Research and Publications
Links to our research publications investigating the benefits of parks and public open spaces for physical activity and mental health are provided below.
Francis J, Giles-Corti B, Wood L, Knuiman M. Creating Sense of Community: The role of public space. Journal of Environmental Psychology. 2012;32:401-9.
Francis J, Wood L, Knuiman M, Giles-Corti B. Quality or Quantity? Exploring the relationship between public open space attributes and mental health in Perth, Western Australia. Social Science & Medicine 2012;74(10):1570-7.
Sugiyama T, Francis J, Middleton N, Owen N, Giles-Corti B. Associations of Attractiveness, Size, and Proximity of Multiple Neighborhood Open Spaces with Recreational Walking. American Journal of Public Health. 2010;100(9):1752-57.
Sugiyama T, Leslie E, Giles-Corti B, Owen N. Associations of neighbourhood greenness with physical and mental health: Do walking, social coherence and local social interaction explain the relationships? Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2008;62:e9.