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: Dr. Richard Sadler
HEAL Alumni Profile: Dr. Richard Sadler

shares his graduate experience, research, and role as a current HEAL Faculty Associate. Dr. Richard Sadler completed his PhD in Geography with Dr. Jason Gilliland in the HEAL in 2013. During his studies...

Promoting healthy beverage consumption habits among elementary school children
Promoting healthy beverage consumption habits among elementary school children

Canadian children are consuming high amounts of sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs). These beverages include regular pop, fruit flavoured drinks, sport drinks, and energy drinks. To help improve the diet...

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...

Advancing the Evidence Base for the Field: Children and Nature Network
Advancing the Evidence Base for the Field: Children and Nature Network

In this video, Dr. Cathy Jordan from the University of Minnesota and the Children & Nature Network presents: Advancing the Evidence Base for the Field: Children & Nature Network's Research Activation...

Galvanizing an outdoor play movement in Canada
Galvanizing an outdoor play movement in Canada

In this video, Shawna Babcock from Outdoor Play Canada presents Galvanizing an outdoor play moment in Canada.The Children’s Health and the Environment Workshop & Symposium (CHEWS) was held at Western...

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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.