Professor Billie Giles-Corti is a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Senior Principal Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne, and directs the McCaughey VicHealth Community Wellbeing Unit in the Centre for Health Equity.
For two decades, she and a multi-disciplinary research team have been studying the impact of the built environment on health and wellbeing.
She currently leads an NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Healthy Liveable Communities, which was established in 2014.
Professor Giles-Corti has published over 300 articles, book chapters and 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, a Fulbright Scholar, and an NHMRC Elizabeth Blackburn Fellow for being the top ranked female in public health in 2015.