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Senior Research Fellow in Urbanism, University of Sydney

Dr Jennifer Kent is a Senior Research Fellow in Urbanism and Urbanism Discipline Research Lead at the Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning. Jennifer’s research interests are at the intersections between urban planning, transport and human health. She specialises in combining quantitative and qualitative data with understandings from policy science to trace the practical, cultural and political barriers to healthy cities. Key issues examined to date include parenting and private car use, the links between health and higher density living, the interpretation of health evidence into urban planning policy, the health impact of extended commute times, and cultural and structural barriers to sustainable transport use.


  • 2015–present
    Research fellow, The University of Sydney
  • 2014–2014
    Lecturer in Planning and Research Associate, Macquarie University


  • 2013 
    University of NSW, PhD