-“Changing environment and health” By A/Prof Xiaoqi Feng
- “Have we reached peak greenness Green space and health research in the “big data” era” By Prof Thomas Astell-Burt
-“Does quality neighbourhood green space promote kindness among children? If yes, how? Evidence from Australia” By Dr I Gusti Ngurah Edi Putra
12.05.2022 Landscape Australia publish article written by Co-Directors Feng and Astell-Burt.
05.05.2022 Invited talk for Prof Thomas Astell-Burt at the XV World Forestry Congress 2022. Professor Astell-Burt gave an engaging invited talk at the XV World Forestry Congress 2022. Thomas spoke for ~6 minutes on loneliness, more green time, tree canopy and the associated health benefits of increasing visitations to green space. The presentation can be viewed here: https://t.co/45mV1sS68p
06.04.2022 Congratulations to Dr Edi Putra of PowerLab, whose PhD on understanding the association between neighbourhood green space quality and prosocial behaviour across childhood and adolescence was officially completed last week. Edi is now a postdoc at the University of Liverpool in the UK.
15.12.2021 A/Prof Xiaoqi Feng thanks @UNSWMedicine for her award on Diversity! Xiaoqi thanks the panel and her colleagues who nominated her for this award. Xiaoqi feels it is great to lead & learn from 20 academic & professional staff in Cultural Diversity team. Xiaoqi is looking forward to 2022 to promote Equity, Diversity & Inclusion!
27.10.2021 Congratulations to PowerLab graduate Dr Tashi Dendup on his new role as Senior Health Program Manager with Save the Children Country Office, Bhutan. Best wishes Dr Dendup!
17.08.2021 Presentation for Illawarra Shoalhaven Walk Alliance with Professor Astell-Burt
30.05.2021 PhD candidate Selin Akaraci submits PhD thesis
16.12.2020 PowerLab PhD candidate Tashi Dendup successfully completes his PhD Thesis “Built environment and prevention of type 2 diabetes.”
25.11.2020 Successful research proposal review by PhD Candidate Jiangmei Liu
25.11.2020 PowerLab members share joyful news at HAS school meeting. We shared things that have bought us joy in a tough year. We spoke of food, pets, family and most importantly, our support for each other
22.07.2020 PhD candidate Edi participated in the 3MT – UOW’s Three Minute Thesis Competition. His presentation was titled "Can nature help children to be kind?"
14.05.2020 PhD candidate Tashi Dendup presents virtually at Preventive Health Conference (PHAA). Presentation titled: Built environment and diabetes incidence: Exploring potential mediating pathways in a longitudinal study
03.03.2020 PhD Candidate Faysal Shuvo successfully completed his Phd candidature, entitled "Green space provision, quality and use in diverse international settings"
18.11.2019 POWERTALK: Prof Terry Hartig, Uppsala University, Sweden, presents on 18 November 2019
09.10.2019 POWERTALK: Dr May El Barachi, on 9 October 2019
19.08.2019 PhD candidate Eme John joins PowerLab
01.08.2019 Promotion for A/P Xiaoqi Feng
31.05.2019 Professor Thomas Astell-Burt presents at ISGLOBAL Barcelona, Spain
29.04.2019 PowerLab welcomes research Assistant Phil Kosiak
24.04.2019 PowerLab Co-Directors and PhD candidates present at the School of Health and Society Research Seminar
25.02.2019 Xiaoqi Feng celebrating female researchers at IHMRI event with Dame Bridget Ogilvie
22.11.2018 Kidsafe Keynote presented by A/Prof Xiaoqi Feng in Sydney
23.08.2018 Xiaoqi Feng presents AHPA Symposium Keynote at Old Parliament House, Canberra
25.04.2018 Thomas is appointed an Adjunct Professor in Population Health and Environment at the School of Public Health in Peking Union Medical College, the top medical school in China. Thomas’ appointment recognises his research and capacity building in epidemiology and environmental health in China.
13.12.2017 We made food and had fun at the annual end of year party to celebrate a very fine first year of PowerLab
10.11.2017 Dr Xiaoqi Feng was awarded a second research fellowship of 2017. This time it was the Australian Research Council for the 2018 Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards (DECRA), worth $319,996, also for research on child health and environment
23.11.2017 - 18.01.2018 Visiting Associate Fellows from China CDC
08.11.2017 PowerTalk Honorary Professor Bin Jalaludin
03.11.2017 National Urban Greening Research Forum hosted by PowerLab Directors
11.10.2017 Co-Director Xiaoqi Feng was awarded a four-year, $431,000 NHMRC Career Development Fellowship
29.09. 2017 Dr Iana Markevych’s visit to PowerLab for research collaborations.
21.09.2017 PowerTalk Dr Danelle Lobdell
15.09.2017 HORT Innovation collaboration with PowerLab
17-15.08.2017 PowerTalk Visiting International Scholar Awardee Professor Terry Hartig visits PowerLab
07.08.2017 Co-Director Thomas Astell-Burt was awarded $719,840 for an NHMRC Boosting Dementia Research Leader Fellowship
05.08.2017 PowerLab teamed up with NIASRA to provide PowerTools workshops on multilevel modelling in the social sciences. The focus was on capacity building among PhD students and Early Career Researchers
05.07.2017 Co-Director Xiaoqi Feng received the UOW Vice Chancellor’s award for Emerging Researcher of the year
1-2.05. 2017 Associate Professors David Reif and Jane Hoppin visit PowerLab for PowerTalk and research collaboration
02.05.2017 Associate Professor Thomas Astell-Burt and Dr Xiaoqi Feng were part of the winning team – Western Sydney Diabetes – who were awarded both the Award for Productive Partnerships and the Pemulwuy Prize at the Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue’s “Out There Summit”.
14.03.2017 PowerTalk with Long-term collaborator Professor Billie Giles-Corti
05.06.2017 Research collaborator Professor Susan Thompson of UNSW City Futures Research Centre visited PowerLab to give a PowerTalk
05.07.2016 Dr Xiaoqi Feng named one of UOW's Women of Impact
05.07.2016 Associate Professor Thomas Astell-Burt and Dr Xiaoqi Feng were awarded the UOW Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Research Partnership, with Professor Glen Maberly and the Western Sydney Diabetes Leadership Alliance