Billie Giles-Corti

Professor of Health Promotion & Director McCaughey VicHealth Community Wellbeing Unit, University of Melbourne

Professor Billie Giles-Corti is an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow and Director of the Melbourne University School of Population and Global Health, McCaughey VicHealth Community Wellbeing Unit.

For over 20 years, she and a multidisciplinary team of researchers and postgraduate research students have been studying the impact of the built environment on health, social and health behavior outcomes including walking, cycling, public transport use, overweight and obesity, social capital and dog walking.

A leading public health researcher in Australia and recognized internationally for her research on the health impacts of the built form, Professor Giles-Corti serves on numerous international, national and state committees and boards.

She publishes across five fields (population health, sports science, geography, sustainability, landscape architecture) and has co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles, seven book chapters and around 80 government and NGO technical reports.

She is an Honorary Fellow of the both Planning Institute of Australia and Public Health Association of Australia; and a Fulbright Scholar. By citations, globally she is ranked in the top 1st of researchers in social science.


  • 2011–present
    Director, McCaughey Centre, Melbourne School of Population Health, University of Melbourne


  • 1998 
    University of Western Australia, PhD