Gavin Turrell

Senior Research Fellow and Professor @ Institute for Health and Ageing (Australian Catholic University)

Gavin Turrell is a Senior Research Fellow and Professor at the Institute for Health and Ageing (Australian Catholic University) in Melbourne. His primary research interests are in social epidemiology, with a particular focus on the social determinants of health and health inequalities. Gavin is the Principal Investigator of the HABITAT Project, a large longitudinal study of the neighbourhood environment and health among mid- and older-aged residents of Brisbane City (https://iha.acu.edu.au/research/research-projects/habitat-project/). Prof. Turrell is also a Chief Investigator on the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Healthy, Liveable Communities, where he is undertaking a research program examining whether the neighbourhood built environment is causally related to health and wellbeing. Throughout his career Gavin has published on a wide range of topics focusing on the built and social environment, transport, socioeconomic inequality, health related behaviours, (physical activity, diet, smoking, and alcohol), and chronic disease.