Jason Gilliland

Director, Urban Development Program
Cross Appointed with School of Health Studies, the Department of Paediatrics and Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Jason Gilliland

Contact Information

Office: Room 2432, SSC
Tel: 519 661-2111, 81239
E-mail: jgillila@uwo.ca

Research Areas

Healthy Communities, Active Transportation, Children's Geographies, Food Environments, Health Geography and GIS

Research Interests

My professional and academic background is in architecture, urban planning, and human geography and my research can be characterized as an integration of all three disciplines. I am particularly interested in the dynamics of environmental and social change from the scale of entire cities down to the level of individual buildings and their inhabitants. My ongoing research focuses on various aspects of urban planning and development, urban design, housing, transportation, children's environments, and public health in Canadian cities. This work utilizes both qualitative and quantitative methodologies and I have a particular interest in advancing urban and health applications of geographic information systems (GIS).

The Human Environments Analysis Lab


GEO 2160 - Healthy Cities

GEO 3461 – Land Use and Development Issues

GEO 9114 – Urban Studies

GEO 9310 - Systematic Reviews for Environment, Development and Health

Supervised Graduate Students and Theses Titles

PhD Students

  • O. Caruso (Current) Health Geography, Food Access and Urban Food Environments, and Youth Healing and Wellbeing 
  • J. Grignon (Current) t.b.d.
  • S. Lewkowitz (Current) Gender, Urban Studies, Participatory Research and Community Based Learning
  • A. Morgenthaler (Current) Urban Studies; Urban Geography
  • C. Reining (Current) t.b.d.
  • A. Wray (Current) Impacts of COVID-19 on the retail food industry
  • H. Everitt (2023) A Direct Measurement Approach to Understanding Household Food Wasting
  • B. Button (2020) Examining the influences of Canadian children's physical activity patterns/ levels
  • M. Healy (2018) From Accessibility and Exposure to Engagement: A Multi-scalar Approach to Measuring Environmental Determinants of Children's Health Using Geographic Information Systems
  • P. van der Werf (2018) Developing and Testing a Novel Intervention to Reduce Household Food Waste
  • E. Paddle (2016) Staged to Learn: Trees as a Restorative Amenity In and Around Schools
  • D. Rivet (2016) Active Transportation and the Built Environment
  • D. Lafreniere (2014) Reconstructing the Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Daily Life in the 19th Century City: A Historical GIS Approach
  • J. Loebach (2013) Neighbourhood influences on children's play
  • R. Sadler (joint-supervised) (2013) Evaluating the Food System and Effective Interventions for Health and the economy
  • M. Novak (2010) The evolution of retail landscapes in London, Canada, since 1850

Masters Students

  • S. Edwards (joint-supervised) (Current) t.b.d.
  • N. Frisbee (joint-supervised) (Current)
  • T. Roswell (Current)
  • A. Aglipay (2023) Examining the Relationship Between Park Design and Children's Park Use and Play Behaviours in London, Ontario using Behaviour Mapping
  • J. Chang (joint-supervised) (2023) Developing Youth-informed and Quality-aware Spatial Accessibility Measures to Urban Parks Using a Survey-based 2SFCA Method in London, Ontario and Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • E. Fabri (2023) Exploring Stakeholder Perspectives of Active School Travel Policies in Ontario
  • H. Jantzi (2023) Smartphones for Smart Eating: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Smartphone Applications on Improving Adolescent Food Knowledge
  • A. Overvelde (2023) Investigating the Effects of Pandemic Related Workplace Changes on the Wellbeing of Ontario’s Food Hospitality and Food Retail Employees
  • Z. Askwith (2022) Environmental Influences on E-cigarette Use Among Young People
  • B. Klar (joint-supervised) (2022) Understanding changes to human mobility patterns in Ontario, Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • D. Lui (joint-supervised) (2022) Motor Vehicle Collisions in London, Ontario: Estimating the influence of the built environment and children’s potential exposure
  • O. Ladele (joint-supervised) (2020) Food waste avoidance and food/ organic collection programs
  • M. Little (2020) A novel spatio-temporal examination of children's accessibility, exposure, and engagement to parks and recreation spaces in Middlesex-London, Ontario
  • A. Medeiros (2020) Equity Considerations in Active School Travel Interventions
  • E. Ostermeier (2020) We built it, but why are they not coming? Grade five children's perceptions and barriers to accessing a community-based physical activity program
  • A. Piaskoski (2020) Experiencing rural household food insecurity: A broad examination and regional example
  • A. Wray (2020) Signs with a Side of Fries: The influence of outdoor advertising on retail food outlet purchases by adolescents
  • D. Bowman (2019) Development and Application of a Teen-informed Tool for Measuring the Power of Food-related Advertisements in Canadian Environments
  • K. Schieman (2018) Comparing geospatial approaches to delineating children's interactions with their physical environment: A case study of children in rural Northwestern
  • L. Taylor (2018) Examining geographic variation in children's perceived barriers to physical activity and the implications on behaviour
  • J. Campbell (joint-supervised) (2017) Children's Health and the Built Environment. Specifically, a review of recreation facility use by grade 5 students throughout London, Ontario
  • S. Cappuccitti (2017) The impact of a smartphone nutrition intervention on the eating behaviours of adolescent population
  • C. DuBreck (joint-supervised) (2017) Investigating the geographic variation in children's menu items in four North American cities
  • C. Smith (2017)  Examining the implementation process of a local children's physical activity program
  • S. Tillmann (2017) Nature and Children's Mental Health
  • K. Wilson (2017) Children's Health: Active Transport
  • M. Clark (2016) Small Food Business Incubation and Community Economic Development
  • M. McGregor (2016) Using a smartphone app to target food accessibility with spatial and temporal interventions
  • C. Mitchell (2016) Active transportation and the built environment
  • T. Thayer (joint-supervised) (2016) Understanding the Spatiality of Urban Active and Public Transportation Patterns
  • S. Fitzpatrick (2014) Examining Children's Perceptions and use of their Neighbourhood built Environments: A Novel Participatory Mapping Approach
  • L. McIntosh (2014) Examining the impact of children's exposure to and use of natural built environments on sleep
  • L. Richard (2014) Inactive commuting to school and children's health-related behaviours and outcomes
  • C. Rangel (2013) The Local Food Environment of Children in London Ontario: A Methodological Comparison
  • E. Hill (2012) Identifying the Influence of Parents' and Children's Perceptions of Their Built and Social Environments on Children's Mode of Travel to and From School
  • M. Maltby (2012) Case studies of personal exposure to PM25 during children's school journeys and cyclist's morning commutes in London, Ontario, Canada
  • D. Lafreniere (2010) Upgrade from Masters Program to PhD Program
  • D. Stubbs (2010) Quantitative Analysis of Residential Morphology in SW Ontario
  • R. Sadler (joint-supervised) (2010) Upgrade from Masters Program to PhD Program
  • K. Larsen (2008) Environmental Influences on Mode of Travel to School
  • M. Holmes (2006) Public play spaces for youth in London, Ontario
  • M. Novak (2006) Fire and urban morphology: a spatial-temporal analysis of destruction and reconstruction
  • M. Luciani (2005) The geography of emergency food assistance


Refereed Journals

*Ismail, M., Gilliland, J., Matthews, J. & Battram, D. (2021). 'Food providers’ perspectives of central procurement for school snack programs.' Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition.

*Martin G., *Reilly K., *Everitt H. & Gilliland J. (2021 in press). 'The impact of climate change awareness on children's mental well-being and negative emotions: A scoping review.' Child & Adolescent Mental Health.

*Ismail M. R., Gilliland J. A., Matthews J. I. & Battram D. S. (2021 in press). 'Process evaluation of the Centrally Procured School Food Program in Ontario, Canada: School-level perspectives.' Health Education Research.

*Medeiros A., Clark A. & Gilliland J. (2021). 'Examining how children’s gender influences parents’ perceptions of the local environment and their influence on children’s independent mobility on the school journey.' Well-Being, Space & Society.

Hand C. **** (2021). 'Applying the go-along method to enhance understandings of occupation in context.' Journal of Occupational Science. https://doi.org/10.1080/14427591.2021.1992794

Donelle L *** (2021). 'Digital Technology and Disease Surveillance in the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Scoping Review Protocol.' BMJ Open.

Avan A., Hachinski V. & the Brain Health Learn and Act Group. (2021). 'Brain health: Key to health, productivity, and well-being.' Alzheimer’s & Dementia. DOI: 10.1002/alz.12478

Seabrook J. A., Twynstra J. & Gilliland J. A. (2021). 'Correlates of lifetime and past month vape use in a sample of Canadian university students.' Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment.

*Nelson Ferguson, K., *Coen, S., *Tobin, D., *Martin, G., Seabrook, J. & Gilliland, J. (2021). 'A qualitative exploration of the mental wellbeing and coping strategies of Canadian adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic.' CMAJ Open.

Avan, A., Hachinski, V. et al. (2021 in press). 'Brain health : key to health, productivity, and wellbeing.' Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association.

*Wray A., *Martin G., Doherty, S. & Gilliland J. (2021). 'Analyzing Differences Between Spatial Exposure Estimation Methods: A Case Study Of Outdoor Food And Beverage Advertising In London, Canada.' Health & Place. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2021.102641

Engler-Stringer, R., et al (2021). 'The Good Food For Learning Universal Curriculum-Integrated Healthy School Lunch Intervention: A Two-Year Matched Control Pre/Post and Case Study.' JMIR Research Protocols.

*Colley, P., Seabrook, J. & Gilliland, J. (2021 in press). 'Examining Elementary School Children’s Knowledge about Food and Nutrition in Southwestern Ontario, Canada.' Can J Dietetic Practise and Research.

*Martin G., *Graat M., *Medeiros A., *Clark A. F., *Button B. L. G., *Nelson Ferguson K. & Gilliland J. (2021). 'Perceived neighbourhood safety moderates the relationship between active school travel and health-related quality of life.' Health & Place.

Vingilis, E., Seeley, J., … Gilliland, J. (2021). 'Systematic Review of the Effects of Cannabis Retail Outlets on Traffic Collisions, Fatalities and other Traffic-related Outcomes.' Journal of Transport and Health.

*Everitt, H., van der Werf, P., Seabrook, J., Wray, A. & Gilliland, J. (2021). 'The quantity and composition of household food waste during the COVID-19 pandemic: A direct measurement study in Canada.' Socio-Economic Planning Sciences.

*Brown, R., Seabrook, J. A., Stranges, S., *Clark, A. F., Haines, J., O’Connor, C., Doherty, S. & Gilliland, J. A. (2021). 'Examining the Correlates of Adolescent Food and Nutrition Knowledge.' Nutrients.

*Liu, B., Widener, M., Smith, L., Farber, S., Minaker, L., Patterson, Z., Larsen, K. & Gilliland, J. (2021). 'Disentangling Time Use, Food Environment, and Food Behaviors using Multi-Channel Sequence Analysis.' Geographical Analysis.

*Ladele, O., Baxter, J., van der Werf, P. & Gilliland, J. (2021). 'Familiarity breeds acceptance: Predictors of residents’ support for curbside food waste collection in a city with green bin and a city without.' Waste Management.

Smith, L., Widener, M., Liu, B., Farber, S., Minaker, L., Patterson, Z., Larsen, K. & Gilliland, J. (2021). 'Comparing household and individual measures of access through a food environment lens: what household food opportunities are missed when measuring access to food retail at the individual level?' Annals of the Association of American Geographers.

Hachinski V., Avan A., Gilliland J. & Oveisgharan A. (2021). 'Brain health: the key to physical, mental and social well-being.' The Lancet Neurology.

Griffin K., Twynstra J., Gilliland J. A. & Seabrook J. A. (2021). 'Correlates of self-harm in university students: a cross-sectional study.' Accepted article: The Journal of American College Health.

*Ismail M., Gilliland J., Matthews J. & Battram D. (2021). 'Process evaluation of the Centrally Procured School Food Program in Ontario, Canada: School-level Perspectives.' Health Education Research.

*Ismail M., Seabrook J. A. & Gilliland J. (2021). 'Outcome evaluation of fruit and vegetables distribution interventions in schools: A systematic review and meta-analysis.' Public Health Nutrition.

*Medeiros A., *Buttazzoni A., *Clark A. F., *Coen S., *Wilson K. & Gilliland J. (2021). 'Review of Gender, Socioeconomic Status, and Ethnic Background Considerations Reported in Active School Travel Intervention Studies.' Journal of Transport & Health. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jth.2021.101035

Clemens, K. K., Ouédraogo, A. M., Li, L., Voogt, J. A., Gilliland, J., Krayenhoff, S., Leroyer, S. & Shariff, S. (2021). 'Evaluating the association between extreme heat and mortality in urban Southwestern Ontario using different temperature data sources.' Scientific Reports 11, 8153. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-87203-0

*Rinaldi S., Gilliland J., O’Connor C., Seabrook J. A. & Madill J. (2021). 'Exercise capacity and its relationship with body composition and nutrition status in patients with interstitial lung disease.' Nutrition in Clinical Practice; 36(4):891-898. DOI: 10.1002/ncp.10651.

*Colley, P., Seabrook, J., Woodruff, A., Miller, L. & Gilliland, J. (2021). 'Children’s Perceptions of a Centrally Procured School Food Program in Southwestern Ontario, Canada.' Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada. 41(4): forthcoming 2021.

*Ismail, M., Seabrook, J. & Gilliland, J. (2021). 'Process evaluation of fruit and vegetable distribution interventions in school-based settings: A systematic review.' Preventive Medicine Reports. 21(March):101281. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2020.101281

*Martin, G., *Bowman, D.D, *Graat, M., *Clark, A.F., *Wray, A.J., *Askwith, Z., Seabrook, J.A, & Gilliland, J.A. (2021). 'Examining how changes in provincial policy on vape marketing impacted the distribution of vaping advertisements near secondary schools in London, Ontario.' Canadian Journal of Public Health. https://doi.org/10.17269/s41997-020-00453-9

Shah, T., Clark, A., Seabrook, J. A., Sibbald, S. & Gilliland, J. (2020). 'Geographic accessibility to active primary care providers: comparing rural and urban areas in Southwestern Ontario.' The Canadian Geographer / Le Géograph canadien. 64(1): 65-78. onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/cag.12557

*Horne J. R., Gilliland J. A., Vohl M. C. & Madill, J. (2020). 'Exploring attitudes, subjective norms and perceived behavioural control in a genetic-based and a population-based weight management intervention: A one-year randomized controlled trial.' Nutrients. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12123768

*Button B. L. G., *Clark A. F., *Martin G., * Graat M. & Gilliland J. A. (2020). 'Measuring temporal differences in rural Canadian children’s moderate to vigorous physical activity.' International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 17(23):8734. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17238734.

Button, B., Martin, G., Clark, A., Graat, M., Gilliland, J. (2020). 'Examining Factors of Accelerometer‐Measured Sedentary Time in a Sample of Rural Canadian Children.' Children. 7(11): 232. https://doi.org/10.3390/children7110232

*Rinaldi, S., Gilliland, J., O'Connor, C., Seabrook, J., Mura, M. & Madill, J. (2021). 'Fat-free mass index controlled for age and sex, and malnutrition are predictors of survival in interstitial lung disease.' Respiration. DOI: 10.1159/000512732

Gardner, W., Nicholls, S.G., Reid, G.J., Hutton, B., Hamel, C., Sikora, L., Salamatmanesh, M., Duncan, L., Georgiades, K. & Gilliland, J. (2020). 'A Protocol for a Scoping Review of Equity Measurement in Mental Health Care for Children and Youth.' Systematic Reviews. 9(1): 233. DOI: 10.1186/s13643-020-01495-3

Charyk-Stewart, T., Edwards, J., Penney, A., Gilliland, J., Clark, A., Haidar, T., Batey, B., Pfeffer, A., Fraser, D., Merritt, N. & Parry, N. (2020). 'Evaluation of a population health strategy to reduce distracted driving: examining all "es" of injury prevention.' Journal of Trauma. DOI: 10.1097/TA.0000000000002948

*Wray, A., Fleming, J. & Gilliland, J. (2020). 'The public realm during public health emergencies: Exploring local level responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.' Cities & Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/23748834.2020.1790260

*Button, B., *Clark, A. & Gilliland, J. (2020). 'Understanding factors associated with children achieving recommended amount of MVPA on weekdays and weekend days.' Preventive Medicine Reports. 19(September):101145. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2020.101145

*Horne, J., Gilliland, J., *Leckie, T., O’Connor, C., Seabrook, J. & Madill, J. (2020). 'Can a lifestyle genomics intervention motivate patients to engage in greater physical activity than a population-based intervention? Results from the NOW randomized controlled trial.' Lifestyle Genomics. 13(6): 180-186.

*Button, B., *Tillmann, S., & Gilliland, J. (2020). 'Exploring children’s perceptions of barriers and facilitators to physical activity in rural Northwestern Ontario, Canada.' Rural and Remote Health. 20(3): 5791. DOI: 10.22605/RRH5791.

Wilk, P., Ali, S., Anderson, K., Clark, A., Cooke, M., Frisbee, S., Gilliland, J., Haan, M., Harris, S., Kiarasi, S., Maltby, A., Norozi, K., Petrella, R., Sarma, S., Singh, S., Stranges, S. & Thind, A. (2020). 'Geographic variation in preventable hospitalisations across Canada: a cross-sectional study.' BMC Open. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-037195

*Truelove, S., *Bruijns, B. A., Johnson, A. M., Gilliland, J., & Tucker, P. (2020). 'A Meta-analysis of Children’s Activity During Physical Education Lessons Taught by Generalist and Specialist Teachers.' Health Behavior and Policy Review.

*Horne, J., Gilliland, J. & Madill, J. (2020). 'Assessing the validity of the past-month, online Canadian Diet History Questionnaire II pre and post nutrition intervention.' Nutrients. 12 (5), 1454

*Glista D., *O’Hagan R., Cornelisse L., *Shah T., Hayes D., Doherty S., Gilliland J. & Scollie S. (2020). 'Combining passive and interactive techniques in tracking auditory ecology in hearing aid use.' Hearing Review.

*Horne, J., Gilliland, J. O’Connor, C., Seabrook, J. & Madill, J. (2020). 'Change in weight, BMI and body composition in a population-based intervention vs. genetic-based intervention: Results from the NOW randomized controlled trial.' Obesity. 28(8): 1419-1427.

*Piaskoski, A., *Reilly, K. & Gilliland, J. (2020). 'A Conceptual Model of Rural Household Food Insecurity: A Qualitative Systematic Review and Content Analysis.' Family & Community Health. 43(4):296-312. doi: 10.1097/FCH.0000000000000273.
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*Horne, J., Gilliland, J. O’Connor, C., Seabrook, J. & Madill, J. (2020). 'Enhanced long-term dietary change and adherence in a nutrigenomics-guided lifestyle intervention program compared to a population-based (GLB/DPP) lifestyle intervention for weight management: Results from the NOW randomized controlled trial.' BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health. 3(1): 49

*Button, B., *Clark, A., *Shah, T, Wilk, P., & Gilliland, J. (2020). 'Examining weather-related factors on physical activity levels of children from rural communities.' Canadian Journal of Public Health.

*Horne, J. Gilliland, J. & Madill J. (2020). 'Assessing the effectiveness of actionable nutrigenomics and lifestyle genomics interventions for weight management in clinical practice: A critical, scoping review with directions for future research.' Nutrition and Health. https://doi.org/10.1177/0260106020928667

*Horne, J., Gilliland, J., Madill, J. & Shelley, J. (2020). 'A critical examination of legal and ethical considerations for nutrigenetic testing with recommendations for improving regulation in Canada: from science to consumer.' Journal of Law and the Biosciences. https://doi.org/10.1093/jlb/lsaa003

*Bruijns, B. A., *Truelove, S., Johnson, A. M., Gilliland, J., & Tucker, P. (2020). 'Infants' and toddlers' physical activity and sedentary time as measured by accelerometry: A systematic review and meta-analysis.' International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 17(1): DOI: 10.1186/s12966-020-0912-4

*Wray A., *Martin G., *Ostermeier E., *Medeiros A., *Little M., *Reilly K., & Gilliland J. (2020). 'Physical activity and social connectedness interventions in outdoor spaces among children and youth: A rapid review.' Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada.

*Martin, G., *Reilly, K. & Gilliland, J. (2020). 'The impact of awareness and concerns of climate change on children’s mental health: A scoping review protocol.' JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. doi: 10.11124/JBISRIR-D-19-00253

*Wong, S., Twynstra, J., Gilliland, J., Cook, J. & Seabrook, J. (2020) 'Rick Factors and Birth Outcomes Associated with Teenage Pregnancy: A Canadian Sample.' Journal of Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology. 33(2): 153-159.

*Wiley, E. R., Seabrook, J. A., Gilliland, J. A., Anderson, K. K. & Stranges, A. (2020). 'Green space and substance use and addiction: A new frontier.' Addictive Behaviors. 100: 1-3.

*Irwin, B., Speechley, M., Wilk, P. & Gilliland, J., (2020). 'Promoting Healthy Beverage Consumption Habits Among Elementary School Children: Results of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge ‘Water Does Wonders’ Interventions in London, Ontario.' Canadian Journal of Public Health. 111(2): 257-268.

*van der Werf, P., Seabrook, J. & Gilliland, J. (2020) 'Food for Thought: Comparing Self-Reported versus Curbside Measurements of Household Food Wasting Behavior and the Predictive Capacity of Behavioral Determinants.' Waste Management. 101: 18-27.

*Trepal, D., *Lafreniere, D. & Gilliland, J. (2020). 'Historical Spatial Data Infrastructures for Archaeology: Towards a Spatio-Temporal Big Data Approach to Studying the Postindustrial City.' Historical Archaeology.

*Smith, C., *Clark, A. F., Wilk, P. & Gilliland, J. (2020). 'Assessing the Effectiveness of a Naturally-Occurring Population-Level Physical Activity Intervention for Children.' Public Health. 178:62-71. DOI: 10.1016/j.puhe.2019.08.022

*Bowman, D. D., Minaker, L. M., Simpson, B. J. K. & Gilliland, J.A. (2019). 'Development of a teen-informed coding tool to measure the power of food advertisements.' IJERPH 16, 4258. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16214258

*Clark, AF, Wilk, P. & Gilliland, J. (2019). 'Comparing physical activity behaviour of children during school using the balanced school day and traditional school day schedules.' Journal of School Health. 89(2): 129 135.https://doi.org/10.1111/josh.12722

*van der Werf, P., Seabrook, J. & Gilliland, J. (2019). “Reduce Food Waste, Save Money”: Testing a Novel Intervention to Reduce Household Food Waste. Environment & Behavior.

*Clark A., *Campbell J., Tucker T., Wilk P. & Gilliland J. (2019). 'If you make it free, will they come? Using a physical activity accessibility model to understand use of a free children’s recreation pass.' Journal of Physical Activity and Health. DOI: 10.1123/jpah.2018-0364

*Buttazzoni A., *Clark A., Seabrook J. & Gilliland J. (2019). 'Promoting Active School Travel in Elementary Schools: A Regional Case Study of the School Travel Planning Intervention.' J Transp Health 12: 206-219. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jth.2019.01.007

*Horne, J., Gilliland, J., O’Connor, C., Seabrook, J., *Hannaberg, P., Madill, J. (2019). Does personalized, DNA-based lifestyle information enhance weight loss and lead to improvements in nutrition and activity habits? BMC Public Health.

Gilliland, J., *Maltby, M., *Loebach, J., Xu, X., Luginaah, I. & Shah, T. (2019 in press). 'Is Active Travel a Breath of Fresh Air? Examining Children’s Exposure to Air Pollution During the School Commute.' Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Epidemiology.

*Irwin, B, Speechley, M., Wilk, P. & Gilliland, J. (2019 in press). 'Assessing the Association Between Water and Nutrition Knowledge and Beverage Consumption Habits in Children.' Public Health Nutrition.

Seabrook, J. A., *Smith, A., *Clark, A. F. & Gilliland, J. (2019 in Press). 'Geospatial Analyses of Adverse Birth Outcomes: Examining the Impact of Environmental Factors.' Environmental Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2018.12.068.

*Loebach, J. & Gilliland, J. (2019 in press). 'Examining the social and built environment factors influencing children’s independent use of their neighbourhoods and the experience of local settings as child-friendly.' Journal of Planning Education & Research.

*DuBreck, C., *Sadler, R., Arku, G. & Gilliland, J. (2019 in press). 'A comparative analysis of the restaurant consumer food environment in Rochester (New York) and London (Ontario): Assessing children’s menus by neighbourhood socioeconomic characteristics.' Public Health Nutrition.

*Trepal, D., *Lafreniere, D. & Gilliland, J. (2019 in press). 'Historical Spatial Data Infrastructures for Archaeology: Towards a Spatio-Temporal Big Data Approach to Studying the Postindustrial City.' Historical Archaeology.

*van der Werf, P., Seabrook, J. & Gilliland, J. (2019 in press). 'Food for Naught: Using the Theory of Planned Behaviour to Better Understand Household Food Wasting Behaviour.' Canadian Geographer.

*Krishna Arunkumar, *Drew D. Bowman, *Stephanie E. Coen, *Mohammad A. El-Bagdady, Christina R. Ergler, Jason Gilliland, *Ahad Mahmood & *Suraj Paul. (2019). 'Conceptualizing Youth Participation in Children’s Health Research: Insights from a Youth-Driven Process for Developing a Youth Advisory Council. Children.' 6(1), 3, DOI:10.3390/children6010003.

*Coen, S., *Tillmann, S., *Mitchell, C. & Gilliland, J. (2018). 'I Like the “Outernet” Stuff:’ Girls’ Perspectives on Physical Activity and their Environments.' Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, DOI: 10.1080/2159676X.2018.1561500.

Tillmann, S., Button, B., Coen, S. E. & Gilliland, J. A. (2018). ‘Nature Makes People Happy, that’s What it sort of Means:’ Children’s Definitions and Perceptions of Nature in Rural Northwestern Ontario.' Children's Geographies, DOI: 10.1080/14733285.2018.1550572.

*Leah G. Taylor, *Andrew F. Clark, Piotr Wilk, *Brenton L. Button & Jason A. Gilliland (2018). 'Exploring the Effect of Perceptions on Children’s Physical Activity in Varying Geographic Contexts: Using a Structural Equation Modelling Approach to Examine a Cross-Sectional Dataset.' Children5(12), 159; https://doi.org/10.3390/children5120159.

*Taylor, L., *Clark, A. F. & Gilliland, J. (2018). 'Context Matters: Examining Children’s Perceived Barriers to Physical Activity Across Varying Canadian Environments.' Health & Place. Nov; 54, 221-228. https://doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.10.002.

*Rinaldi, S., Gilliland, J., O’Connor, C., Chesworth, B. & Madill, J. (2018). 'Is Phase Angle an Appropriate Indicator of Malnutrition in Different Disease States? A Systematic Review.' Clinical Nutrition ESPEN. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clnesp.2018.10.010.

*Buttazzoni, A., *Coen, S. & Gilliland, J. (2018). 'Supporting Active School Travel: A Qualitative Analysis of Implementing a Regional Safe Routes to School Program.' Social Science and Medicine212(July), 181–190. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.07.032.

Nykiforuk, C., Atkey, K., Brown, S., Caldwell, W., Galloway, T., Gilliland, J., Kongats, K., Mcgavock, J. & Raine, K. (2018). 'Promotion of Physical Activity in Rural, Remote, and Northern Settings: A Canadian Call to Action.' Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada. Nov; 38(11), 419-435. DOI: 10.24095/hpcdp.38.11.03.

*Coen, S., *Tillmann, S., Ergler, C. & Gilliland, J. (2018). 'Playing with Poetry: Poetic Representation of Research in Children’s Geographies of Nature and Adventurous Play.' GeoHumanities. 00(00), 1–19. https://doi.org/10.1080/2373566X.2018.1516956.

*Brown, R., *Dakkak, H., Gilliland, J. & Seabrook, J. (2018). 'Predictors of drug use during pregnancy: the relative effects of socioeconomic, demographic, and mental health risk factors.' Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. Dec 21. DOI: 10.3233/NPM-1814.

*Wilson, K., *Coen, S., *Piaskoski, A. & Gilliland, J. (2018). 'Children’s Perspectives on Neighbourhood Barriers and Enablers to Active School Travel: A Participatory Mapping Study.' The Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe Canadien. 1–17. https://doi.org/10.1111/cag.12488.

*Paddle, E. & Gilliland, J. (2018). 'Equal Opportunity Streets: Assessing the Equity of Publicly Provisioned Street Trees in Walk Zones Surrounding Elementary Schools.' Environmental Justice. https://doi.org/10.1089/env.2017.0002.

*Van Der Werf, P., Seabrook, J. & Gilliland, J. (2018). 'The Quantity of Food Waste in the Garbage Stream of Southern Ontario, Canada Households.' PLOS ONE. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0198470.

*Tillmann, S., *Clark, A. F. & Gilliland, J. (2018). 'Children and Nature: Linking Accessibility of Natural Environments and Children’s Health-Related Quality of Life. Int.' J. Environ. Res. Public Health. 15(6), 1072. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15061072.

Gilliland, J., Maltby, M., Xu, X., Luginaah, I. & Shah, T. (2018). 'Influence of the Natural and Built Environment on Personal Exposure to Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) in Cyclists Using City Designated Bicycle Routes.' Urban Science. 2(4), 120. doi.org/10.3390/urbansci2040120.

*Tillmann, S., *Tobin, D., Avison, W. & Gilliland, J. (2018). 'Mental Health Benefits of Children’s Interactions with Nature: A Systematic Review.' Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. 72(10). http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jech-2018-210436.

*Wilson, K., *Clark, A. & Gilliland, J. (2018). 'Understanding Child and Parent Perceptions of Barriers Influencing Children's Active School Travel.' BMC Public Health. 18:1053. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-018-5874-y.

*Buttazzoni, A., *Van Kestern, E., *Shah, T. & Gilliland, J. (2018). 'Active School Travel Intervention Methodologies in North America: A Systematic Review.' American Journal of Preventive Medicine. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2018.04.007.

*Colley, P., *Meyer, B., Seabrook, J. & Gilliland, J., (2018). 'The Impact of Canadian School Nutrition Programs on Children's Nutritional Knowledge, Dietary Behaviors, and Food Intake: A Systematic Review.' Canadian Journal of Dietetic Research and Practice.

*Clark, A. F., Wilk, P. & Gilliland, J. (2018). 'Comparing Physical Activity Behaviour of Children During School using the Balanced School Day and Traditional School Day Schedules.' Journal of School Health.

Hand, C., Laliberte Rudman, D., Huot, S., *Pack, R. & Gilliland, J. (2018). 'Enacting Agency: Exploring How Older Adults Shape their Neighbourhoods.' Ageing and Society. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X18001150.

Hand, C., Laliberte-Rudman, D., Huot, S., Gilliland, J. & Pack, R. (2018). 'Toward Understanding Person–Place Transactions in Neighborhoods: A Qualitative-Participatory Geospatial Approach.' The Gerontologist. 58(1), 89–100. https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnx064.

Sibbald, S., *Clark, A. F., Seabrook, J. & Gilliland, J. (2018). 'Without Compromising Integrity: Research and Planning around the Primary Health Care Landscape in Southwestern Ontario.' Healthcare Quarterly. 21(1): 46-53. DOI:10.12927/hcq.2018.25528.

*DuBreck, C., *Sadler, R., Arku, G. & Gilliland, J. (2018). 'Examining Community and Consumer Food Environments for Children: An Urban-Suburban-Rural Comparison in Southwestern Ontario.' Social Science & Medicine. 209(2018), 33-42. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.05.004.

Filler, G., Kovesi, T., Bourdon, E., Jones, S., Givelichian, L., Rockman-Greenberg, C., Gilliland, J., Williams, M., Orrbine,E. & Piedboeuf, B. (2018). 'Does Specialist Physician Supply Affect Pediatric Asthma Health Outcomes?' BMC Health Services Research. 18, 247. doi.org/10.1186/s12913-018-3084-z.

Seabrook, J., Woods, N.C.J. & Gilliland, J. (2018). 'The Association Between Alcohol Outlet Accessibility and Adverse Birth Outcomes: A Retrospective Cohort Study.' Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. 11(1), 71-77. DOI: 10.3233/NPM-181741.

Wilk, P., *Clark, A. F., *Maltby, A., Tucker, P. & Gilliland, J. (2018). 'Examining Individual, Interpersonal, and Environmental Influences on Children’s Physical Activity Levels.' SSM-Population Health. 4(2018). DOI: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2017.11.004.

Wilk, P., *Clark, A. F., *Maltby, A., Tucker, P. & Gilliland, J. (2018). 'Exploring the effect of parental influence on children's physical activity: The mediating role of children's perceptions of parental support.' Preventive Medicine. 106, 79-85. DOI: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.10.018.

*Clark, A. F., Wilk, P., *Mitchell, C., *Smith, C., Archer, J. & Gilliland, J. (2018). 'Examining how Neighbourhood Socio-Economic Status, Geographic Accessibility, and Informational Accessibility Influence the Uptake of a Free Population-Level Physical Activity Intervention for Children.' American Journal of Health Promotion. 32(2), 315-324. DOI: 10.1177/0890117117718433.

*Holtz, C., Gilliland, J., Thind, A., Wilk, P. & Campbell. M. K. (2018). 'Inequitable Health Service Use in a Canadian Paediatric Population: A Cross-Sectional Study of Individual- and Contextual-Level Factors.' Child: Care, Health & Development. 44(2), 188-194. DOI: 10.1111/cch.12489.

*Poutanen, M. & Gilliland, J. (2017). 'Mapping Work in Early Twentieth-Century Montreal: A Rabbi, A Neighbourhood, and A Community.' Urban History Review. 45(2), 7-24.

*Horne, J., Madill, J. & Gilliland, J. (2017). 'Incorporating the Theory of Planned Behaviour in Personalized Healthcare Behaviour Change Research: A Call to Action.' Personalized Medicine. 14(6). https://doi.org/10.2217/pme-2017-0038.

*Woods, N.C.J., Gilliland, J. & Seabrook, J. (2017). 'The Influence of the Built Environment on Adverse Birth Outcomes.' Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. 10(3), 233-248. DOI: 10.3233/NPM-16112.

*van der Werf, P. & Gilliland, J. (2017). 'A Systematic Review of Food Losses and Food Waste Generation in Developed Countries.' Waste and Resource Management. 170(2), 66-77. https://doi.org/10.1680/jwarm.16.00026.

Clemens, KK., Shariff, S., *Richard, L., Booth, G., Gilliland, J. & Garg, AX. (2017). 'Seasonal Variation in Hospital Encounters with Hypoglycaemia and Hyperglycaemia.' Diabetic Medicine. DOI: 10.1111/dme.13327.

*Campbell EE., Gilliland J., Dworatzek PDN., de Vrijer B., Penava D. & Seabrook JA. (2017). 'Socioeconomic Status and Adverse Birth Outcomes: A Population-Based Canadian Sample.' Journal of Biosocial Science. DOI: 10.1017/S0021932017000062.

*Cleave, E., Arku, G., *Sadler, R. & Gilliland, J. (2017). 'Is it sound policy or fast policy? Practitioners’ perspectives on the role of place branding in local economic development.' Urban Geography, 38(8), 1133-1157. https://doi.org/10.1080/02723638.2016.1191793.

*Horne, J, O'Connor, C, Madill, J, *Rinaldi, S. & Gilliland, J. (2016). Re:" Polymorphisms of three genes (ACE, AGT and CYP11B2) in the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system are not associated with blood pressure salt sensitivity: a systematic meta-analysis". Blood Pressure. DOI: 10.1080/08037051.2016.1270164.

Charyk Stewart, T., *Clark, A., Gilliland, J., … Merritt, N. (2016). 'Home safe home: Evaluation of a childhood home safety program.' The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 81(3), 533-540. doi:10.1097/TA.0000000000001148.

*Paddle, E. & Gilliland, J. (2016). 'Orange is the new green: Exploring the restorative capacity of seasonal foliage in schoolyard trees.' International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(5), 497. doi:10.3390/ijerph13050497.

*Cleave, E., Arku, G., *Sadler, R. & Gilliland, J. (2016). 'The role of place branding in local and regional economic development: Bridging the gap between policy and practicality.' Regional Studies, Regional Science, 3(1), 201-228. doi:10.1080/21681376.2016.1163506.

*Campbell, E. E., Dworatzek, P. D. N., Penava, D., deVrijer, B., Gilliland, J., Matthews, J. I. & Seabrook J. A. (2016). 'Factors that influence excessive gestational weight gain: Moving beyond assessment and counselling.' The Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, 29(21), 3527-31. doi:10.3109/14767058.2015.1137894.

*Mitchell, C., Clark, A. & Gilliland, J. (2016). 'Built environment influences of children’s physical activity: Differences by neighbourhood size and sex.' International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(1), 130. doi:10.3390/ijerph13010130.

*Loebach, J. & Gilliland, J. (2016). 'Neighbourhood play on the endangered list: Examining patterns in children’s local activity and mobility using GPS monitoring and qualitative GIS.' Children’s Geographies, 14(5), 1-17. doi:10.1080/14733285.2016.1140126.

*Sadler, R., *Clark, A., Wilk, P., O’Connor, C. & Gilliland, J. (2016). 'Using GPS and activity tracking to reveal the influence of children’s food environment exposure on junk food purchasing.' Canadian Journal of Public Health, 107, 14-20. http://dx.doi.org/10.17269/cjph.107.5346.

*Sadler, R., *Cleave, E., Arku, G., & Gilliland, J. (2016). 'A comparative analysis of place branding in Michigan and Ontario.' Urban Research and Practice, 9(1), 16-36. doi:10.1080/17535069.2015.1037341.

*Clark, A. F., *Bent, E. & Gilliland, J. (2016). 'Shortening the trip to school: Examining how children’s active school travel is influenced by shortcuts in London, Canada.' Environment and Planning B: Urban Design, 43(3), 499-514. doi:10.1177/0265813515614678.

Chapters in Books

Lafreniere, D. & Gilliland, J. (2020). 'Revisiting the Walking City: A Geospatial Examination of the Journey to Work.' In Charles Travis, Francis Ludlow, Ferenc Gyuris (eds) Historical Geography, GIScience and Textual Analysis Springer Nature. 85-111.

Arunkumar,K., Bowman,D., Coen, S., El-Bagdady, M, Ergler, C., Gilliland, J, Mahmood, A. & Paul, S. (2020). 'Time for a rope ladder? Re-thinking participation through a youth-driven process for developing a youth advisory council.' In Mickey Lauria & (eds) Learning from Arnstein's Ladder: From Citizen Participation to Public Engagement. New York: Routledge. 6987 words.

Lafreniere, D, Gilliland, J. (2018). 'Following Workers of the Industrial City across a Decade: Residential, Occupational, and Workplace Mobilities from 1881-1891.' In Ian Gregory, Don Debats, Don Lafreniere (eds) The Routledge Companion to Spatial History. London: Taylor & Francis/Routledge. 7800 words.

Lutz, J., Lafreniere, D., Harvey, M., Dunae, P. & Gilliland, J. (2018). ‘A City of the white race occupies its place’ Kanaka Row, Chinatown, and the Indian Quarter in Victorian Victoria. In Ian Gregory, Don Debats, Don Lafreniere (eds) The Routledge Companion to Spatial History. London: Taylor & Francis/Routledge. 6811 words.