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Melanie Davern

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Melanie T. Davern

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15 Jul 2016

This research was developed in partnership between the Department of Health and Human Services, University of Melbourne and representatives of government, health and settlement services to build evidence about recent humanitarian arrivals across northern and western metropolitan Melbourne....

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01 Jun 2016

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Employment is a well-known social determinant of health and wellbeing and important for the liveability of a region. Yet, spatial data are rarely used to understand barriers and facilitators of accessing employment within a city. Therefore it remains challenging...

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01 Apr 2016

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Objective: Victorian local governments are required to develop Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plans that incorporate state-level health planning priorities and address the social determinants of health. This paper describes a novel method...

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03 Dec 2014

Creating walkable compact cities is a global priority, and also a priority in Melbourne. There is a growing body of evidence showing that city design has a profound impact on the willingness and ability of residents to walk for transport. Higher density, mixed use developments with connected...

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03 Dec 2014

Melbourne Vital Signs 2014 is a comprehensive community report on key indicators assessing the quality of life, health and wellbeing of residents in our city which is defined according to the boundaries of metropolitan Melbourne. First developed in Canada by the Toronto...

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03 Mar 2005

Compiled by the ACQOL, the Australian Unity Wellbeing Index monitors the subjective well-being of the Australian population. Each survey involves a telephone interview with a new sample of 2000 Australians, selected to represent the national population geographic distribution, and measures...

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