Behaviour, Environment and Cognition Research Program
The iMAP study
The international Mind, Activities and urban Places in Melbourne study (iMAP) study is investigating how our neighbourhood and other places we regularly visit interact with lifestyle to impact brain health and psychological function in middle to late adulthood.
While an active lifestyle has social, physical and cognitive benefits for people of all ages, levels of activity tend to decrease with age. The place where we live has been shown to influence our levels of activity.
To accurately assess the strength of association of the built environment with physical activity and weight status, greater environmental variability is required than any one country can provide. Thus, we have undertaken a ground-breaking international study.
To accurately assess the strength of association of the built environment attributes with PA, sedentary behaviour and weight status, greater environmental variability is required than any one country can provide.
Thank you for your interest in the Behaviour Environment Cognition Research Program, a research group at the Australian Catholic University that focuses on the impact of the urban environment on physical and cognitive health. If you are interested in participating in our future research, please consider signing up to our Participant Pool Database to be notified when we are starting a study and are looking for participants.