Congratulations to HEAL Graduate Student Alexandra Overvelde who received a Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
New HEAL Study Examines Elementary School Children’s Knowledge about Food and Nutrition in Southwestern Ontario, Canada
New HEAL Study Examines how Children’s Gender Influences Parents’ Perceptions of the Local Environment and their Influence on Children’s Independent Mobility
New HEAL study examines the impact of climate change awareness on children’s mental well-being and negative emotions
New Study Applies the Go-Along Method to Enhance Understandings of Occupation in Context
Congratulations to HEAL Graduate Student Alexandra Overvelde who received a Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canadahttps://theheal.ca/2022/01/congratulations-to-heal-graduate-student-alexandra-overvelde-who-received-a-canada-graduate-scholarship-from-the-social-sciences-and-humanities-research-council-of-canada/ - copy
Congratulations to HEAL Graduate Student Alexandra Overvelde who received a Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

’s MA research, under the supervision of in the Department of Geography and Environment, examines how workplace changes resulting from the pandemic have affected the health and overall wellbeing of employees...

New HEAL Study Examines Elementary School Children’s Knowledge about Food and Nutrition in Southwestern Ontario, Canadahttps://theheal.ca/2022/01/new-heal-study-examines-elementary-school-childrens-knowledge-about-food-and-nutrition-in-southwestern-ontario-canada/ - copy
New HEAL Study Examines Elementary School Children’s Knowledge about Food and Nutrition in Southwestern Ontario, Canada

A team of researchers led by Paige Colley with , Sarah Woodruff, and recently published a study entitled: “Examining Elementary School Children’s Knowledge about Food and Nutrition in Southwestern Ontario,...

New HEAL Study Examines how Children’s Gender Influences Parents’ Perceptions of the Local Environment and their Influence on Children’s Independent Mobilityhttps://theheal.ca/2021/12/new-heal-study-examines-how-childrens-gender-influences-parents-perceptions-of-the-local-environment-and-their-influence-on-childrens-independent-mobility/ - copy
New HEAL Study Examines how Children’s Gender Influences Parents’ Perceptions of the Local Environment and their Influence on Children’s Independent Mobility

A team of researches led by Alina Medeiros with , , , and recently published a study entitled: “Examining how children’s gender influences parents’ perceptions of the local environment and their influence...

New HEAL study examines the impact of climate change awareness on children’s mental well-being and negative emotionshttps://theheal.ca/2021/12/new-heal-study-examines-the-impact-of-climate-change-awareness-on-childrens-mental-well-being-and-negative-emotions/ - copy
New HEAL study examines the impact of climate change awareness on children’s mental well-being and negative emotions

A team of researchers led by with Kristen Reilly, , and recently published a study entitled: “The impact of climate change awareness on children’s mental well-being and negative...

New Study Applies the Go-Along Method to Enhance Understandings of Occupation in Contexthttps://theheal.ca/2021/12/new-study-applies-the-go-along-method-to-enhance-understandings-of-occupation-in-context/ - copy
New Study Applies the Go-Along Method to Enhance Understandings of Occupation in Context

A team of researchers let by Carri Hand with Katherine Stewart, Debbie Laliberte Rudman, Colleen McGrath, Jami McFarland, and recently published an article entitled: “Applying the Go-Along Method to Enhance...

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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.

How Neighbourhood Food Environments and a Pay-as-You-Throw (PAYT) Waste Program Impact Household Food Waste Disposal in the City of Toronto

van der Werf, P., Larsen, K., Seabrook, J.A., & Gilliland, J.

Examining Factors of Accelerometer‐Measured Sedentary Time in a Sample of Rural Canadian Children

Button, B, Martin, G, Clark, A, Graat, M, Gilliland, J.

Measuring temporal differences in rural Canadian children’s moderate to vigorous physical activity

Button, B.L.G, Clark, A.F., Martin, G., Graat, M., & Gilliland, J.A.