New Study: Short- and Long-Term Predicted and Witnessed Consequences of Digital Surveillance During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Scoping Review
New Study: Associations between socio-demographic factors and change in mobility due to COVID-19 restrictions in Ontario, Canada using geographically weighted regression
New Study: Exploring the relationships between worry about climate change, belief about personal responsibility, and mental wellbeing among adolescent and young adults
New HEAL Study: Household food wasting in a net-zero energy neighbourhood: Analyzing relationships between household food waste and pro-environmentalism
Good to the Last Bite?
New Study: Short- and Long-Term Predicted and Witnessed Consequences of Digital Surveillance During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Scoping Reviewhttps://theheal.ca/2024/06/new-study-short-and-long-term-predicted-and-witnessed-consequences-of-digital-surveillance-during-the-covid-19-pandemic-scoping-review/ - copy
New Study: Short- and Long-Term Predicted and Witnessed Consequences of Digital Surveillance During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Scoping Review

A team of researchers led by Leigha Comer with Lorie Donelle, Bradley Hiebert, Maxwell J Smith, Anita Kothari, , , , Jacquelyn Burkell, Jacob J Shelley, Jodi Hall, James Shelley, Tommy Cooke, Marionette...

New Study: Associations between socio-demographic factors and change in mobility due to COVID-19 restrictions in Ontario, Canada using geographically weighted regressionhttps://theheal.ca/2024/06/new-study-associations-between-socio-demographic-factors-and-change-in-mobility-due-to-covid-19-restrictions-in-ontario-canada-using-geographically-weighted-regression/ - copy
New Study: Associations between socio-demographic factors and change in mobility due to COVID-19 restrictions in Ontario, Canada using geographically weighted regression

A team of researchers led by Ben Klar with and recently published an article entitled: “Associations between socio-demographic factors and change in mobility due to COVID-19 restrictions in Ontario,...

New Study: Exploring the relationships between worry about climate change, belief about personal responsibility, and mental wellbeing among adolescent and young adultshttps://theheal.ca/2024/06/new-study-exploring-the-relationships-between-worry-about-climate-change-belief-about-personal-responsibility-and-mental-wellbeing-among-adolescent-and-young-adults/ - copy
New Study: Exploring the relationships between worry about climate change, belief about personal responsibility, and mental wellbeing among adolescent and young adults

HEAL Lab researchers and , along with colleague, Alina Cosma (Trinity College Dublin), recently published an article in Wellbeing, Space and Society titled, “Exploring the relationships between worry...

New HEAL Study: Household food wasting in a net-zero energy neighbourhood: Analyzing relationships between household food waste and pro-environmentalismhttps://theheal.ca/2024/05/new-heal-study-household-food-wasting-in-a-net-zero-energy-neighbourhood-analyzing-relationships-between-household-food-waste-and-pro-environmentalism/ - copy
New HEAL Study: Household food wasting in a net-zero energy neighbourhood: Analyzing relationships between household food waste and pro-environmentalism

A team of researchers led by Haley Everitt with , , and recently published an article entitled: “Household food wasting in a net-zero energy neighbourhood: Analyzing relationships between household food...

Good to the Last Bite?https://theheal.ca/2024/05/good-to-the-last-bite/ - copy
Good to the Last Bite?

HEAL Faculty Associate , along with collaborators , Matthew Lynch, Carly MacArthur, and Lauren Turner, recently published a report titled  Highlighting food waste research conducted by van der Werf, Gilliland...

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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.

The Campus Food Environment and Postsecondary Student Diet: A Systematic Review

Caruso, O., Schaafsma, N., McEachern, L., & Gilliland, J.

The impact of smartphone app–based interventions on adolescents’ dietary intake: a systematic review and evaluation of equity factor reporting in intervention studies

Schaafsma, H., Jantzi, H., Seabrook, J., McEachern, L., Burke, S., Irwin, J., Gilliland, J.

“It Helped Me Feel Like a Researcher”: Reflections on a Capacity-Building Program to Support Teens as Co-Researchers on a Participatory Project

Ferguson, K., Coen, S., & Gilliland, J.