Research Fellow, Community Indicators Victoria, McCaughey VicHealth Community Wellbeing Unit, University of Melbourne

Dr Lucy Gunn is a Research Fellow at the McCaughey VicHealth Community Wellbeing Unit in the School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne. As part of the Community Indicators Victoria team she provides analytical support and consulting experience helping government and private organisations in their health and wellbeing planning. Her research examines the role of the built environment on health and wellbeing outcomes using statistical models. Her research examines whether there is a threshold or minimum amount of built environment factors that support health and wellbeing, and following from this work she is developing and conducting economic analyses of built environment interventions aimed at increasing levels of physical activity and reducing chronic disease outcomes. She is also investigating the correlation of pollution with vulnerable communities using community indicator data in partnership with the Environment Protection Agency Victoria.

Experience

  • 2012–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Melbourne