Sarah Foster

Summary

Affiliation: University of Western Australia
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The built environment, neighborhood crime and constrained physical activity: an exploration of inconsistent findings
    Sarah Foster
    School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia
    Prev Med 47:241-51. 2008
  2. pmc A new urban planning code's impact on walking: the residential environments project
    Hayley Christian
    Centre for Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia
    Am J Public Health 103:1219-28. 2013
  3. pmc The association between neighborhood greenness and weight status: an observational study in Perth Western Australia
    Gavin Pereira
    Centre for the Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, M707, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
    Environ Health 12:49. 2013
  4. pmc Access to commercial destinations within the neighbourhood and walking among Australian older adults
    Andrea Nathan
    Centre for the Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:133. 2012
  5. pmc People living in hilly residential areas in metropolitan Perth have less diabetes: spurious association or important environmental determinant?
    Karen Villanueva
    Centre for the Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Western Australia 6009, Australia
    Int J Health Geogr 12:59. 2013
  6. doi request reprint The impact of neighborhood walkability on walking: Does it differ across adult life stage and does neighborhood buffer size matter?
    Karen Villanueva
    Centre for the Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Western Australia 6009, Australia Electronic address
    Health Place 25:43-6. 2014
  7. pmc The association between neighborhood greenness and cardiovascular disease: an observational study
    Gavin Pereira
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, 100 Roberts Road, Subiaco, WA 6008, Australia
    BMC Public Health 12:466. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Neighbourhood design and fear of crime: a social-ecological examination of the correlates of residents' fear in new suburban housing developments
    Sarah Foster
    Centre for the Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Crawley WA 6009, Australia
    Health Place 16:1156-65. 2010
  9. doi request reprint The influence of the built environment, social environment and health behaviors on body mass index. results from RESIDE
    Hayley Christian
    Centre for the Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
    Prev Med 53:57-60. 2011
  10. pmc A place for play? The influence of the home physical environment on children's physical activity and sedentary behaviour
    Clover Maitland
    School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:99. 2013

Detail Information

Publications14

  1. doi request reprint The built environment, neighborhood crime and constrained physical activity: an exploration of inconsistent findings
    Sarah Foster
    School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia
    Prev Med 47:241-51. 2008
    ..This paper reviews the quantitative evidence to date, seeking to explain the inconsistencies, and offers recommendations for future research...
  2. pmc A new urban planning code's impact on walking: the residential environments project
    Hayley Christian
    Centre for Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia
    Am J Public Health 103:1219-28. 2013
    ..We examined whether people moving into a housing development designed according to a state government livable neighborhoods subdivision code engage in more walking than do people who move to other types of developments...
  3. pmc The association between neighborhood greenness and weight status: an observational study in Perth Western Australia
    Gavin Pereira
    Centre for the Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, M707, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
    Environ Health 12:49. 2013
    ..This research was an investigation of weight status and neighborhood greenness using objectively measured satellite remote sensing for a large population representative sample...
  4. pmc Access to commercial destinations within the neighbourhood and walking among Australian older adults
    Andrea Nathan
    Centre for the Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:133. 2012
    ....
  5. pmc People living in hilly residential areas in metropolitan Perth have less diabetes: spurious association or important environmental determinant?
    Karen Villanueva
    Centre for the Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Western Australia 6009, Australia
    Int J Health Geogr 12:59. 2013
    ..We explored whether living in 'hilly' neighbourhoods was associated with diabetes prevalence among the Australian adult population...
  6. doi request reprint The impact of neighborhood walkability on walking: Does it differ across adult life stage and does neighborhood buffer size matter?
    Karen Villanueva
    Centre for the Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Western Australia 6009, Australia Electronic address
    Health Place 25:43-6. 2014
    ..We conclude that neighborhood walkability supports more walking regardless of adult life stage and is relevant for small (e.g., 200m) and larger (e.g., 1600m) neighborhood buffers. ..
  7. pmc The association between neighborhood greenness and cardiovascular disease: an observational study
    Gavin Pereira
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, 100 Roberts Road, Subiaco, WA 6008, Australia
    BMC Public Health 12:466. 2012
    ..We investigated the effect of neighborhood greenness on both self-reported and hospital admissions of coronary heart disease or stroke, accounting for ambient air quality, socio-demographic, behavioral and biological factors...
  8. doi request reprint Neighbourhood design and fear of crime: a social-ecological examination of the correlates of residents' fear in new suburban housing developments
    Sarah Foster
    Centre for the Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Crawley WA 6009, Australia
    Health Place 16:1156-65. 2010
    ....
  9. doi request reprint The influence of the built environment, social environment and health behaviors on body mass index. results from RESIDE
    Hayley Christian
    Centre for the Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
    Prev Med 53:57-60. 2011
    ..To examine the individual, behavioral, social and built environment correlates of body mass index (BMI) in an Australian adult population...
  10. pmc A place for play? The influence of the home physical environment on children's physical activity and sedentary behaviour
    Clover Maitland
    School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:99. 2013
    ....
  11. doi request reprint Planning safer suburbs: do changes in the built environment influence residents' perceptions of crime risk?
    Sarah Foster
    Centre for the Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009, Australia Electronic address
    Soc Sci Med 97:87-94. 2013
    ..g., minimising incivilities, improved lighting and aesthetics)...
  12. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic area disparities in tobacco retail outlet density: a Western Australian analysis
    Lisa J Wood
    Centre for the Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia
    Med J Aust 198:489-91. 2013
    ....
  13. doi request reprint The co-benefits for health of investing in active transportation
    Billie Giles-Corti
    Centre for the Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia
    N S W Public Health Bull 21:122-7. 2010
    ..More co-benefit and economic analyses research is required to inform 'joined-up' policy solutions...
  14. pmc Access to alcohol outlets, alcohol consumption and mental health
    Gavin Pereira
    Yale Center for Perinatal, Pediatric, and Environmental Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
    PLoS ONE 8:e53461. 2013
    ..We observed strong evidence for a small association between residential exposure to liquor stores and harmful consumption of alcohol, and some support for a moderate-sized effect on hospital contacts for anxiety, stress, and depression...