Neville Owen

Professor Owen is a National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Principal Research Fellow and head of the Behavioural Epidemiology Laboratory at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute. Professor Owen’s research relates to the prevention of diabetes, heart disease and cancer, through identifying the health consequences and environmental determinants of physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour.
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City planning and population health: a global challenge

This paper considers the health impacts of city planning through transport mode choices, identifying interventions that, when combined, encourage walking, cycling, and public transport use, while reducing private motor vehicle use.
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Physical activity in relation to urban environments in 14 cities worldwide: a cross-sectional study

This article aimed to document how objectively measured attributes of the urban environment are related to objectively measured physical activity, in an international sample of adults.
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International variation in neighborhood walkability, transit, and recreation environments using geographic information systems: the IPEN adult study

This article shows that comparable measures can be created across a range of cultural settings revealing profound global differences in urban form relevant to physical activity.