Prevention Centre blog

Director’s update

Professor Andrew Wilson | Director
13 April 2017

The World Congress showcased Australia's many groups with rich expertise in prevention, with whom the Prevention Centre is progressively building links through shared interests. The more we can work collectively across Australia, the stronger we will be as a prevention community in influencing policy and practice.

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Director’s update

Professor Andrew Wilson | Director
09 February 2017

As a new Premier and two new health ministers settle in, 2017 is shaping up to be a critical year for the Prevention Centre.

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Thinking ahead: how we will make the case for prevention

Associate Professor Sonia Wutzke | Deputy Director
08 December 2016

We want more people to hear and understand the evidence base that’s available from research, and to create an environment where prevention is as important as cure.

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Making an impact – building your sphere of influence

Dr Samantha Rowbotham | Research Fellow

Dr Rowbotham shares insights and tips for academics who want to understand more about making an impact on policy.

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Five things I’ve learnt at the Prevention Centre

Christopher Galano | Masters student, McMaster University, Canada
01 August 2016

Canadian Masters student Christopher Galano reveals the key things he’s learnt in his three-month internship with the Prevention Centre.

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Looking beyond RCTs

Professor Don Nutbeam | Senior Adviser at the Sax Institute
31 March 2016

We need to continue to develop research methods that deliver the best possible answers to questions of greatest public health importance, rather than learning more and more about less and less.

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Leadership through a systems lens to tackle wicked problems

Professor Andrew Wilson | Prevention Centre Director
09 June 2015

We need to think about how the attributes or skills that we might find in systems thinking might improve leadership in tackling the complex problems in prevention.

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‘What if’ tool explores complex problems

Associate Professor Jo-An Atkinson | Research Fellow
23 March 2015

Simulation modelling gives policy makers a new risk-free way to explore solutions to complex problems.

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What does beer have to do with systems?

Jackie Stephenson | Learning and Development Manager
28 January 2015

The beer game is a practical group exercise that illustrates the challenges of working in a complex system.

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