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30.03.2022 Keynote presentation for Prof Astell-Burt at franc.sydney 2022 titled "Prescribe nature for community and planetary health". franc.sydney 2022 is powered by Stormwater NSW. Franc.sydney aims to facilitate sustainable development that is future focused, resilient, and adaptive through a networked community.

Thomas discussed his research in PowerLab on Big Data, environment and Public Health, especially greenspace & Environmental Justice and health projects.

Conference details can be found at http://franc.sydney

18.03.2022 In acknowledgement of #worldsleepday2022 ‘More trees🌳better sleep s💤 healthier planet🌏’ @ConversationEDU: article Prof written by Prof Astell-Burt & A/Prof Feng for #WorldSleepDay

28.10.2021 PowerLab celebrates World Cities Day on 31 October 2021. Our PowerCard on Urban green space and health aligns with this year’s theme of: Adapting Cities for Climate Resilience. Read More here: Link to article

28.10.2021 NSW DPIE Valuing Green Infrastructure & Public Spaces high-level discussion on challenges of valuing green infrastructure and open spaces, with Prof Thomas Astell-Burt. View twitter details here and here. View event summary here

26.10.2021 Prof Astell-Burt features as Keynote at the UN/FAO’s 3rd Asia Pacific Urban Forestry Meeting ‘Healthy Cities’ panel, also featuring PowerLab’s A/Prof Xiaoqi Feng. View Twitter details here. View event summary here.

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!

17.09.2021 Congratulations to Prof Thomas Astell-Burt, who was part of a UOW Major Equipment Grant awarded $74,405, led by Senior Prof Tony Okely

16.09.2021 PowerLab
Co-Directors A/Prof Xiaoqi Feng and Prof Thomas Astell-Burt make invited presentations with the Greater Sydney Landcare Networ
k. Watch the video

12.09.2021. It’s Dementia Action Week from 20-26 September 2021. Here is how PowerLab’s research is helping to take action! See our PowerGraphic on Dementia

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

10.2019 Prof Thomas Astell-Burt and A/Prof Xiaoqi Feng visit Peking Union Medical College

09.10.2019 POWERTALK: Dr May El Barachi, on 9 October 2019

28.08.2019 PowerFest’19

19.08.2019 PhD candidate Eme John joins PowerLab

19.07.2019 Thomas Astell-Burt becomes an IHMRI panel representative on IHMRI's new Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee

15.07.2019 PhD Candidate Edi Putra joins PowerLab

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

29.05.2019 Thomas, Xiaoqi and Glenn (Faculty Exec Dean) visit UCL UK

14.02.2021 POWERTALK: Professor Anne McMunn, UCL UK, February 2019

11.02.2019 POWERTALK: Professor Angie Wade, UCL UK, February 2019

25.02.2019 Xiaoqi Feng celebrating female researchers at IHMRI event with Dame Bridget Ogilvie

09.01.2019 PhD BLOG feature

5.12.2018 PowerLab Office moves to the Innovation Campus

22.11.2018 Kidsafe Keynote presented by A/Prof Xiaoqi Feng in Sydney

15.11.2018 Dr Sarah Foster & Dr Paula Hooper present PowerTalk: The HIGH LIFE

12.11.2018 New Staff member Walt Davis joins Powerlab

30.10.2018 Dr Iain Butterworth gives PowerTalk

23.08.2018 Xiaoqi Feng presents AHPA Symposium Keynote at Old Parliament House, Canberra

23.07.2018 The PowerLab has welcomed PhD candidate Shumirai Mushangwe.

08.06.2018 PowerLab PhD candidate Tashi Dendup had great success and received a “Highly Commended” award in the Faculty of Social Sciences heat of the ‘3 Minute Thesis’ competition!

2&3 .05.2018 Professor Gavin Turrell visited UOW & presented the PowerTalk seminar & PowerUp workshop

01.05.2018 The PowerLab has welcomed PhD candidate Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz

26 & 27.04 2018 PowerTalk with Dr Sjerp de Vries

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