Thursday 19 October | 12:25pm


Prof Chris Rissel

Chris Rissel is Director of the NSW Office of Preventive Health and Professor of Public Health at the University of Sydney. The NSW Office of Preventive Health focuses on childhood and adult obesity prevention. He developed the NSW Charter for Children's Active Travel, and a set of NSW government resources to support the Charter. The adult obesity focus is through the Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service, and Get Healthy at Work. He has over 30 years' experience in all aspects of health promotion practice and research.

He has a strong record of published research in the area of active travel and cycling, and is one of the authors of the national report 'Cycling: Getting Australia Moving'. He has completed a three-year grant to promote increased use of cyclepaths in south-west Sydney – 'Cycling Connecting Communities'. He was an Investigator with the Safer Cycling Study, and recently evaluated new cycling infrastructure in the City of Sydney for the Sydney Travel and Health Study. He is an advocate for active travel, and likes to spend his holidays bicycle touring.


Thursday 19 October | 12:25pm

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