Neil Coffee

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Dr Coffee is a later career academic after senior roles in State and Local Government and has been involved in the application of GIS to population, urban, social and health for more than 30 years. His career includes consulting, local/state government and academia and his work has spanned urban/economic and social geography, urban planning, population health, the impact of the built environment on physical activity and obesity, developing socio-economic GIS databases and the use and adaptation of government collected and maintained administrative data for social and health research, pioneering the integration of GIS into government systems and population modeling.

Research Interests

  • Health/Social/urban/population/planning applications of geographic information systems
  • Spatial data sources
  • Spatial modelling and analysis
  • Health, Urban and Social Geography
  • Population Geography/ Demography
  • Population health
  • Impact of environments on health
  • Physical activity and obesity
  • Built environment
  • Walkability
  • Urban indicators for health research
  • Environmental and social determinants of health

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Fast Foods Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2013 2023

Research Output 2005 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)
location factors
1 Citation (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Correlates of Discordance between Perceived and Objective Distances to Local Fruit and Vegetable Retailers

Baldock, K. L., Paquet, C., Howard, N. J., Coffee, N. T., Taylor, A. W. & Daniel, M., 9 Apr 2019, In : International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 16, 7, p. 1-11 11 p., 1262.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Health Behavior
Geographic Information Systems
1 Citation (Scopus)

Examining adherence to activity monitoring devices to improve physical activity in adults with cardiovascular disease: A systematic review

Marin, T. S., Kourbelis, C., Foote, J., Newman, P., Brown, A., Daniel, M., Coffee, N. T., Nicholls, S. J., Ganesan, A., Versace, V. L., Beks, H., Haedtke, C. A. & Clark, R. A., 1 Mar 2019, In : European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. 26, 4, p. 382-397 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cardiovascular Diseases
Equipment and Supplies
Young Adult
Clinical Trials

Introduction to Antipodean Health Geographies

Mavoa, S., Thornton, L. & Coffee, N., Feb 2019, In : Geographical Research. 57, 1, p. 5-7 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Open Access
health geography
nineteenth century
2 Citations (Scopus)

Public open space exposure measures in Australian health research: A critical review of the literature

Lamb, K. E., Mavoa, S., Coffee, N. T., Parker, K., Richardson, E. A. & Thornton, L. E., Feb 2019, In : Geographical Research. 57, 1, p. 67-83 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
public space
open space
measurement method