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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Walking Medicine & Life Sciences
public space Earth & Environmental Sciences
open space Earth & Environmental Sciences
Body Mass Index Medicine & Life Sciences
Glycosylated Hemoglobin A Medicine & Life Sciences
Geographic Information Systems Medicine & Life Sciences
Waist Circumference Medicine & Life Sciences
Obesity Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2013 2023

Research Output 2005 2020

Open Access
residential areas
waist circumference
Waist Circumference
socioeconomic status
2 Citations (Scopus)

Aeromedical retrievals of people for mental health care and the low level of clinical support in rural and remote Australia

Gardiner, F. W., Coleman, M., Teoh, N., Harwood, A., Coffee, N. T., Gale, L., Bishop, L. & Laverty, M., 1 Oct 2019, In : Medical Journal of Australia. 211, 8, p. 351-356 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mental Health
Delivery of Health Care
Mental Disorders
Rural Population
1 Downloads (Pure)

Comparison of general and cardiac care-specific indices of spatial access in Australia

Versace, V. L., Coffee, N. T., Franzon, J., Turner, D., Lange, J., Taylor, D. & Clark, R., 25 Jul 2019, In : PLoS One. 14, 7, p. 1-13 13 p., 0219959.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Chi-Square Distribution
urban areas
Research Design
2 Citations (Scopus)
location factors
1 Citation (Scopus)
6 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