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Social and physical environments - what's in it for public health?

Also available to view live via the internet. See details below.


In this seminar, Joreintje will share some of her recent insights into the relationships between aspects of the social (e.g. income inequality, social cohesion) and physical environment (e.g. recreational areas, food environment) with lifestyle behaviours and mental and physical health. Joreintje uses geospatial analysis to link environmental factors to behaviour and health outcomes and investigates the mechanisms through which environments influence these outcomes.


Dr. Joreintje Mackenbach is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Amsterdam UMC. She has co-authored over 45 publications and is the recipient of a grant to investigate the impact of unhealthy food environments. She is also co-founder of the Upstream Team, a network of researchers and policy makers focused on the upstream environmental determinants of lifestyle behaviours and disease outcomes.

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For those unable to be there in person, this seminar will also be offered by webinar. Details on how the webinar works and the link to connect.

Seminar poster

Social and physical environments - what's in it for public health? (PDF)

Nau mai, haere mai! All welcome

Date Tuesday, 9 July 2019
Time 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Audience Public,All University
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Public Lecture
Departmental Seminar
DepartmentPublic Health (Wellington)
LocationSmall Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago Wellington.

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