Dr Adem Sav is a Lecturer in Public Health, within the School of Allied Health. Adem has published in the areas of chronic disease; burden of treatment; health service delivery; community pharmacy; work-life balance; mixed-methods research; and health promotion. Adem is also an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow with Menzies Health Institute and has been rewarded with a "Research Excellence Team Award" by the Vice Chancellor's Office at Griffith University, for his innovative and high-impact research.
Klaus’ main research areas are the relationship between built environments, physical activity and health; and health effects of physical activity. As well, he has written multiple systematic reviews and has given workshops on review methodology.
Dr Melanie Lowe’s research spans the public health and urban planning fields, examining how to plan healthy and liveable urban environments. She works collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams of researchers and policymakers to strengthen the consideration of health in urban policy and planning. Melanie has published work on integrated planning; urban design and health; liveability indicators; translating research into practice; and policy options with co-benefits for mitigating obesity and climate change.
Dr Rimante Ronto is a lecturer in Public Health and mixed methods researcher within the School of Allied Health. Rimante’s research interest is in public health nutrition, in particular obesity prevention, dietary behaviours, food environments, food policy, food literacy and food and nutrition education. She has recently finished her doctoral research project that focused on the role of food literacy in shaping adolescents’ dietary behaviours. Rimante works collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams to increase healthy dietary behaviours mainly among school children through education and policy. Rimante has published several systematic reviews on food literacy, social marketing interventions targeting increase of physical activity, work on food and nutrition education at high schools, school food environments and its impact on adolescents’ dietary behaviours.
Research interests: Gender inequality and public health; Prevention of men’s violence against women; Structural inequality and neo-liberal determinants of illness; Men, masculinities and social health; Community development and advocacy campaigns for social and ecological justice.