Day 1


Distinguished Professor Billie Giles-Corti

ECP Director - Urban Futures

For two decades, Billie Giles-Corti and her multi-disciplinary research team have been studying the impact of the built environment on health and wellbeing.

Billie currently leads an NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Healthy Liveable Communities, which was established in 2014. Billie Giles-Corti is a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Senior Principal Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne, and directed the McCaughey VicHealth Community Wellbeing Unit in the Centre for Health Equity.

Billie has published over 300 articles, book chapters and reports and is named as a Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters, ranking her in the top 1% of researchers in her field globally. She is an Honorary Fellow of both the Planning Institute of Australia and the Public Health Association, a Fulbright Scholar, and an NHMRC Elizabeth Blackburn Fellow for being the top ranked female in public health in 2015.

Billie’s personal research activities will be hosted by the School of Global and Urban Studies.