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Shining the light on Environmental Psychology in Australia

Past event - 2023
17 May Start: 12:30 PM | End: 1:30 PM (AEST)
Online, Online, Online, Online
Learn how researchers in Australia are exploring the impact of the natural and built environment on our health, development, and wellbeing. Hear from emerging and established leaders, Dr Alexandra Kleeman (RMIT University), A/Prof Oliver Baumann (Bond University), and Prof Xiaoqi Feng (UNSW).

This event is made possible by a Community Impact Grant awarded from the American Psychological Association, Division 34: Society for Environmental, Population and Conservation Psychology with support from Pint of Science Australia, Deakin University, and the University of South Australia.


Dr Alexandra Kleeman

Alexandra Kleeman is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Urban Research at RMIT University. Her current research interests include the impact of residential environments on residents’ health and wellbeing outcomes. She currently works with Associate Professor Sarah Foster to examine the policy and practice of designing healthy and equitable higher-density housing.

A/Prof Oliver Baumann

Oliver Baumann is an Assistant Professor in the School of Psychology at Bond University. He recently led a study which indicates that people looking at blue sky and trees through a window are more creative and happier than those without a view, which has implications for workplace design and productivity.

Prof Xiaoqi Feng

Xiaoqi Feng is a Professor in the School of Population Health at The University of New South Wales and an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health. Her research focuses on enhancing population wellbeing through identifying modifiable environmental factors that shape health and development across our life course.

(MC) Dr Isabella Bower

Isabella Bower is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of South Australia and the Chief of Staff for Pint of Science Australia. Her research intersects the life and social sciences, exploring whether we can improve brain functioning and mental health through built environment design.