Prevention Centre blog

A time for action: the Prevention Centre to expand

Associate Professor Sonia Wutzke | Deputy director
14 December 2017

We already know what to do to reduce risk factors for preventable chronic disease - now we need to turn that knowledge into sustained action. As we head into the New Year, we will be refocusing and renewing our efforts to undertake research that will accelerate change.

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Director’s update

Professor Andrew Wilson | Director
12 December 2017

We've learnt a lot about working in partnerships during the last 4½ years. As 2017 draws to a close, we look forward to continuing to grow and improve our partnerships in the year ahead.

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Enacting change in complex systems: Why theory matters

Professor Penny Hawe | Chief Investigator

Complexity theory gives us a different way of thinking that enables us to drive change, maximise health gains and prevent chronic disease.

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Exploring systems and complexity: an intern’s insights

Jean (Zhuo Jing) Wang | Prevention Tracker Intern, McMaster University, Canada
24 November 2017

Canadian intern Jean (Zhuo Jing) Wang shares some of her insights from a three-month internship with the Prevention Centre.

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Director’s update

Professor Andrew Wilson | Director
10 October 2017

One of the challenges of health research is maintaining continuity of effort through funding cycles. We have been very fortunate at the Prevention Centre to have had five years of funding.

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Technology is only part of the answer

Associate Professor Sonia Wutzke | Deputy Director
28 August 2017

This article explores the role of health technologies in efforts to prevent chronic disease in Australia.

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Helping scientists communicate through improv and story-telling

Marge Overs | Communications Manager
09 August 2017

After a boot camp at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, Marge Overs is more convinced than ever of the power of story telling in research communications.

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Director’s update

Professor Andrew Wilson | Director

Last week we held a workshop of Prevention Centre researchers and partners to consider what we had learnt about partnering in research and running a large consortium of researchers with a common interest.

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Bottleshops affect people’s health, so our laws need to reflect that

Jan Shanthosh | PhD candidate
03 August 2017

Bottleshops aren’t like other shops. There’s growing evidence their location and density influences the health and well-being of the people in surrounding areas, particularly in disadvantaged areas. Yet in development applications considered in court, public health impact is seldom taken into account.

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Studying how IT monitoring affects prevention delivery in NSW

| Dr Katie Conte, Research Fellow
24 July 2017

Many IT projects in clinical practice have been plagued by poor success rates and high price tags. Dr Katie Conte, Lina Persson and Deni Fukunishi describe a Prevention Centre project that is looking at why NSW Health's Population Health Information Management System (PHIMS) has remained strong for more than five years while others have failed.

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