Transport Infrastructure and Active Living

Published: Tuesday 24th May 2016

Dr Jerome Rachele is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Health and Ageing, Australian Catholic University, and leads the causal inference research program in the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Healthy, Liveable and Equitable Communities. His research centres around investigating causal relationships between the built and social environment and health using data from longitudinal studies and natural experiments.

Jerome will present on ‘Applying a spatial perspective to transport infrastructure for active living – particularly in the context of policy’ at 2pm on Wednesday 1 June as part of IHA’s Live Long Live Well colloquium series.

The presentation will focus on Jerome’s work as lead of the Transport Domain on the Liveability Project – a part of the NHMRC Australian Prevention Partnership Centre. He explores the feasibility of developing policy-derived spatial measures of the transport built environment, to assess their impact on individual health behaviours. Using Melbourne as a case study, Jerome will then demonstrate how different transport policies can impact the look, feel and functioning of local communities.

Please note this presentation is scheduled on Australian Eastern Standard Time. Audio-visual and telephone conferencing facilities are available for our ACU colleagues across different campuses. Colleagues outside the university may participate by teleconference, or by attending in person at Level 6, 215 Spring Street in Melbourne.

All enquiries, registrations of interest and requests for audio-visual or teleconferencing details can be directed to or 03 9230 8170.

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