Prevention Centre blog

Prescribe a run in the park for better health

Dr Anne Grunseit | Senior Research Fellow
22 February 2021

My research shows that parkrun, one of the world’s largest and most successful physical activity interventions, has physical, mental and social co-benefits.

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From the Co-Directors

Professor Lucie Rychetnik | Co-Director

Since our inception in 2013, the Centre’s research-policy-practice partnerships, collaborations and networks have developed and grown with more than 70 prevention research projects on a diverse range of topics conducted by Australia’s leading prevention researchers and policy partners.

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Time to tackle obesity, another threat to global health and wellbeing

Authors: Louise Baur, Timothy Gill, Anna Peeters, Divya Ramachandran, Lucie Rychetnik, Helen Skouteris, Helena Teede |
21 January 2021

Almost 70% of Australians are living with overweight or obesity, say experts who are calling for greater action on this looming public health crisis.

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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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