Burnie Brae Seniors Community Centre Walkability and Access Audit: Will the Our Voice Citizen Science Framework Work?

Project Date: 2018 - Present

I see this approach as an interesting way to voice the opinions of the public who use Burnie Brae; I think we should prioritise issues and meet with the local councillor. In the meantime I will meet with the Citizen Scientist Advocates and we can make a ‘can do straight away’ list and a ‘longer term problem’ list.

Keven Rouse, CEO, Burnie Brae


Project Description:

This project seeks to implement and evaluate the Stanford Healthy Neighbourhood Discovery Tool at and in the vicinity of the Burnie Brae Centre amongst a group of community dwelling older adults.

Partners:

  • The University of Queensland
  • Burnie Brae Centre

Participants:

Members of the Burnie Brae Centre who are 65+ years old and English speaking

Research Question:

What built environment features help/hinder activity in/around a district seniors’ centre?

Funding:

2017-18 UQ Summer Research Program and UQ School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work.  Scholar: Ms. Abbey Freeman

Our Voice Impact

"This experience has changed my life.  I see inadequacies everywhere I go as it relates to pedestrian access and safety.  I even stop [at] construction sites to remind them to be considerate of the handicapped in our community.  Thank you all so much for this awareness and empowerment to require change."

~ Pam Jiner, GirlTrek Advocacy Leader, Denver CO