Inspirational people

This page introduces a series of eminent people from the parks, open space and leisure sectors with a short account of their stories. Reading of others’ aspirations, their achievements and their visions for the future can be inspiring and informative for early-career practitioners, in particular. PaRC welcomes approaches from eminent people or their families to add to this list.

Ken Marriott

  Dr Ken Marriott of Victoria has contributed his course notes to PaRC’s archive of valuable educational materials. More to come.  

Jenny Veitch, Physical activity and nutrition

Jenny Veitch is an Associate Professor in the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN), at Deakin University, Australia. Her research aims to better understand the impact of the built and natural environment on physical activity and health-related behaviours. A/Prof …

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John Senior: Healthy parks make healthy people

Text to come   We owe to Carolyn Rance this article dated 5 August 2014 as a profile of John Senior, who as Network Coordinator has been instrumental in populating PaRC’s Document Library in the early days of its establishment, …

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Nick Safstrom OAM (1947-), Landscape Architect and Artist

                            A sample of Nick’s art Nick Safstrom OAM (1947-  ) as described by Neil Hordern, formerly of the firm EDAW: “In a word or two as a leader, the best and still my benchmark for which I am always …

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Anne Binkley – Bridging international boundaries

Dr. Anne Binkley has more than 50 years of experience in the field of parks and recreation including experience in academic, therapeutic, military, public, commercial and voluntary settings in Australia, the United States and Korea. She started her career as …

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