Prof. Tim Townshend
Deputy Head of School and Director of Planning and Urban Design
Global Urban Research Unit
School of Architecture Planning and Landscape
Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne
Tim Townshend is Professor of Urban Design for Health at the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University, UK. Over the past decade Tim has established an international research profile on the relationship between the built environment and human health/wellbeing. He has been part of a number of multidisciplinary research projects exploring issues as diverse as obesogenic environment; the benefits of urban parks; and mobility and ageing - and he has published on an equally diverse range of topics. He has delivered addresses at a number of international conferences and events and has sat on a national bodies and advisory committees. His work always aims to be practice relevant and his involvement with the recent ESRC ‘Reuniting Planning and Health’ seminar series which has brought together practitioners and academic from health and planning disciplines, is testament to this. In 2016 he was awarded a prize by the Royal Society for Public Health, UK, for his article on obesogenic environments.