To support development of a Healthy Airports concept with potential partners Liverpool Council, WSACo, ICAO, ACI and SWSLHD

Project Status

Current Projects

Chief Investigators

Evelyne de Leeuw

Project Coordinator

Alana Crimeen, Fiona Haigh

Team Members

Karla Jaques, Andrew Reid, Stephen Conaty (SWSLHD), Bin Jalaludin (SWSLHD), Peter Sainsbury (SWSLHD), Maria Beer (SWSLHD), Robert Freestone (BE UNSW)

Project Rationale

Western Sydney Airport (Badgerys Creek) will open in 2026 and will have major impact on health opportunities in Sydney and beyond.

Project Aim/s

To develop an ARC Linkage grant through organisation of networking opportunities

Project Design and Method

Expert consultation, paper validation.


Barmania, S. (2018). Improving the health impacts of airports: Airport and aviation authorities are starting to recognize that airports do not have to be unhealthy. Bulletin of the World Health Organization96(8), 518.

de Leeuw, E., Crimeen, A., Freestone, R., Jalaludin, B., Sainsbury, P., Hirono, K., & Reid, A. (2018). Healthy Airports. CHETRE, SWSLHD, Liverpool


Evelyne de Leeuw Phone: 02 8738 9311 Email:

Key Partners

South Western Sydney Local Health District


South Western Sydney Local Health District

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Health Environment
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