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Lecturer in Public Health, Australian Catholic University

Melanie Lowe is a a Lecturer in Public Health, within the School of Allied Health, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne. Her research spans the urban planning and public health fields, examining how policy and planning can support the creation of healthier urban environments. Melanie has published work on integrated planning, community-level liveability indicators, translating research into practice, and policy options with co-benefits for mitigating obesity and climate change. Melanie has recently completed her PhD at The University of Melbourne, and from 2014-15 she was a founding National Co-chair of the Australasian Early Career Urban Research Network (AECURN).


  • –present
    Research Fellow, McCaughey VicHealth Community Wellbeing Unit, University of Melbourne


  • 2016 
    University of Melbourne, PhD
  • 2011 
    University of Melbourne, Master of Public Health
  • 2007 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)