- Professor Billie Giles-Corti is Director of the McCaughey VicHealth Centre for Community Wellbeing, University of Melbourne. For two decades, she and a multi-disciplinary team of researchers and postgraduate research students have been studying the impact of the built environment on health and wellbeing outcomes. Professor Giles-Corti collaborates with research teams across Australia, in Canada, and the UK. She is an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow, an Honorary Fellow of both the Planning Institute of Australia and the Public Health Association and a former Fulbright Senior Scholar (2008). In 2011, she was awarded the PHA’s Inaugural Mentor of the Year. Professor Giles-Corti has published over 200 articles and reports, and in 2014, was included in Thomson Reuters’ list of Highly Cited Researchers, ranking her among the top 1% researchers globally by citations in the social sciences field.