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Director’s update

Professor Andrew Wilson | Director
10 October 2017

One of the challenges of health research is maintaining continuity of effort through funding cycles. We have been very fortunate at the Prevention Centre to have had five years of funding.

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Technology is only part of the answer

Associate Professor Sonia Wutzke | Deputy Director
28 August 2017

This article explores the role of health technologies in efforts to prevent chronic disease in Australia.

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Helping scientists communicate through improv and story-telling

Marge Overs | Communications Manager
09 August 2017

After a boot camp at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, Marge Overs is more convinced than ever of the power of story telling in research communications.

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Director’s update

Professor Andrew Wilson | Director

Last week we held a workshop of Prevention Centre researchers and partners to consider what we had learnt about partnering in research and running a large consortium of researchers with a common interest.

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Bottleshops affect people’s health, so our laws need to reflect that

Jan Muhunthan | PhD candidate
03 August 2017

Bottleshops aren’t like other shops. There’s growing evidence their location and density influences the health and well-being of the people in surrounding areas, particularly in disadvantaged areas. Yet in development applications considered in court, public health impact is seldom taken into account.

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Studying how IT monitoring affects prevention delivery in NSW

| Dr Katie Conte, Research Fellow
24 July 2017

Many IT projects in clinical practice have been plagued by poor success rates and high price tags. Dr Katie Conte, Lina Persson and Deni Fukunishi describe a Prevention Centre project that is looking at why NSW Health's Population Health Information Management System (PHIMS) has remained strong for more than five years while others have failed.

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Alcohol planning laws favour industry, not communities’ health

Jan Muhunthan | PhD candidate
03 July 2017

To create healthier communities, planning legislation must be changed to give the judiciary greater flexibility to incorporate public health considerations in their decision making.

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Director’s update

Professor Andrew Wilson | Director
07 June 2017

The allocation of $10 million from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) in the Commonwealth 2017-18 budget is a fantastic endorsement of our work an organisation. Never before has prevention received such a high proportion of any research funding pool.

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MRFF funding a critical boost to prevention research

Associate Professor Sonia Wutzke | Deputy Director
24 May 2017

The Budget provided the most significant funding in years for research into the prevention of chronic disease. Here’s why it matters.

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Health research partnerships build policy relevance

Associate Professor Sonia Wutzke | Deputy Director
01 May 2017

Co-production has created an opportunity for high-quality, timely and innovative research that is relevant for policy and practice.

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