Invited Commentary on "Correlates of Active School Transport Immediately Before and After the Transition from Primary to Secondary School: A Pilot Study".

Author Biography

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 post-graduate research students have been studying the impact of the built environment on social and health and wellbeing outcomes. A leading public health researcher in Australia and recognized internationally for her research on the health impacts of the built form, Professor Giles-Corti has published over 200 articles and reports. She is an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow, an Honorary Fellow of both the Planning Institute of Australia and the Public Health Association and in 2008, was a Fulbright Senior Scholar. She is currently works on research projects across Australia, in Canada, and the UK.