Prevention Centre blog

How multinationals are using the law to damage our health

Dr Janani Shanthosh, Professor Coral Gartner and Dr Ashley Schram |
21 June 2021

Investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions that may be included in the UK-Australia free trade agreement could lead to UK corporate legal action against public health policy.

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The UK is banning online junk food marketing: what’s stopping Australia?

Professor Anna Peeters, Associate Professor Kathryn Backholer, and Dr Vicki Brown |
08 June 2021

Australia has not yet acted on regulating junk food promotion to children. Our research offers a way forward.

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10 lessons the prevention community can take from Australia’s COVID-19 response

Professor Andrew Wilson | Co-Director
29 March 2021

I have been closely involved in Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and think there are 10 important lessons for those of us researching the prevention of chronic disease.

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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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