Anne is an urban green and blue space expert specialising in the health and social outcomes of green and blue infrastructure. She is passionate about shaping landscapes and systems that promote human connection with nature for the benefit of people and the planet.
Anne is skilled in using co-design and place-based approaches with diverse stakeholders to produce fit-for-purpose, nature-based solutions that deliver co-benefits across environmental, health and social outcomes.
She is experienced in transdisciplinary, mixed methods research with experience investigating the role of nature-based interventions (Green Gyms, Care Farms) as part of social prescribing within mental health care. Additionally, Anne is proficient in the effectiveness of urban green space interventions for delivering social, health, environmental and equity outcomes.
Anne completed a PhD on the mental health and wellbeing benefits of urban green space at Griffith University’s School of Medicine and holds an adjunct position at the University of Queensland’s Institute for Social Science Research. Her career has spanned diverse sectors and locations with experience in academia, not-for-profit and industry. This includes working as a research fellow at the Institute for Social Science Research at The University of Queensland, Brunel University London, World Health Organisation (European Centre for Environment and Health) in Germany, and Healthy Land and Water in south east Queensland.