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 Faculty Assocaite Profile: Dr. Jamie Seabrook
HEAL Faculty Assocaite Profile: Dr. Jamie Seabrook

shares his experience as an Assistant Professor, and role as a current HEAL Faculty Associate. Dr. Jamie Seabrook became a Faculty Associate with the HEAL in 2014. Dr. Seabrook assists the HEAL with projects...

HEAL team identifies interventions for increasing physical activity and creating opportunities for social connection in outdoor spaces
HEAL team identifies interventions for increasing physical activity and creating opportunities for social connection in outdoor spaces

Canadian children and youth over the past decade have had lower and lower levels of physical activity than previous generations, and are reporting a worrying decline in their overall mental wellbeing....

Are we losing sight of the meaning of “evidence-based nutrition?”
Are we losing sight of the meaning of “evidence-based nutrition?”

Recent HEAL PhD graduate, Justine Horne, published an editorial in the International Journal of Public Health.Her commentary is titled: Are we losing sight of the meaning of "evidence-based nutrition?" It...

HEAL Alumni Profile: Catherine DuBreck
HEAL Alumni Profile: Catherine DuBreck

Catherine DuBreck from EagleView Technologies shares her graduate experience, and research. Catherine completed her MSc in Geography with Dr. Jason Gilliland at the HEAL in 2017. During her studies with...

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...

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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.

Physical activity and social connectedness interventions in outdoor spaces among children and youth: a rapid review

Alexander Wray; Gina Martin; Emma Ostermeier; Alina Medeiros; Malcolm Little; Kristen Reilly; Jason Gilliland

Are we losing sight of the meaning of “evidence-based nutrition?”

Justine R. Horne

Infants’ and toddlers’ physical activity and sedentary time as measured by accelerometry: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Brianne A. Bruijns, Stephanie Truelove, Andrew M. Johnson, Jason Gilliland & Patricia Tucker