Prevention Centre blog

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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Reflections on returning to the Prevention Centre: 2013–2019

Professor Lucie Rychetnik | Deputy Director

A reflection on the work of the Prevention Centre since its inception in 2013 examining its development from Lucie's fresh perspective of having returned in 2019 after spending three years in Geneva.

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The path of systems realisation for public health

Dr Melanie Pescud | Senior Research Fellow

An exploration of the use and impact of systems thinking and approaches to addressing chronic disease prevention.

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Director’s update

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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