HEAL Recognized for Community Impact
HEAL Recognized for Community Impact

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P15qI69-kKw The HEAL was honoured as a Finalist for the 's Community Innovation Award.The award recognizes people and groups in London and area that invest in positive...

HEAL Alumni Profile: Leah Taylor
HEAL Alumni Profile: Leah Taylor

Leah Taylor from the Canadian Forces shares her graduate experience, and research. Leah completed her MSc in Geography with Dr. Jason Gilliland at the HEAL in 2018. During her studies with the HEAL, Leah...

HEAL Collaboration Awarded Grant to for work on Road Safety and Children
HEAL Collaboration Awarded Grant to for work on Road Safety and Children

In February 2020, a multi-disciplinary team led by Dr Jason Gilliland and Dr. Doug Fraser (Dept of Paediatrics) was awarded funding from the Translational Research Grant Fund (TRGF) competition for a 2-year...

HEAL Alumni Profile: Adrian Buttazzoni
HEAL Alumni Profile: Adrian Buttazzoni

shares his graduate experience, research, and role as a post-graduate research assistant. Adrian completed his MSc in Health and Rehabilitation Science with Dr. Jason Gilliland at the HEAL in 2018. During...

HEAL awarded CIHR Project Scheme Grant to study Active & Safe Routes to School
HEAL awarded CIHR Project Scheme Grant to study Active & Safe Routes to School

HEAL Director, Dr. Jason Gilliland and collaborators received a Project Scheme Grant from the Canadian Institute of Health Research to study ’s  program from 2020 to 2025. The project is called Examining...

HEAL Graduate Student Profile: Alexander (AJ) Wray
HEAL Graduate Student Profile: Alexander (AJ) Wray

shares his experience, research, and role as a current HEAL graduate student. AJ is in his second year of the Master of Arts program in Geography, supervised by Dr. Jason Gilliland in the HEAL. His studies...

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The Human Environments Analysis Laboratory is a state-of-the-art, multi-disciplinary research and training environment based at Western University which specializes in the production, evaluation, synthesis, dissemination and mobilization of evidence to support effective policies, programs and professional practice aimed at creating healthy and vibrant communities.

HEAL faculty and students come from various academic disciplines, including geography, sociology, urban planning, engineering, landscape architecture, health sciences, epidemiology & biostatistics, neurosciences, paediatrics, and food and nutritional sciences.

We specialize in applications of geographic information science (GIS) for addressing critical planning and public health issues. We also specialize in community-based research and strive to build authentic and mutually-beneficial partnerships with local community organizations, especially non-profits and charities.

Our Mission 

The HEAL develops and connects highly-skilled researchers to create, disseminate, and mobilize knowledge for making healthy, thriving communities.

Geographic accessibility to active primary care providers: comparing rural and urban areas in Southwestern Ontario

Shah, T., Clark, A., Seabrook, J.A., Sibbald, S., Gilliland, J.

Assessing the Effectiveness of a Naturally-Occurring Population-Level Physical Activity Intervention for Children

Smith, C., Clark, AF, Wilk, P, Gilliland, J.

“Reduce Food Waste, Save Money”: Testing a Novel Intervention to Reduce Household Food Waste

van der Werf, P., Seabrook, J., Gilliland, J.