Children's health and wellbeing in the car era

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This seminar is hosted by the Judith Lumley Centre, La Trobe University.

Wednesday 07 June 2023 12:30 pm (Add to calendar)
Stacey Hokke or Charlie Benzie, Judith Lumley Centre;
Presented by:
Dr Hulya Gilbert, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, La Trobe University
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Hulya Gilbert is an urban planner, demographer and researcher with over 15 years of industry experience with both local government and non-government sectors. She was awarded her PhD in 2020. Her PhD research explored the multifaceted and relational aspects of children’s everyday mobilities with a particular focus on the environmental cost of car-dependent lifestyles. This PhD research project consisted of a wide range of social research methods including surveys and travel diaries completed by children aged 9 to 18 years, and their parents living in Adelaide and Melbourne. This research was awarded for its excellence by the Planning Institute of Australia and the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia.

Prior to starting her academic career, Hulya worked as the Planning Adviser for the Office of Catholic Education, South Australia, providing social and strategic planning advice in relation to the socio-spatial needs of individual schools and the whole of Catholic education as a sector. Hulya currently works as a lecturer in planning and human geography at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, La Trobe University. Her primary research interests are healthy, socially and environmentally sustainable and just cities, the flows of power that shape our planning and transport discourses and the implications of these for social and spatial justice.

The Judith Lumley Centre lunchtime seminars are free and open to all.  Held on the first Wednesday of every month from February to December. These seminars showcase the work of national and international academics/researchers.

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