Our structure and governance

The Australian Partnership Prevention Centre

Governance Authority

As the group to which the Sax Institute is accountable for the Prevention Centre’s operation, the Governance Authority is responsible for providing advice, approving the annual work plan and budget while also advising on the sustainability of the Centre. Its members are representatives from each of the Funding Partners, including representation from the Sax Institute. The Head, Prevention acts as chairperson.


Scientific Advisory Committee

The Scientific Advisory Committee serves as an external reference for the work of the Prevention Centre to link it to the broader prevention, knowledge translation and implementation research environments. The Committee’s membership will be confirmed in early 2024.

Head, Prevention

The Head of Prevention at the Sax Institute has overall responsibility for strategic leadership. This includes accountability for Prevention Centre performance and impact and ensuring the program of work continues to be collaboratively developed and meets the needs of its funding partners and other stakeholders.

Prevention Centre staff

The team is responsible for ensuring Prevention Centre activities meet the highest ethical, scientific, regulatory and professional standards. They provide the infrastructure to support collaboration, capacity building and science communications for chronic disease prevention stakeholders in Australia.

Management and administration

The Prevention Centre is managed by the Sax Institute in collaboration with its funding partners.

Australia’s leading researchers, policy makers and practitioners in prevention

NHMRC Partnership Centre for Better Health Investigators 2013 to 2023