The AHPA Board is pleased to announce Dr Hannah Badland as the inaugural AHPA Thinker in Residence.
What is the AHPA Thinker in Residence?
AHPA recognises and rewards excellence and innovative thinking and is committed to progressing contemporary, evidence, informed, equitable and ethical health promotion practice, research and policy. Establishing a prestigious award, the AHPA Thinker in Residence, was one way to recognise and support outstanding thinkers in health promotion who are undertaking novel and transformative work that has the potential to profoundly impact and / or transform a broad area of practice or policy.
As part of her residence Dr Badland will lead a seminar and be a panellist at the Health Promotion Symposium in Canberra. She will also contribute to the ongoing conversation around health promotion, social determinants of health and equity through a number of avenues to be announced.
About Dr Badland …
Dr Badland examines how the built environment, through the social determinants of health, is connected to health, wellbeing and inequities in diverse population groups internationally. She recently led a program to conceptualise, develop and test urban liveability indicators with health and wellbeing outcomes, and measures of inequity.
Dr Badland has focused on research programs with end-users such as policy-makers, planners and non-government organisations. Her research has spanned projects looking into remote sensing technologies, child independent mobility and travel behaviours in diverse settings.
Among her major achievements are working on two NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence covering health, liveability and disability and being an investigator in a 14- country study.
Dr Badland earned her PhD in Public Health from Auckland University of Technology (New Zealand) in 2007 where she investigated associations between the built environment, travel behaviours and health outcomes in adults. Awarded a Vice Chancellor's Senior Research Fellowship in 2017, Dr Badland is a Principal Research Fellow based in the Centre for Urban Research, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT in Melbourne.
Congratulations Hannah and welcome to the AHPA team!
A press release on this announcement is available here.