PowerLab - Population Wellbeing and Environment Research Lab


Associate Professor Xiaoqi Feng and Professor Thomas Astell-Burt are the Founding Co-Directors of PowerLab, which is part of the School of Health and Society in the Faculty of Social Sciences. 

Obesity, type 2 diabetes, dementia and social isolation are the epidemics of modern times and have been linked to urbanization that does not prioritise people. In PowerLab, we explore how positive changes could be made.

The goal of the PowerLab is to enhance understandings of how people and equity orientated changes in urban environments can enable population wellbeing and human flourishing across the lifecourse.

We work with policymakers, practitioners and the public to coproduce, collaborate and communicate evidence. If you are interested in what we do, please let us know by email.

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PowerFest '18

Population Wellbeing and Environment Research Lab Festival. Can Urban Greening Advance Population Wellbeing in the Asia-Pacific? Register now or view the program here.  

PowerLab Newsletter - Issue 2

PowerLab Newsletter Issue 2

Issue 2 of our PowerLab newsletter is available now. Read about our 2017 highlights, as well as updates from our Co-Directors, and plans for PowerLab in 2018. You can also read previous editions of our newsletter at our Newsletter Archive.