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Dr Klaus Gebel presents IHA September Colloquium

The role of neighbourhood environments and physical activity intensity in healthy ageing – Findings from the 45 and Up study


The Institute for Health and Ageing (IHA) is pleased to present our 2017 Live Long Live Well colloquium series, comprising talks from colleagues and collaborators working across a range of disciplines relative to the pursuit of healthy and active ageing.

September’s Colloquium is presented by Dr Klaus Gebel from the School of Allied Health at ACU.

Photo Klaus Gebel ACU

Dr Klaus Gebel is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health at Australian Catholic University and also an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the Sydney School of Public Health of the University of Sydney and at the Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention of James Cook University. His main research areas are the relationship between built environments, physical activity and health and health effects of physical activity.

Klaus has studied and worked at seven universities in three countries and has received multiple grants, scholarships and awards. Through the media, his 2015 paper in JAMA Internal Medicine reached more than 1.1 billion people and he was also invited to present the findings from this study in a TEDx talk.

Recently Klaus co-edited a book entitled “Walking – Connecting Sustainable Transport with Health”, which brings together experts from urban planning, transportation and public health.


When: 2-3pm (AEST), Wednesday September 6th
Where: Rm 6.02, Level 6, 215 Spring Street Melbourne
Attend: In person, teleconference, or via audio-visual link from an ACU location

ACU colleagues are encouraged to dial in from a campus A/V meeting room, or by using Polycom Realpresence on their computer desktop. A/V room bookings can be made via Service Now or, or by calling 07 3623 7272. The Servicedesk can also assist with Polycom installation on your PC or laptop.

Please contact IHA as per the details below to obtain dial-in details for joining the colloquium via A/V link from an ACU location, or via teleconference from another location.

Register your interest in attending with / 03 9230 8170.
For more information on IHA’s Live Long Live Well colloquium series please see our relevant event page.

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