Dr Tracy Washington

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PhD (Arizona State University), Master of Arts (California State University)

Dr Tracy Sherwood Washington is a lecturer in Urban and Regional Planning, School of Civil Engineering Built Environment in the faculty of Science and Engineering at QUT. Tracy is an Exercise Physiologist with research interests in the built environment and health outcomes. Her transdisciplinary research focuses on policy and enhancing the ways in which environments support active and healthy living. Her current research includes an Australian Research Council Linkage grant evaluating physical activity levels and park design in the Moreton Bay region. Additional projects include investigating active transport interventions and the uptake of e-bikes as a mode of transport and a means to improve health and well-being.

QUT is conducting ground-breaking transport research, with transdisciplinary expertise across science and engineering, health and business. We work with national and international industry and government partners to solve real world transport problems. Our researchers specialise in public transport planning and operations, intelligent transport systems, traffic engineering, transport planning, driver behaviour and transport infrastructure asset management. QUT is also home to the Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q) whose research informs government policy and legislation to reduce road trauma. QUT’s Institute for Future Environments is conducting research studying the road environment and activity patterns of cyclists to reduce crashes; and identifying the motivators and barriers to electric bike (e-bike) use to support and encourage uptake in Queensland.

Projects

Additional information

Title
Intergenerational park design for active and engaged communities
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP160101341
Start year
2017
Keywords
  • Evaluation of urban design standards for pedestrian pathways in the central commercial area of Riyadh
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Debra Cushing
  • Multifarious Behaviours of Adults Within Neighbourhood Park Settings
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Debra Cushing
  • How do the residential circumstances of older people affect their role in sustaining communities?
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Laurie Buys, Dr Desley Vine
  • Development and Implementation of a Health Promotion Intervention to Reduce Sedentary Behaviour among Male Office Workers in Saudi Arabia: The Slim (Sit Less, Impress and Motivate) Study
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Kristiann Heesch, Professor Stewart Trost
  • Promoting Active Commuting to Increase Physical Activity Among Office Workers: A Social Cognitive Approach
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Kristiann Heesch
  • Preferences of Youth for Social Engagement in Neighbourhood-Parks
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Debra Cushing, Professor Laurie Buys