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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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Glycosylated Hemoglobin A Medicine & Life Sciences
Walking Medicine & Life Sciences
public space Earth & Environmental Sciences
open space Earth & Environmental Sciences
Obesity Medicine & Life Sciences
Body Mass Index Medicine & Life Sciences
Fast Foods Medicine & Life Sciences
Education Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2013 2017

Research Output 2005 2019

location factors
1 Citations

Adherence to activity monitoring devices or smartphone applications for improving physical activity in adults with cardiovascular disease: a systematic review protocol

Kourbelis, C., Franzon, J., Foote, J., Brown, A., DANIEL, M., COFFEE, N., Newman, P., Ganesan, A., Nicholls, S. & Clark, R. A. Aug 2018 In : JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. 16, 8, p. 1634-1642 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Cardiovascular Diseases
Equipment and Supplies
2 Citations

Are perceived and objective distances to fresh food and physical activity resources associated with cardiometabolic risk?

Baldock, K. L., Paquet, C., Howard, N. J., Coffee, N. T., Taylor, A. W. & Daniel, M. 29 Jan 2018 In : International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 15, 2, p. 1-17 17 p., 224

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals
2 Citations

Does where you live influence your socio-economic status?

Lockwood, T., Coffee, N. T., Rossini, P., Niyonsenga, T. & McGreal, S. Mar 2018 In : Land Use Policy. 72, p. 152-160 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

socioeconomic status
social status