Dr Claire Henderson-Wilson

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Health & Soc. Dev.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

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

Contact

Research interests

Housing and health

Families, environments and health

Human health benefits of contact with the natural environment

Sustainability and health 

Affiliations

IAPS (International Association for People-Environment Studies)

PHAA (Public Health Association of Australia - Ecology and Environment Special Interest Group)

PANA (People and Nature Alliance) 

Teaching interests

Family, society and health

Health and sustainability

Units taught

Unit Chair: HSH324 and HSH340

Knowledge areas

People-environment relationships

Health benefits of contact with nature

Urbanisation and sustainability

Family health and wellbeing

Expertise

Claire is involved in both completing and supervising a number of projects investigating the health benefits of contact with nature and in recent years, her research has predominantly focused on the health and wellbeing benefits of community garden participation and the role of animals in enhancing health and wellbeing.
  • Health and wellbeing

Conferences

• ‘Addressing Food Related Challenges to Promote Human and Planetary Health’, IUHPE 23rd World Conference on Health Promotion, Rotorua New Zealand, 7-11 April 2019.
• “Take it as it comes”: How Australian families make the return to co-residence work presented at Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference, Melbourne, 25-27 July 2018.
• ‘Users’ Experiences of Accessing a Children's Sensory Garden in a Health Care Centre’ presented at Australian Therapeutic Landscapes Conference, Adelaide, 13 October 2017.
•  ‘Exploring the health and wellbeing experiences in accessing nature within an urban healthcare setting’ presented at Australian Therapeutic Landscapes Conference, Adelaide, 13 October 2017.
• ‘YIMBY: Yes In My Back Yard! Profiling and modelling campus sustainability action through food research’ presented at One Health Ecohealth Congress, Melbourne, 3-7 December 2016.
• ‘Improving natural environments and human health by enhancing the delivery of environmental volunteering programs’, One Health Ecohealth Congress, Melbourne, 3-7 December 2016.
• ‘Health benefits and associated economic value of parks and park use in Australia’ presented at Parks Victoria forum, Melbourne, 12 May 2016.
• Journal of Youth Studies, Copenhagen March 30-1 April 2015.

Research groups

Health, Nature and Sustainability Research Group

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Institute for Health Transformation - Determinants group 

Awards

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


2016 Vice Chancellor’s Award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Healthy Deakin’.

Green Impact Award – Innovation, 2018

Projects

Claire is invovled in a number of projects investigating links between health, nature and sustainability. For example, the benefits of green prescriptions; environmental workplace mental health promotion; young people’s mental health promotion in a climate changed world; Animal Assisted Interventions in university settings and the role of university community gardens in promoting health and wellbeing. 

Publications

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2019

A systematic review of access to green spaces in healthcare facilities

R Weerasuriya, C Henderson-Wilson, M Townsend

(2019), Vol. 40, pp. 125-132, Urban forestry and urban greening, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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New frontiers in community initiatives to increase vegetable consumption

Sue Noy, Rebecca Patrick, Claire Henderson-Wilson, Sonia Nuttman, Isabella Ryan

(2019), Vol. 30, pp. 52-61, Health promotion journal of Australia, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Sowing social inclusion for marginalised residents of a social housing development through a community garden

Nkolika Mmako, Teresa Capetola, Claire Henderson-Wilson

(2019), Vol. 30, pp. 350-358, Health promotion journal of Australia, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Human wellbeing and the health of the environment: local indicators that balance the scales

R Patrick, A Shaw, A Freeman, C Henderson-Wilson, J Lawson, M Davison, T Capetola, C Lee

(2019), Vol. 146, pp. 651-667, Social indicators research, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

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2018

The cost of sustainability in higher education: staff and student views of a campus food culture

A Shaw, T Capetola, J Lawson, C Henderson-Wilson, B Murphy

(2018), Vol. 19, pp. 376-392, International journal of sustainability in higher education, Bingley, Eng., C1

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Young Australian adults re-launching from home: it's time to move on

Elyse Warner, Claire Henderson-Wilson, Fiona Andrews

(2018), Vol. 47, pp. 25-41, Family and consumer sciences research journal, London, Eng., C1

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Accessing green spaces within a healthcare setting: a mixed studies review of barriers and facilitators

Rona Weerasuriya, Claire Henderson-Wilson, Mardie Townsend

(2018), pp. 1-22, HERD: health environments research and design journal, London, Eng., C1

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2017

'You just accept': Australian parents' and young adults' feelings towards returning to co-residence

E Warner, C Henderson-Wilson, F Andrews

(2017), Vol. 6, pp. 411-426, Families, relationships and societies, Bristol, Eng., C1

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"It's give and take": Australian families' experiences of negotiating financial and domestic contributions when young adults return home

E Warner, C Henderson-Wilson, F Andrews

(2017), Vol. 38, pp. 541-555, Journal of family and economic issues, New York, N.Y., C1

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Greening the city: the health evidence of urban nature

M Townsend, C Henderson-Wilson

(2017), pp. 375-394, Healthy cities: the theory, policy, and practice of value-based urban planning, New York, N.Y., B1-1

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Perceived health benefits and willingness to pay for parks by park users: quantitative and qualitative research

C Henderson-Wilson, K-L Sia, J Veitch, P Staiger, P Davidson, P Nicholls

(2017), Vol. 14, pp. 1-18, International journal of environmental research and public health, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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2016

Urbanisation, climate change and health equity: how can health promotion contribute?

R Patrick, S Noy, C Henderson-Wilson

(2016), Vol. 54, pp. 34-49, International journal of health promotion and education, London, Eng., C1

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Exploring the health and well-being experiences in accessing gardens within a health care setting in Australia: the preliminary findings

R Weerasuriya, M Townsend, C Henderson-Wilson, S Wells

(2016), Vol. 1121, pp. 59-6, ISHS 2016 : Horticulture and Human Communities : Proceedings of the People Plan Symposium, Chania, Crete, E1-1

conference
2015

Challenges in the family: problematic substance use and sibling relationships

L Incerti, C Henderson-Wilson, M Dunn

(2015), Vol. 96, pp. 29-38, Family matters, Melbourne, Australia, C1

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Exploring ecosystems and health by shifting to a regional focus: perspectives from the Oceania EcoHealth Chapter

J Kingsley, R Patrick, P Horwitz, M Parkes, A Jenkins, C Massy, C Henderson-Wilson, K Arabena

(2015), Vol. 12, pp. 12706-12722, International journal of environmental research and public health, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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2013

Developing an exploratory framework linking australian aboriginal peoples' connection to country and concepts of wellbeing

J Kingsley, M Townsend, C Henderson-Wilson, B Bolam

(2013), Vol. 10, pp. 678-698, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, C1

journal
2012

Parenting and place : pilot study exploring experiences of women from inner and outer Melbourne suburbs

F Andrews, C Henderson-Wilson, M Townsend

(2012), pp. 1-11, 5th Health Citites : Working Together to Achieve Liveable Cities : Book of Proceedings 2012, Geelong, Vic., E1

conference

'Everyone's life is so different': The experiences of young Australian adults who return home

E Warner, C Henderson-Wilson, F Andrews

(2012), Vol. 31, pp. 28-34, Youth Studies Australia, C1

journal
2010

Sustainable high-rise developments : factors impacting on residents' health and well-being

C Henderson-Wilson

(2010), pp. 59-72, Environment, health, and sustainable development, Toronto, Ont., B1

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Using a qualitative approach to research to build trust between a non-aboriginal researcher and aboriginal participants (Australia)

J Kingsley, R Phillips, M Townsend, C Henderson-Wilson

(2010), Vol. 10, pp. 2-12, Qualitative Research Journal, C1

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2009

Cultivating health and wellbeing : members' perceptions of the health benefits of a Port Melbourne community garden

J Kingsley, M Townsend, C Henderson-Wilson

(2009), Vol. 28, pp. 207-219, Leisure studies, London, England, C1

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Investigating health, economic and socio-political factors that need consideration when establishing Victorian aboriginal land management projects

J Kingsley, D Aldous, M Townsend, R Phillips, C Henderson-Wilson

(2009), Vol. 16, pp. 113-123, Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, C1

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Flying the coop : why is the move out of home proving unsustainable?

E Warner, C Henderson-Wilson, F Andrews

(2009), pp. 1-14, Proceedings of the 4th Australasian Housing Researchers' Conference 2009, Sydney, N.S.W., E1-1

conference

Rediscovering nature in everyday settings: Or how to create healthy environments and healthy people

C Maller, C Henderson-Wilson, M Townsend

(2009), Vol. 6, pp. 553-556, EcoHealth, C1-1

journal
2008

Inner city high-rise living : a catalyst for social exclusion and social connectedness?

C Henderson-Wilson

(2008), pp. 1-13, Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Australasian Housing Researchers? Conference, Melbourne, Vic., E1-1

conference

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Community planning and capacity building on the Richmond Public Housing Estate

Dr Lisa Gibbs, Dr Claire Henderson-Wilson, Prof Elizabeth Waters

  • 2007: $25,000

Contribution of Public Land to Melbourne's Liveability

A/Prof Mardie Townsend, Dr Claire Henderson-Wilson

  • 2009: $5,005

Delacombe evidence base and case for change

A/Prof Mardie Townsend, Dr Claire Henderson-Wilson

  • 2010: $6,000

Healthy Parks, Healthy People 3rd Edition

A/Prof Mardie Townsend, Dr Claire Henderson-Wilson

  • 2015: $389
  • 2014: $19,276

Integrated Environmental Volunteering Initiative

Mr Matthew Ebden, A/Prof Mardie Townsend, Dr Rebecca Patrick, Dr Claire Henderson-Wilson, Dr Lynne McLoughlin

  • 2017: $52,917
  • 2015: $105,834

Evaluation of gardens at the Queen Elizabeth Centre

Dr Claire Henderson-Wilson, Ms Rona Weerasuriya, A/Prof Mardie Townsend

  • 2017: $11,939
  • 2016: $10,000

Industry and Other Funding

Evaluation of Out Doors Inc Programs

A/Prof Mardie Townsend, Dr Claire Henderson-Wilson

  • 2013: $32,823

Increase consumption and sales by developing community awareness and benefits of vegetables (scoping study)

Dr Rebecca Patrick, Dr Claire Henderson-Wilson

  • 2017: $79,500

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2016

Ronamali Weerasuriya

Thesis entitled: Exploring users' health experiences in hospital gardens

Doctor of Philosophy (Health & Social Development), School of Health & Social Development

2015

Christopher Reed

Thesis entitled: The origins, development and perceived effectiveness of horticulture-based therapy programs in Victoria

Doctor of Philosophy (Health & Social Development), School of Health & Social Development

2014

Elyse Fay Warner

Thesis entitled: Returning to co-residence: The experiences of young adults and parents

Doctor of Philosophy (Health & Social Development), School of Health & Social Development

Associate Supervisor
2015

Jonathan Yotti Kingsley

Thesis entitled: If the land is healthy ... it makes the people healthy

Doctor of Philosophy (Health & Social Development), School of Health & Social Development