Melanie Davern

Senior Research Fellow at RMIT University and Director of the Australian Urban Observatory

Dr Melanie Davern is a Senior Research Fellow at RMIT University and Director of the Australian Urban Observatory a new digital planning tool delivering liveability indicators for municipalities, suburbs and neighbourhoods across the 21 largest cities in Australia.

Melanie has specific expertise in the cross disciplines of applied public health and urban planning research particularly research translation of this knowledge into policy and planning practice through the development and application of social, economic and environmental indicators.