Prevention Centre blog

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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Director’s update

Professor Andrew Wilson | Director
09 October 2018

We have been fortunate at the Prevention Centre to have had five years of funding, supportive funding partners, and now funding for a further five years

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What would you do with $100 million for prevention? Tackling our greatest challenge

Rohan Greenland | General Manager, Advocacy, National Heart Foundation of Australia
09 August 2018

If we had more money for prevention, we should invest our dollars to tackle the big risk factors – tobacco, diet, high body mass, alcohol use, physical inactivity and high blood pressure – not just because they have an immense impact on health, but also because they cause so many different chronic conditions.

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