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IHA student Fatima Ghani presented at World Congress on Public Health

Fatima WCPHInstitute for Health & Ageing (IHA) PhD candidate Fatima Ghani has recently presented at the 15th World Congress on Public Health, held at the Melbourne Convention and Entertainment Centre from 3 to 7 April 2017. This Congress showcased a diversity of public health research from world leaders, including new approaches being tested and integrated into practice and policy.

Fatima presented the results of her manuscript titled ‘Do differences in social environments explain gender differences in recreational walking across neighbourhoods?’. Fatima’s doctoral research at IHA focuses on how the social and built environments influence the recreational and utilitarian walking of men and women of different age groups, using data from the NHMRC-funded How Areas in Brisbane Influence HealTh and AcTivity (HABITAT) Mutilevel Longitudinal Study.

Fatima is supervised by IHA’s Professor Gavin Turrell and Dr Jerome Rachele, as well as Professor Simon Washington from the Queensland University of Technology, and her research program is part of the NHMRC funded Centre of Research Excellence in Healthy, Liveable Communities.

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