Associate Professor Kathryn Ellis presents her research on 'neighbourhood walkability' at the NARI/MH/AUPOA Research Seminar

Associate Professor Kathryn Ellis, Deputy Director of the Academic Unit for Psychiatry of Old Age (AUPOA), University of Melbourne, presented her research examining the influence of built environments on health outcomes at the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI), Melbourne Health (MH) and AUPOA Royal Park Research seminars and Clinical Meetings Program on Tuesday 22nd November 2016.

Recent evidence suggests that the “walkability” of the neighbourhood in which an individual lives may influence their health and well being. Associate Prof Ellis’ presentation included an overview of the existing literature on how built environments may influence health, and discussed important implications of this research for physical inactivity and cognitive health.

For more information about the weekly NARI/MH/AUPOA research seminars, please visit the NARI website.