Prevention Centre blog

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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We’re in the midst of a Global Syndemic – and here’s what you can do about it

Professor Sharon Friel |
13 February 2019

The three greatest threats to the planet are obesity, undernutrition and climate change – and they are inextricably linked, according to the Lancet Commission on Obesity.

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Director’s update

Professor Andrew Wilson | Director
13 December 2018

We have now finalised the first phase of the Prevention Centre and started to roll out the second. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the team, and our investigators and funding partners for their support this year.

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How can citizens contribute to the science and practice of public health?

Dr Samantha Rowbotham |
05 November 2018

Our new project hopes to demonstrate the feasibility of using citizen science for public health. We believe engaging the power of citizens will have a whole range of benefits.

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