Prevention Centre blog

Looking towards 2021 with excitement and hope after a hugely challenging year

Professor Lucie Rychetnik | Co-Director
04 December 2020

The events of this year have put a spotlight on the importance and value of strong public health systems; including research-policy partnerships that support evidence-based decisions and professional, coordinated and scaled-up responses.

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Thought experiments with ‘fake’ research abstracts help policy makers visualise actions to be taken on evidence

Professor Penny Hawe | Lead Investigator
25 September 2020

Our university-policy maker partnership produces ‘fake’ abstracts of articles we’ve not written yet (on results we frankly don’t even know we’ve got) to loosen up thinking. It helps the team visualise pathways for policy action.

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Leadership and the prevention of chronic disease

Professor Andrew Wilson | Co-Director
23 September 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has put a strain of the publc health system and has emphasised the differences in state and national approaches in prevention strategy.

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Our public health workforce in times of pandemic

Professor Andrew Wilson | Co-Director
10 July 2020

The Prevention Centre's Co-Director, Professor Andrew Wilson, salutes our public health workforce during the COVID-19 and talks of the 'quieter' epidemic of NCDs.

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Sticking points and systems thinking

Dr Michelle Irving |
05 July 2020

The Prevention Centre’s Knowledge Mobilisation Lead, Dr Michelle Irving, explores systems thinking and its benefits for prevention research.

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From the Co-Directors

Professor Lucie Rychetnik and Professor Andrew Wilson | Co-Directors
06 May 2020

Our community during the Coronaviruis pandemic

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Connection and science communication

Ainsley Burgess | Communications Manager

Learning to listen to communicate the science, relate and connect to our audience are powerful tools, for us as individuals, and for public health more generally.

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From the Director

Professor Andrew Wilson | Director
13 February 2020

Professor Wilson reflects on Australia's summer of bushfires, heat and drought, and the importance of a shared sense of community.

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Blurred lines: Food marketing and digital content

Dr Yandisa Ngqangashe | Blurred lines: Food marketing and digital content
12 February 2020

When does digital content become an advertisement for food? With media undergoing significant transformation, policymakers are facing a new challenge in fighting childhood obesity.

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From the director

Professor Andrew Wilson | Director
11 December 2019

Professor Wilson was attending the French Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm) symposium in Paris, when he noticed a worrying trend amongst France’s youth.

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