PowerFest’19 was held on August 28th 2019 featuring fourteen presentations on nature, built environment and health from fourteen members of PowerLab and National Taiwan University (NTU).

The morning was a flurry of activity with four PhD students from PowerLab and seven students and research staff from NTU giving 3-minute thesis-style talks on topics including smartphone apps for nature walks, functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), nature preferences and solitude, virtual reality and depression, and parks and pro-social behaviour.

Presentations were also made by Professor Chun-Yen Chang (Professor and Chair, NTU Dept. of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture) and UOW’s Professor Thomas Astell-Burt and Associate Professor Xiaoqi Feng.

People’s Choice Awards went to PhD students from PowerLab and NTU for best presentations. Both groups look forward to developing further successful collaborations together around nature, built environment and health in the near future.