Prevention Centre blog

From the Director

Professor Andrew Wilson | Director
09 October 2019

If we are to look upstream to social determinants in preventing chronic disease, we will increasingly need to look outside our conventional parameters.

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Building the case for prevention. What can political science add?

Elly Howse | Senior Research Fellow
05 October 2019

Public opinion and attitude research can help us understand and measure what the public think and value in relation to preventive health policies, and what they believe governments should do. But how might this research be useful for public health, especially in chronic disease prevention?

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Time to invest in health, not just health care

Professor Sandro Galea | Dean, School of Public Health, Boston University
30 September 2019

A fundamental problem facing health in the developed world is that we have become so focused on treating disease that we’ve forgotten to look at what’s causing people to fall ill in the first place – the factors that determine whether or not people enjoy good health.

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Director’s update

Professor Andrew Wilson | Director
05 August 2019

The Prevention Centre has a large and distributed group of researchers and practitioners who participate in our work. And communication has been a core element of the Prevention Centre capacity.

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You’ve heard of clinician scientists. We’re applying the same model to public health

Associate Professor Luke Wolfenden | Investigator
30 June 2019

A third of those working in the Hunter New England population health unit are university researchers. Prevention Centre investigator Luke Wolfenden explains how this sophisticated knowledge mobilisation model is benefiting researchers, health services and the community.

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Director’s update

Professor Andrew Wilson | Director
11 June 2019

It is important that prevention science does not stand still – we are part of a broader research community where new ideas are emerging that may have relevance for better prevention.

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Breaking the silos – how systems tools can bring us together

Kate Garvey | Manager Partnership Development, Tasmanian Department of Health

We hear a lot about the need for policy makers to engage with research evidence – but what about better engagement with each other?

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Director’s update

Professor Andrew Wilson | Director
10 April 2019

As the election approaches, it's critical that we argue for the protection and continuity of existing prevention programs.

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Supporting prevention’s future leaders

Professor Lucie Rychetnik | Deputy Director – Research
09 April 2019

It is essential that we continue to build and evolve the capacity of prevention research, policy and practice to meet the massive challenges facing us in the prevention of chronic disease.

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Director’s update

Professor Andrew Wilson | Director
14 February 2019

I will be attending the National Obesity Summit this Friday, emphasising once more the enormous burden that is associated directly and indirectly with obesity and to present the evidence of what works.

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