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University of Wollongong

Wollongong, NSW 2522

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POWERTALK

Built environment change and neighbourhood socioeconomic disadvantage: are neighbourhood differences widening over time, and what are the implications for health inequality?

Presented by Professor Gavin Turrell & Associate Professor Xiaoqi Feng
Chair: A/Prof Thomas Astell-Burt

THURSDAY 3RD MAY, 2018 10.30 – 11.30AM.
EARLY START, 21.G04. University of Wollongong.

Gavin Turrell is a Principal Research Fellow (Professor) with Emeritus appointments at Queensland University of Technology, the University of Melbourne, and RMIT University. His primary research interests are in social epidemiology, with a particular focus on the social determinants of health and health inequalities.

Seminar abstract: Reducing inequality within cities is a Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). As cities quickly change and grow, a key question is whether changes in their built environments will lead to a widening of health inequalities. This longitudinal study tracks built environment change over a ten year period (2007 – 2016) in a fast-growing high-income city – Brisbane - and examines whether change differs by neighbourhood disadvantage. Data come from the HABITAT study, a multilevel longitudinal investigation of the relationship between the built environment and health. As the built environments of cities grow and expand, it is essential that governments monitor these changes and assess their implications for health inequalities: this is a fundamental requisite of achieving the SDG of reducing inequality and meeting the broader 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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