Dr Karen Lee
The Australian National Preventive Health Agency and the University of Canberra hosted a visit by New York City planning guru Dr Karen Lee at a seminar in Canberra recently.
Dr Lee is an Adjunct Professor at the Schools of Public Health at University of Alberta and Toronto, as well as the New York Health Department's Built Environment Program Director and has worked with the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organisation.
During the seminar on Urban Design & Healthy Environments Dr Lee presented insights into the model used in the development and implementation of policies and initiatives around urban design and creating a healthy environment using examples from the New York City Active Design Guidelines and their associated activities.
Dr Lee is a respected US academic who works within government to implement designs for cities struggling with congestion issues. She is also a long-term advocate for healthy, people-friendly, environmentally sustainable cities and has spoken and written widely about the issue. Dr Lee has won awards for her expertise in public health and planning and she is speaking at a series of seminars and meetings across Australia (on behalf of herself).
Karen K. Lee, MD, MHSc is Adjunct Professor at the Schools of Public Health at University of Alberta and Toronto. Since 2004, Dr. Lee has been working on ways to improve the Built Environment for Health, particularly the current epidemics of obesity and non-communicable diseases like heart disease and diabetes. In this regard, she has worked with and for a variety of health and non-health organisations in the U.S, Canada and globally, including the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, NYC's Health Dept., the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation, the World Health Organization, the American Institute of Architects, the American Planning Association, the U.S. Green Buildings Council, and more recently the National Heart Foundation of Australia.
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Professor Jeff French
Professor French has extensive experience in developing, leading and evaluating behaviour change projects, social marketing programmes and the development of social communication strategies at international, national, regional and local levels. With over 35 years experience at the interface between the government, public, private and NGO sectors Professor French has a broad practical understanding of national and international health and social development issues and how they can be tackled and evaluated.
Professor French presented on the themes of:
Nudges, Shoves, Hugs and Smacks, an introduction to the concepts and to the cost value matrix model and how it can be used in social marketing programme planning
From easy choices to desired and demanded healthy choices: the role of social marketing - The power and application of social marketing, and why it needs to be an integral part of social programmes.
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