Jason Gilliland

Professor and Director, Urban Development Program
Cross Appointment with School of Health Studies and the Department of Paediatrics


Contact Information

Office: Room 2432, SSC
Tel: 519 661-2111, 81239
Fax: 519 661-3750
E-mail: jgillila@uwo.ca
Personal Web page
HEAL Laboratory

Research Areas

Urban studies, health geography, children's environments, 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).

Publications & Supervised Graduate Students and Theses Titles

Refereed Journals

*Horne, J., Gilliland, J., O’Connor, C., Seabrook, J., *Hannaberg, P., Madill, J. (2019 in press). 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, AF, 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, Children. 5(12), 159; https://doi.org/10.3390/children5120159.

*Taylor, L., *Clark, AF, 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. and 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, AF, 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, AF, 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, AF., 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, AF, *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, AF, *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.

Gilliland, J., *Clark, A., Tucker, P., Prapavessis, H., Avison, W., & Wilk, P. (2015). The ACT-i-Pass study protocol: How does free access to recreation opportunities impact children’s physical activity levels? BMC Public Health, 15(1). doi:10.1186/s12889-015-2637-x.

Sadler, R. C., & Gilliland, J. A. (2015). Comparing children’s GPS tracks with non-objective geospatial measures of exposure to junk food. Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Epidemiology, 14, 55-61. doi:10.1016/j.sste.2015.09.001.

Charyk-Stewart, T., Gilliland, J., Parry, N. G., & Fraser, D. D. (2015). An evidence-based method for targeting an abusive head trauma prevention media campaign and its evaluation. Journal of Trauma Acute Care Surgery, 79(5), 748-755. doi:10.1097/TA.0000000000000828.

Sibbald, S., *Graham, R., & Gilliland, J. (2015). The public health response to ‘do-it-yourself’ urbanism. Global Health Promotion. doi:1757975915602632.

Gilliland, J. A., *Sadler, R. C., *Clark, A. F., O'Connor, C., *Milczarek, M. & Doherty, D. T. (2015). Using a smartphone application to promote healthy dietary behaviours and local food consumption. BioMed Research International, 2015. doi.org/10.1155/2015/841368.

*Sadler, R., Gilliland, J., & Arku, G. (2015). Theoretical issues in the 'food desert' debate and ways forward. GeoJournal, 81(3), 443-445. doi: 10.1007/s10708-015-9634-6.

Gilliland, J. A., *Clark, A. F., Kobrzynski, M., & Filler, G. (2015). Convenience sampling of children presenting to hospital-based outpatient clinics to estimate childhood obesity levels in local surroundings. American Journal of Public Health, 105(7), 1332-1335. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2015.302622.

*Sadler, R. C., Arku, G., & Gilliland, J. (2015). Local food networks as catalysts for food policy change to improve health and build the economy. Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, 20(9), 1103-1121. doi:10.1080/13549839.2014.894965.

*Lafreniere, D., & Gilliland, J. (2015). “All the world’s a stage”: A GIS framework for recreating personal time-space from qualitative and quantitative sources. Transactions in GIS, 19(2), 225-246. doi:10.1111/tgis.12089.

*Holtz, C., Gilliland, J., Thind, A., Wilk, P., & Campbell, M. K. (2015). Neighbourhood variation and inequity of primary health service use by mothers from London-Middlesex, Ontario. World Health & Population, 15(2), 31-41.

Sarma, S., Devlin, R. A., Gilliland, J., Campbell, M. K. & Zaric, G. (2015). The effect of leisure-time physical activity on obesity, diabetes, high BP and heart disease among Canadians: Evidence from 2000/01 to 2005/06. Health Economics, 24(12), 1531-1547. doi:10.1002/hec.3106.

*Loebach, J., & Gilliland, J. (2014). Free range kids? Using GPS-derived activity spaces to examine children’s independent neighborhood activity and mobility. Environment and Behavior, 48(3), 241-253. doi:10.1177/0013916514543177.

*Hollands, S., Campbell, K., Gilliland, J., & Sarma, S. (2014). Association between neighbourhood fast-food and full-service restaurant density and BMI: A cross-sectional study of Canadian adults. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 105(3), e172-e178. Retrieved from http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=

*Sadler, R., Gilliland, J., & Arku, G. (2014). Stakeholder and policy-maker perception of key issues in food systems planning and policy-making. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, 9(1), 1-15.

Sarma, S., Zaric, G., Campbell, M. K., & Gilliland, J. (2014). The effect of physical activity on adult obesity: Evidence from the Canadian NPHS panel. Economics and Human Biology, 14, 1-21.

Charyk-Stewart, T., Gilliland, J., & Fraser, D. (2013). An epidemiologic profile of pediatric concussions: Identifying urban and rural differences. Journal of Trauma Acute Care Surgery, 76(3), 736-742.

Crilly, R. G., Kloseck, M., Chesworth, B., *Mequanint, S., *Sadowski, E., & Gilliland J. (2013). Comparison of hip fracture and osteoporosis medication prescription rates across Canadian provinces. Osteoporos International, 25(1), 205-210.doi:10.1007/s00198-013-2453-z.

*Sadler, R. C., Gilliland, J. A., & Arku, G., (2013). A food retail-based intervention on food security and consumption. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 10(8), 3325-3346.

Dunae, P., *Lafreniere, D., Gilliland, J., & Lutz, J. (2014). Dwelling places and social spaces: Revealing the environments of urban workers in Victoria using historical GIS. Labour/Le Travail, 72(Dec), 37-73.

*Hollands, S., Campbell, K., Gilliland, J., & Sarma, S. (2013). A spatial analysis of the association between restaurant density and BMI in Canadian adults. Preventive Medicine, 57(4), 258-264.

*Glen, K. E., *Thomas, H. M., *Loebach, J. E., Gilliland, J. A. , & Gobert, C. (2013). Fruit and vegetable consumption among urban Canadian schoolchildren living in a socioeconomically disadvantaged neighbourhood. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, 74(3), 114-118.

*Sadler, R., *Clark, M., & Gilliland, J. (2013). An economic impact comparative analysis of farmers’ markets in Michigan and Ontario. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 3(3), 61-81.

*Nash, D., Gilliland, J., Evers, S., Wilk, P., & Campbell, K. (2013). Determinants of diet quality in pregnancy in a Canadian cohort: Does neighborhood food environment play a role? Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 45(6), 627–634.

Stewart, T. C., McClafferty, K., Shkrum, M., Comeau, J. L., Gilliland, J., & Fraser, D. D. (2013). A comparison of injuries, crashes, and outcomes for pediatric rear occupants in traffic motor vehicle collisions. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, 74(2), 628-633. doi:10.1097/TA.0b013e31827d606c.

*Sadler, R. C., Gilliland, J. A., & Arku, G., (2013). Community development and the influence of new food retail sources on the price and availability of nutritious food. Journal of Urban Affairs, 35(4), 471-491.

Gilliland, J. A., *Rangel, C. Y., *Healy, M. A., *Tucker, P., *Loebach, J. E., Hess, P. M., . . . Wilk, P. (2012). Linking childhood obesity to the built environment: A multi-level analysis of home and school neighbourhood factors associated with body mass index. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 103(Suppl3), S15-21.

He, M., *Tucker, P., Gilliland, J., Irwin, J., *Larsen, K., & Hess, P. (2012). The influence of local food environments on adolescents’ food purchasing behaviors. International Journal of Environmental and Public Health Research, 9, 1458-1471, doi:10.3390/ijerph9041458.

*Healy, M., & Gilliland, J. (2012). Quantifying the magnitude of environmental exposure misclassification when using imprecise address proxies in public health research. Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Epidemiology, 3(1), 55-67.

He, M., *Tucker, P., Irwin, J., Gilliland, J., *Larsen, K., & Hess, P. (2012). Obesogenic neighborhoods: The impact of neighborhood restaurants and convenience stores on adolescents' food consumption behaviors. Public Health Nutrition, 15(12), 2331-2339. doi:10.1017/S1368980012000584.

*Larsen, K., Gilliland, J., & Hess, P. (2012). Route based analysis to capture the environmental influences on a child's mode of travel between home and school. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 102(6), 1348-1365. doi:10.1080/00045608.2011.627059.

Stewart, T. C., Polgar, D. Gilliland, J. Tanner, D. A., Girotti, M. J., Parry, N., & Fraser, D. D. (2011). Shaken baby syndrome and a triple-dose strategy for its prevention. Journal of Trauma-Injury Infection & Critical Care, 71(6), 1801-1807.

Gilliland, J., Olson, S., & Gauvreau, D. (2011). Did segregation increase as the city expanded? Montreal 1881-1901. Social Science History, 35(4), 465-503.

*Novak, M., & Gilliland, J. (2011). Form, function and fluidity of the central retail district in London, Canada: 1880-1930. Social Science History, 35(4), 543-570.

*Sadler, R., Gilliland, J., & Arku, G. (2011). An application of the edge effect in measuring accessibility to multiple food retailer types in Southwestern Ontario. International Journal of Health Geographics, 10(34).

Dunae, P. A., Lutz, J. S., Lafreniere, D. J., & Gilliland, J. A. (2011). Making the inscrutable, scrutable: Race and space in Victoria’s Chinatown, 1891. B.C. Studies: The British Columbian Quarterly, 169, 51-80.

Arku, G., *Kemp, J., & Gilliland, J. (2011). An analysis of public debates over urban growth patterns in the City of London, Ontario. Local Environment, 16(2), 147-163. doi:10.1080/13549839.2011.553589.

*Forward, K., *Chan, M., Charyk-Stewart, T., Gilliland, J., Campbell, C., & Fraser, D. D. (2010). Injury analyses in rural children: Comparison of old-order anabaptists and non-anabaptists. Journal of Trauma, 69, 1294-1299.

*Hayek, M., Arku, G., & Gilliland, J. (2010). Assessing London Ontario’s brownfield redevelopment effort to promote urban intensification. Local Environment, 15(4), 389-402. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13549831003677712.

*Loebach, J. &Gilliland, J. (2010). Child-led tours to uncover children’s perceptions and use of neighbourhood environments. Children, Youth & Environments, 20(1), 52-90.

*Hayek, M., *Novak, M., Arku, G. & Gilliland, J. (2010). Mapping industrial legacies: Building a spatially-referenced comprehensive brownfield database in GIS. Planning Practice & Research, 25(4), 461-475. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02697459.2010.511018.

*Tanner, D., Kloseck, M., Crilly, R., Chesworth, B. & Gilliland, J. (2010). Hip fracture types in men and women change differently with age. BMC Geriatrics, 10(12). doi:10.1186/1471-2318-10-12.

Gilliland, J., & Olson, S. (2010). Residential segregation in the industrializing city: A closer look. Urban Geography, 31(1), 29-58.

*Novak, M. & Gilliland, J. (2009). ‘Buried beneath the waves’: Using GIS to examine the social and physical impacts of a historical flood. Digital Studies, 1(2). Retrieved from https://www.digitalstudies.org/ojs/index.php/digital_studies/article/view/174/218.

*Larsen, K. & Gilliland, J. (2009). A farmers’ market in a food desert: What is the impact on access to healthy food? Health & Place, 15(4), 158-162.

*Brandon, C. A., *Gill, D. P., Speechley, M., Gilliland, J., & Jones, G. R. (2009). Physical activity levels of older community-dwelling adults are influenced by summer weather variables. Applied Physiology, Nutrition & Metabolism, 34(2), 182-190. doi:10.1139/H09-004.

*Larsen, K., Gilliland, J. Hess, P., *Tucker, P, Irwin, J, & He, M. (2009). Identifying influences of physical environments and socio-demographic characteristics on a child's mode of travel to and from school. American Journal of Public Health, 99(3), 520-526. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2008.135319.

*Tucker, P., Irwin, J., Gilliland, J., *Larsen, K., He, M., & Hess, P. (2009). Environmental influences on physical activity levels in youth. Health & Place, 15(1), 357-363.

*Tucker, P., Irwin, J. D., Gilliland, J., & He, M. (2008). Adolescents’ perspective of home, school and neighborhood environmental influences on physical activity and dietary behaviors. Children, Youth and Environments, 18(2), 12-35. Retrieved from http://www.colorado.edu/journals/cye/18_2/18_2_01_AdolescentsPerspectives.pdf.

*Larsen, K., & Gilliland, J. (2008). Mapping the evolution of 'food deserts' in a Canadian city: Supermarket accessibility in London, Ontario, 1961–2005. International Journal of Health Geographics, 87(16). doi:10.1186/1476-072X-7-16.

*Tucker, P., & Gilliland, J. (2007). The effect of season and weather on physical activity: A systematic review. Public Health, 121(12), 909-922. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2007.04.009

*Tucker, P., Gilliland, J., & Irwin, J. (2007). Splashpads, swings, and shade: Parents' preferences for neighbourhood parks. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 98(3), 198-202.

Gilliland, J., *Holmes, M., Irwin, J. & *Tucker, P. (2006). Environmental equity is child’s play: Mapping recreational opportunities in urban neighbourhoods. Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 1(2), 1-13. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17450120600914522.

*Wilson, D., Gilliland, J., Ross, N., Derevensky, J. & Gupta, R. (2006). Video lottery terminal access and gambling among high school students in Montréal. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 97(3), 202-206. Retrieved from http://www.theheal.ca/uploads/pdf/2006%20videolotteryterminalaccess.pdf.

Gilliland, J. & Gauthier, P. (2006). The study of urban form in Canada. Urban Morphology, 10(1), 51-66. Retrieved from http://www.urbanform.org/pdf/gauthier-gilliland2006.pdf.

Gauthier, P. & Gilliland, J. (2006). Mapping urban morphology: A classification scheme for interpreting contributions to the study of urban form. Urban Morphology, 10(1), 41-50. Retrieved from http://www.urbanform.org/online_unlimited/pdf2006/2006101_41-50.pdf.

Gilliland, J. & *Novak, M. (2006). Positioning the past with the present: on integrating fire insurance plans and GIS for urban environmental history. Environmental History, 10(1), 136-139. Retrieved from http://www.theheal.ca/uploads/pdf/2006-Environmental%20History-Gilliland-136-9.pdf.

Gilliland, J. and N. Ross. (2005). Opportunities for video lottery gambling: An environmental analysis. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 96(1), 55-59. Retrieved from http://journal.cpha.ca/index.php/cjph/article/viewFile/582/582.

Gilliland, J. (2004). Muddy shore to modern port: The redimensioning of Montreal’s waterfront time-space. Canadian Geographer, 48(4), 448-472. doi:10.1111/j.0008-3658.2004.00071.x.

Gilliland, J. (2003). It’s about time: Exploring the fourth dimension in the morphology of urban disasters. Urban Morphology, 7(2), 110-112.

Gilliland, J. & Olson, S. (2003). Montréal, l’avenir du passé. GÉOinfo, (Jan-Feb), 5-7.

Gilliland, J. (2002). The creative destruction of Montreal: Street widenings and urban (re)development in the nineteenth century. Urban History Review / Revue d’histoire urbaine, 31(1), 37-51. doi:10.7202/1015881ar

Gilliland, J. (2002). Society and space in the industrial city. Urban History Review / Revue d’histoire urbaine, 31(1), 3-4. doi: 10.7202/1015878ar

Sendbeuhler, M. & Gilliland, J. (1998). “...to produce the highest type of manhood and womanhood”: The Ontario Housing Act, 1919, and a ew uburban deal. Urban History Review / Revue d’histoire urbaine, 26(2), 42-55. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/43559917.

Gilliland, J. & Olson, S. (1998). Claims on housing space in nineteenth-century Montreal. Urban History Review / Revue d’histoire urbaine, 26(2), 3-16. doi: 10.7202/1016655ar.

Gilliland, J. (1998). Modeling residential mobility in Montreal, 1860-1900. Historical Methods 31(1), 27-42. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01615449809600090.


Chapters in Books

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.

Lutz, J., Dunae, P., Gilliland, J., Lafreniere, D. and Harvey, M. (2013). 'Turning Space Inside Out: Spatial History and Race in Victorian Victoria.' in Assessing the Landscape: Historical GIS Research in Canada ed J. Bonnell and M. Fortin (Calgary: University of Calgary Press).

Dunae, P.A., Lutz, J.S., Lafreniere, D.J., and Gilliland, J.A. (2012). 'Making the Inscrutable, Scrutable: Race and Space in Victoria’s Chinatown, 1891' In Mackie and Wynne, Home Truths.

Schwartzman, K., Brassard, P., Gilliland, J., Dufaux, F., Henry, K., Buckeridge, D. and Olson, S. (2012). 'Bridging the Cultures of Research.' In The Added Value of Scientific Networking ed N. Chrisman (NCE-GEOIDE).

Gilliland, J. (2012).  'Fire and urban form: destruction and reconstruction in nineteenth-century Montreal.' In Flammable Cities: Urban Conflagration and the Making of the Modern World ed G. Bankoff, U. Luebken and J. Sand (University of Wisconsin Press) 190-207.

Gilliland, J. (2010). 'The Built Environment and Obesity: Trimming Waistlines through Neighbourhood Design.' In Canadian Cities in Transition (4th Edition) ed T. Bunting, P. Filion and R. Walker (Oxford University Press).

Supervised Graduate Students and Theses Titles

PhD Students Year Title
B. Button Current 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
2013 Evaluating the Food Syatem and Effective Interventions for Health and the economy
M. Novak 2010 The evolution of retail landscapes in London, Canada, since 1850
MA Students Year Title
D. Bowman Current Evaluating the Impact of a Smartphone Intervention on the Nutrition and Food Purchasing Behaviours of Adolescents
O. Ladele
Current Food waste avoidance and food/organic collection programs
A. Wray Current Applications of smart city technology to childhood health and well-being
J. Campbell
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
2017 Investigating the geographic variation in children's menu items in four North American cities
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
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
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
D. Lafreniere 2010 Upgrade from Masters Program to PhD Program
D. Stubbs 2010 Quantitative Analysis of Residential Morphology in SW Ontario
R. Sadler
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
MSc Students Year Title
M. Little Current Spatial dynamics of children's health 
A. Medeiros Current Children's health and the built environment 
E. Ostermeier Current Environment's effect on children's health 
A. Piaskoski Current Household food insecurity and the distribution of food aid in a rural Ontario setting
B. Ziegler Current Evaluating the impact of a smartphone intervention on how adolescents navigate food 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
C. Smith 2017  Examining the implementation process of a local children's physical activity program
S. Tillmann 2017 Nature and Children's Mental Health
T. Thayer
2016 Understanding the Spatiality of Urban Active and Public Transportation Patterns
C. Rangel 2013 The Local Food Environment of Children in London Ontario: A Methodological Comparison
M. Maltby 2012 Case studies of personal exposure to PM25 during children's school journeys and cyclist's morning commutes in London, Ontario, Canada


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