.”
A/Professor Chao Yuan’s visit was funded by PowerLab

Ms Barbara Schaffer, Principal Landscape Architect of NSW, Australia
PowerFest’18 in 2018 “Urban greening strategies”
Ms Schaffer’s visit was funded by PowerLab

Mr Les Munn, President of Parks and Leisure NSW/ACT, Australia
PowerFest’18 in 2018Urban greening – industry and communities.”
Mr Munn’s visit was funded by PowerLab

Dr Paula Hooper 2018, University of Western Australia, Australia
PowerTalk in 2018 “The HIGH LIFE: Evaluating the impact of apartment design policy on health.”
Dr Hooper’s visit was funded by PowerLab

Dr Sarah Foster, RMIT University, Australia
PowerTalk in 2018 “The HIGH LIFE: Evaluating the impact of apartment design policy on health.”
Dr Foster’s visit was funded by PowerLab

Dr Iain Butterworth, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Australia
PowerTalk in 2018 “University-Community Engagement: The Key To Generating Research That Makes A Difference”
Professor Butterworth’s visit was funded by PowerLab

Professor Gavin Turrell 2018, Emeritus appointments at Queensland University of Technology, the University of Melbourne, RMIT University, Australia
PowerTalk in 2018 “Built environment change and neighbourhood socioeconomic disadvantage: are neighbourhood differences widening over time, and what are the implications for health inequality?”
PowerTools workshop in 2018 “Tips on NHMRC project grant and CRE application writing.”
Professor Turrell’s visit was funded by PowerLab

Dr Sjerp de Vries, Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands
PowerTalk in 2018 “HappyHier: Sampling Happiness In Natural Environments Using Smartphones.”
Dr de Vries’ visit was funded by PowerLab

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

Professor Bin Jalaludin, Population Health Intelligence, South Western Sydney Local Health District, UNSW, Australia
PowerTalk in 2017 “Landscape Fires Revisited.”

Dr Danelle Lobdell, United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), US
PowerTalk in 2017 “Environmental Public Health Research at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Addressing Community Exposures and Outcomes from One Researcher’s Perspective”
Dr Lobdells’ visit was funded by PowerLab and UGPN

Professor Susan Thompson 2017, UNSW City Futures Research Centre, Australia
PowerTalk in 2017 “Healthy Cities – Are we there yet? An urban planner’s reflections on the journey and where to next!”
Professor Thompson’s visit was funded by PowerLab

Associate Professor David Reif, North Carolina State University, US
PowerTalk 2017 “An international alliance for Population Wellbeing and Environment Research”
Professor Reif’s visit was funded by PowerLab and UGPN Grant

Associate Professor Jane Hoppin, North Carolina State University, US
PowerTalk 2017 “An international alliance for Population Wellbeing and Environment Research”
Professor Hoppin’s visit was funded by PowerLab and UGPN Grant

Dr Marissa Kosnik 2017, North Carolina State University, US
PowerTalk 2017 “An international alliance for Population Wellbeing and Environment Research”
Dr Kosnik’s visit was funded by PowerLab and UGPN Grant

Distinguished Professor Billie Giles-Corti, RMIT, Australia
PowerTalk 2017 “Can Urban Design Policy Influence Health And Wellbeing?”
Professor Giles-Corti’s visit was funded by PowerLab



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