Dr. Melanie Davern

Dr. Melanie Davern

Senior Research Fellow

School of Global, Urban, and Social Studies

College of Design and Social Context


I am excited to be involved in the interdisciplinary collaboration supported by SCCAR. I have particular interest in using spatial research to engage the community, policymakers and planning practitioners in the use of data, the conversion of data into policy relevant information and the dissemination of research evidence into practice. Combining spatial data with existing health survey data can produce powerful research evidence that should be used to build our future communities and cities.

Fields of Research: Public Health and Health Services, Urban and Regional Planning, Built Environment and Design, Psychology

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-3790-0024