CEGE's Dr Paulo Anciaes wins UCL Excellence in Health Research Prize 2019
16 April 2019
CEGE Researcher Dr Anciaes has been awarded the UCL Excellence in Health Research Prize 2019. Presented by the UCL Populations and Lifelong Health Domain, the annual prize recognises excellent peer-reviewed original UCL research in the fields of populations and lifelong health.
Dr Anciaes, a member of the Centre for Transport Studies within the UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (CEGE), was awarded the £5,000 prize on the basis of a paper published in Travel Behaviour and Society, co-authored by Dr Adriana Ortegon (CEGE), Dr Jemima Stockton and Dr Shaun Scholes (both from the UCL Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health). The paper (available below) showed that living near busy roads is associated with lower wellbeing. This was an output of the Street Mobility project, which studied the ‘barrier effect’ of busy roads on pedestrians (an issue also known as ‘community severance’). The project brought together researchers from CEGE, Epidemiology and Public Health, and the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture.
As well as recognising the work done by Dr Anciaes and colleagues in the Street Mobility project, the prize is also an encouragement for researchers at UCL and beyond who are trying to understand and disentangle the multiple connections between transport and health, a fast-growing interdisciplinary field of research.
On receiving the award, Dr Anciaes said “it is very exciting to be given this commendation. The work we have been doing will help us further understand wellbeing and could potentially improve the health of thousands. By awarding us this prize, UCL has helped champion further research and development into the relationship between health and transport.”
The prize was awarded by Professor David Lomas, UCL Vice Provost (Health) during the UCL Populations and Lifelong Health Domain Symposium on 26 March 2019.
- Dr Paulo Anciaes’ CEGE profile.
- UCL Excellence in Health Research Prize.
- UCL Populations & Lifelong Health Domain.
- UCL Centre for Transport Studies.
- UCL Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering.
- Dr Adriana Ortegon’s CEGE profile.
- Dr Jemima Stockton's UCL IRIS page.
- Dr Shaun Scholes’ UCL IRIS page.
- UCL Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health.
- Dr Anciaes’ paper: Perceptions of road traffic conditions along with their reported impacts on walking are associated with wellbeing.
- UCL Street Mobility project.
- UCL Bartlett School of Architecture.
- Professor David Lomas' UCL IRIS page.