Dr Alison Carver - Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Accreditation in-progress - Supervisor is eligible to co-supervise with another fully accredited supervisor (Principal Supervisor)


I am interested in the impact of the built environment on health outcomes across the lifespan. Current projects examine associations between greenspace and mental health in older adults, and the impact of the built environment on children's active transport and household travel patterns.

My PhD (Deakin, 2009) examined associations between neighbourhood safety and children's physical activity. My Post-doctoral research at Deakin University examined the impact of the built and social environment on children's active transport and independent mobility.


Phone :8334 (Melbourne)
Email :alison.carver@acu.edu.au
URIs : Staff Directory Profile

Research Interests

Built environment ; Physical Activity ; Mental Health ; Active transport ;

Methods Expertise

Geographic Information Systems ; Linear regression ; Logistic regression ; Survey Design ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications


Bicycles gathering dust rather than raising dust - Prevalence and predictors of cycling among Australian schoolchildren., in ournal of Science and Medicine in Sport 2015, 18(5):540-544


Independent mobility on the journey to school: a joint cross-sectional and prospective exploration of social and physical environmental influences., in Journal of Transport and Health 2014; 1: 25-32.

Active transport, independent mobility and territorial range among children residing in disadvantaged areas., in Journal of Transport and Health 2014; 1: 25-32.


A comparison study of childrena??s independent mobility in England and Australia., in Childrena??s Geographies, 2013; 11 (4): 461-475

Parental chauffeurs: what drives their transport choice?, in Journal of Transport Geography 2013; 26:72-77.