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October 2019

Healthy Urban Environments Collaboratory (HUE)
 is proud to be an undertaking of Maridulu Budyari Gumal (SPHERE). Maridulu Budyari Gumal is an academic health science partnership of 14 leading organisations with an ambitious purpose to change the future of healthcare. Maridulu Budyari Gumal - our Aboriginal name gifted to us by the Dharug people - means ‘working together for good health and wellbeing’.
Latest updates from the HUE Collaboratory and wider Maridulu Budyari Gumal (SPHERE) network.
HUE formed the basic architecture of 'The HIVE': an immersive art installation.
Developed by the SPHERE Knowledge Translation Strategic Platform.

HUE Events

  • HUE was featured in 'The HIVE’: an immersive art installation showcased at the Partnerships for Better Health Symposium (August 2019, ICC, Sydney), developed by SPHERE Knowledge Translation Strategic Platform, led by artist in residence Simone Chua 
  • HUE member Dr Kate Charlesworth (Environmental Sustainability Lead, SESLHD) presented: ‘Carbon Accounting: the next big thing in healthcare’ at the Partnerships for Better Health Symposium (August 2019, ICC, Sydney)
  • HUE member Prof Susan Thompson presented: ‘Health-supportive built environments for the 21st century’ at the St Vincent’s Research week (September 2019, St Vincent's Hospital)
  • Healthy Streets workshop hosted by the Healthy Places Team SWSLHD and Western Sydney Planning Partnership, co-branded by HUE (October 2019)
  • Carbon Accounting workshop hosted by Dr Kate Charlesworth, SESLHD (September 2019)
  • Upcoming workshop: ‘Targeting unhealthy places: A systematic Approach project’ hosted by Prof Jason Prior, UTS (October 2019)

HUE Projects

  • NSW built environment practitioners’ perspectives on place-making opportunities that deliver health and wellbeing outcomes (Led by Professor Nicky Morrison, WSU)
  • Climate change health and vulnerability assessment of South Eastern and South Western Sydney – Scoping Study (Led by Dr Fiona Haigh, UNSW; Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation)
  • Conceptualising unhealthy urban places: The need for a systems approach (Led by Professor Jason Prior, Institute of Sustainable Futures, UTS)
HUE Operations
  • Last week HUE Collaboratory submitted an annual performance report to SPHERE. We reported on our progress and future goals in the areas of: Leadership, Project Activity, Research and Innovation, Translation into Health, Education and Training, Collaboration and Partnerships and CAG funding and leveraging. The report will be assessed by a review panel with representatives from the Ministry of Health, PHN, three medical and nursing academics and a consumer representative. 
  • HUE Collaboratory will provide an oral presentation to showcase our impact to the Maridulu Budyari Gumal, SPHERE council on 7.11.19 at the Mercure Hotel, Sydney.
  • The HUE executive continue to meet monthly. As we head into 2020, the HUE partnership will look to further strengthen:
    • Membership and partnership model
    • Opportunities for member networking
    • Opportunities to leverage partnership strengths
    • Opportunities for joint grant applications
    • Communication and Engagement
    • Education and Training
    • Pathway to translation
HUE Funding Opportunities
  • The HUE Collaboratory 2019 Funding Scheme round 2 closed on 8.10.19. The review panel comprises of the HUE executive, representatives from WSU, UTS, UNSW and an independent SPHERE representative.
  • Stay tuned for further details on the HUE 2020 Funding Scheme Round 1
Events of Interest
Funding Opportunities
If you would like to share events and updates with HUE members and/or the wider Maridulu Budyari Gumal Network, or co-brand your workshops and events please email 

Healthy Urban Environments (HUE) Collaboratory Executive Committee:

Prof Evelyne de Leeuw (UNSW; Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation CHETRE), Prof Donald McNeill (WSU, HUE Deputy Lead), Prof Jason Prior (UTS, HUE Deputy Lead), Julie Dixon (SESLHD), Dr Stephen Conaty (SWSLHD) & Leila Niemela (SPHERE)

Our mailing address is:
HUE Collaboratory, 1 Campbell St, Liverpool NSW 2170

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