Dr Jennifer Kent is a Robinson Fellow in the Urban and Regional Planning Program at the Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning. Jennifer’s research interests are at the intersections between urban planning, transport and human health. She specialises in combining empirical data with understandings from policy science to trace the practical, cultural and political barriers to healthy cities. Key issues examined to date include the links between health and higher density living, the interpretation of health evidence into urban planning policy, the health impact of extended commute times, and cultural and structural barriers to sustainable transport use. Her findings are policy relevant and have been incorporated into State and Federal urban planning agendas in Australia and internationally. She publishes regularly in highly ranked scholarly journals across the fields of urban planning, public health and transport and her work is widely cited within these disciplines.