Moonah Arts Centre, 23-27 Albert Road, Moonah, HobartSummary:
A free public forum with leading transport and health experts.
Transport behaviours have changed dramatically as a result of COVID-19, and many jurisdictions are leveraging the health benefits of active transport (public transport, cycling and walking) to support and strengthen community responses to COVID.
The Tasmanian Active Living Coalition and the Health by Stealth research team at Menzies Institute for Medical Research are co-hosting a public forum to rethink transport for recovery, resilience and health in Tasmania.
We will be joined by international, national and local experts:
- Professor James Sallis, University of California, San Diego - James F. Sallis, Ph.D is a Professorial Fellow at Australian Catholic University, Melbourne and Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health at University of California San Diego, USA. His primary research interests are promoting physical activity and understanding policy and environmental influences on physical activity, nutrition, and obesity. He was Director of Active Living Research that helped establish an interdisciplinary field of research to identify effective environmental and policy strategies to increase physical activity. He is an author of over 800 scientific publications and one of the world’s most cited authors. He is currently focusing on getting research used to create healthier cities. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, and Time Magazine identified him as an “obesity warrior”.
- Fiona Campbell, City of Sydney - Fiona Campbell is the City’s Manager of Cycling Strategy and has been with the City since 2008. She leads the City’s Walking and Cycling Team, a multi-disciplinary team which is the client, and provides all the support (planning, engagement, social research, mapping, marketing, behaviour change, education, comms and media), for the cycleway infrastructure.
- Luke Poland, City of Melbourne - Working across strategic planning, community engagement, and street design as Cycling Infrastructure Program Lead at the City of Melbourne, Luke is passionate about adapting cities to enhance liveability for everyone. Luke has worked in a number of transport-related roles at state government, local government and non-government organisations.
- Oscar Hayes, City of Melbourne - Oscar Hayes is a Senior Strategic Transport Planner at the City of Melbourne with experience across state and local government. His expertise in transport planning is founded upon extensive engagement and communications experience. He is interested in active travel, positive place outcomes and ensuring technology supports cities for people.
- Associate Professor Verity Cleland, University of Tasmania - Verity Cleland is an Associate Professor at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania. She is a behavioural epidemiologist with a background in health promotion, and her main research interest is in understanding and promoting physical activity. Her work has often focused on groups at high risk of inactivity including women, those experiencing socioeconomic disadvantage and rural communities. Verity is Chair of the Tasmanian Active Living Coalition, and Deputy Chair of the Tasmanian Premier’s Health and Wellbeing Advisory Committee, which has a major focus on working inter-sectorally and inter-departmentally to create environments that support healthy behaviours.
This event will also be offered as a webinar.