Associate Professor Sarah Thackway
Associate Professor Thackway is Executive Director, Epidemiology and Evidence, at NSW Health, and Conjoint Associate Professor, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, at the University of NSW.
She has more than 25 years’ experience in public health across the policy, front-line and research sectors.
Associate Professor Thackway’s interests include cross-agency data linkage, systems development to measure the effective roll-out of interventions, improving data literacy, optimising the NSW investment in public health research, and supporting innovative ways to improve the use of research in the policy process.
She is a member of the Prevention Centre’s Leadership Executive.
- Developing and validating national liveability indicators associated with chronic disease risk factors and health outcomes
- Measuring and mapping urban liveability across Australia – developing tools for use by policy makers, practitioners and researchers to identify inequities and plan better cities
- Policy and program implementation and the role of context in explaining prevention effectiveness