New Publication: Assessing children’s menus by neighbourhood socioeconomic characteristics.
New Publication: Assessing children’s menus by neighbourhood socioeconomic characteristics.

With childhood obesity on the rise in Canada and the USA, it is important to understand the factors that play a role in shaping obesity outcomes. North American food environments often promote high-energy,...

Jason Gilliland of HEAL Featured in Western News for Primary-Care Proximity Study
Jason Gilliland of HEAL Featured in Western News for Primary-Care Proximity Study

Dr. Jason Gilliland, Director of the HEAL team and a Geography professor at Western University, has been featured in Western News on the  - looking at primary-care accessibility to London’s vulnerable...

How does free access to recreation opportunities impact children’s physical activity levels?
How does free access to recreation opportunities impact children’s physical activity levels?

Dr. Jason Gilliland and Dr. Andrew Clark from Western University and the HEALab, team up with Josh Archer from the City of London to present 'How does free access to recreation opportunities impact children's...

CBC Listen: Dr. Jason Gilliland morning interview on London’s primary health care accessibility
CBC Listen: Dr. Jason Gilliland morning interview on London’s primary health care accessibility

During his nterview with Julianne Hazlewood, this morning Director, Jason Gilliland shares findings on access to primary care in London, Ontario from the HEAL team's .Accessibility to a primary care provider...

New Publication: Promoting active school travel in elementary schools – A regional case study of the school travel planning intervention
New Publication: Promoting active school travel in elementary schools – A regional case study of the school travel planning intervention

Active school travel (AST) is achieved by “walking and wheeling” to and from school as opposed to using vehicular transport. Partaking in AST has proven to be associated with improved mental and physical...

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The Human Environments Analysis Laboratory is a state-of-the-art, inter-disciplinary research and training environment 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. We examine social and physical environments from the scale of entire regions down to the level of individual buildings or open spaces and their inhabitants. We specialize in community-based participatory research and applications of GIS for urban planning and public health.

A geospatial approach to understanding inequalities in accessibility to primary care among vulnerable populations

Jason A. Gilliland , Tayyab I. Shah, Andrew Clark, Shannon Sibbald, Jamie A. Seabrook

A Systematic Review of Genetic Testing and Lifestyle Behaviour Change: Are We Using High-Quality Genetic Interventions and Considering Behaviour Change Theory?

Horne J, Madill J, O’Connor C, Shelley J, Gilliland J.

Influence of the Natural and Built Environment on Personal Exposure to Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) in Cyclists Using City Designated Bicycle Routes

Gilliland, J, Maltby, M, Xu, X, Luginaah, I, Shah, T.