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Hulya Gilbert

Sch Natural & Built Environments

Telephone: +61 8 8302 9969

Email: hulya.gilbert@mymail.unisa.edu.au


About me


I started my PhD at the School of Natural and Built Environments, UniSA in February 2015. I have been also working as Honours Project Supervisor and Tutor.

Prior to that, I worked as the Planning Adviser at Catholic Education South Australia (CESA) over 7 years.  Some of  my responsibilities were to undertake planning and demographic studies, to provide policy advice in relation to the planning of Catholic schools in SA, to monitor population and enrolment trends for Catholic Education.  I was also responsible for interpreting the government plan and strategies to various CESA committees  in order to appropriately respond to the emerging planning issues and the state's changing planning policy and directions.  As the sole planner and demographer for CESA, I had an extensive experience in assisting various CESA teams to ensure evidence based planning and informed decision making.  Examples of these include the demographic data analysis to guide the preparation of the system wide budget allocations, school financial plans and the development of marketing strategies.

In addition, in my role as the Executive Officer of the CESA Planning Committee, I provided advice on various areas including the determination of the planning priorities for CESA, the decision making processes for opening new schools and restructuring existing schools, assessing schools' additional land and capital development needs.  My duties also included providing advice in development assessment procedures for various projects. 

Previously, I worked as the Assistant Development Assessment Officer at the City of Charles Sturt and an independent member of the Council Development Assessment Panel at Light Regional Council.

My LinkedIn profile: au.linkedin.com/in/hulyagilbert

My research interests:

Low Carbon Living

Sustainable Developments

Placemaking

Child Friendly Cities

Sustainable Mobility

Nature Play

Human Services/Infrastructure Planning

Demography


Awards:

CRC Low Carbon Living PhD scholarship

Winner,  5MRT (5 minute Research Talk) at the School of Natural and Built Environments Research Colloquium, University of South Australia, 20 November 2015

Elsevier Travel Grant, 2016


Research presentations and papers:

Gilbert, H, Whitzman, C, Pieters, J, Allan, A 2018, Children's everyday freedoms: Local government policies on children and sustainable mobility in two Australian states, Journal of Transport Geography, DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2018.07.007

Gilbert, H, Whitzman, C, Pieters, J, Allan, A 2018, Children and sustainable mobility: small feet making smaller carbon footprints, Australian Planner, DOI: 10.1080/07293682.2018.1480500

Gilbert, H, Pieters, J, Allan, A 2017, Unlocking the social and environmental benefits of child friendly places through active travel and active play, State of Australian Cities Conference, Adelaide, 28-30 November 2017

Gilbert, H 2017, Child friendly precinct design, poster presented at CRC for Low Carbon Living Annual Forum, Melbourne, 22-23 November 2017

Gilbert, H 2017, Child-centred sustainable travel policies for better and longer-lasting outcomes, presented at Australian Walking and Cycling Conference, Adelaide, 17-18 July 2017

Gilbert, H 2016, Child friendly precinct design, poster presented at CRC for Low Carbon Living Annual Forum, Sydney, 15-16 November 2016

Gilbert, H 2016, Child friendly precinct design for low carbon living, presented at Low Carbon Living Research Symposium, University of South Australia, Adelaide, 31 October 2016

Gilbert, H 2016, Sustainability starts with children: Child friendly precinct design for active travel and active play, presented at Australian Climate Change Adaptation Research Network for Settlements and Infrastructure, Twelfth National Forum, Adelaide, 26-29 September 2016

Gilbert, H & Allan, A 2016, Small feet big footprints poster presented at Urban Transitions Global Summit, Shanghai, 5-9 September 2016

Gilbert, H 2016, Small feet big footprints: child friendly cities for low carbon living, presented at Institute of Australian Geographers 2016 Conference, 29 June-1 July 2016, Adelaide

Gilbert, H 2015, Child friendly precinct design for low carbon living, presented at Low Carbon Living Research Symposium, University of South Australia, Adelaide, 10 November 2015

Gilbert, H 2015, Child friendly precinct design, presented at the School of Natural and Built Environments Research Colloquium, University of South Australia, 20 November 2015

Gilbert, H 2015, Child friendly precinct design, poster presented at CRC for Low Carbon Living Annual Forum, Sydney, 25-27 November 2015

Gilbert, H 2015, Child friendly precinct design for low carbon living: Improving policies and decision making tools, presented at SOAC PhD Symposium, Griffith University, Gold Coast, 6-8 December 2015