Xiaoqi Feng

Unless you have a PhD in epidemiology, it’s unlikely that the first thing you think of when it comes to trees and plants is mental health and diabetes prevention – but this is not the case for Dr Xiaoqi Feng.

Dr Feng’s research draws on a range of disciplines including public health, geography and economics to understand what helps keep people healthy and out of hospital. 

Her research involves mapping the availability of green spaces and other environmental factors to explore how where we live promotes health and wellbeing among children, adults and seniors.

Dr Feng’s research also provides valuable insights into the vital features needed in all neighbourhoods to promote a healthier, fairer and happier Australia.