Staff profile - Claire Henderson-Wilson

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Dr Claire Henderson-Wilson

Position: Senior Lecturer
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Health & Social Development
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92517268 +61 3 92517268



  • Bachelor of Applied Science, Deakin University, 1999
  • Bachelor of Applied Science, Deakin University, 1998
  • Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2009
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2007


IAPS (International Association for People-Environment Studies)

PHAA (Public Health Association of Australia)


Teaching Interests

Unit Chair: HSH105 and HSH206

Lecturer: HSH306, HSH112 and HSH207

Conferences and seminars

Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference, Melbourne, 25-27 July 2012. International Federation of Home Economics, Melbourne, 16-21 July 2012. 5th Healthy Cities: Working Together to Achieve Liveable Cities Conference, Geelong, 6 8, June 2012. First Year Higher Education Conference, Adelaide, 27-30 June 2010. Healthy Parks Healthy People International Congress, Melbourne, 11-16 April 2010. Australasian Housing Researchers Conference, UNSW Sydney, 5-7 August 2009.


Awards and prizes

ARC APAI (Industry Partners) PhD scholarship holder 2003-2006

Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences Award for Excellence 2010

Health and Social Development Award for Excellence in Service 2010


Research projects

Claire is a founding member of the Health, Nature and Sustainability Research Group (formerly NiCHE), a member of the school's Academic Progress Committee and Research and Research Training Committee and a member of the Centre for Health through Action on Social Exclusion (CHASE) all within the School of Health and Social Development. Through her role as co-ordinator of the Family, Society and Health major, Claire liaises with external partners (such as family support agencies) to enhance graduate learning outcomes and foster community partnerships. Additionally, Claire regularly peer-reviews submitted manuscripts to national and international journals.

Research interests

Housing and health

Families, environments and health

Human health benefits of contact with the natural environment

Quality of life

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