Billie Giles-Corti

Billie works with local, national and global policy-makers and practitioners.


Billie is a distinguished professor at RMIT University. At RMIT she is director the Urban Futures Enabling Capability Platform. She also directs RMIT’s Centre for Urban Research’s Healthy Liveable Cities Research Group at RMIT’s Centre for Urban Research.

Before joining RMIT in 2017, she was a Redmond Barry distinguished professor at the University of Melbourne and director of the McCaughey Vic Health Community Wellbeing Unit.

For 20 years she and a multi-disciplinary research team have been studying the impact of the built environment on health and wellbeing.

Professor Giles-Corti currently leads an NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Healthy Liveable Communities established in 2014.

She has published over 300 articles, book chapters, reports and by citations, is ranked in the top 1% of researchers in her field globally.

She is an:

  • Honorary Fellow of both the Planning Institute of Australia and the Public Health Association
  • Fulbright Scholar
  • NHMRC Elizabeth Blackburn Fellowship

Reviewed 15 April 2020

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