Gweneth Leigh

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Gweneth is a landscape architect and Research Fellow in the Mental Health Policy Unit at the Health Research Institute.  Her work focuses on the impact of the built environment on community health and behaviour.  Her current research focuses on how the design of outdoor spaces - particularly secondary schoolyards - can better meet the wellbeing needs of adolescents. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Is the schoolyard sick? Investigating the design impacts of secondary schoolyards on perceptions of student wellbeing

1 Feb 202020 Mar 2024

Award Date: 20 Mar 2024

Master, Landscape Architecture, Harvard University

1 Sept 200015 May 2003

Award Date: 15 May 2003

Bachelor, Science, Natural Resources, University of Michigan

1 Sept 19911 May 1995

Award Date: 1 May 1995


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