Emerging Leaders Network

The Emerging Leaders Network (ELN) offers networking and capability building opportunities for early and mid-career researchers, policy makers and practitioners working in prevention across Australia.

ELN members work in prevention across universities, research institutes, government departments and agencies, and non-government organisations around Australia. Many of our members are closely affiliated with the Prevention Centre through our past and current research projects, our current funding partners, or through the Collaboration for Enhanced Research Impact (CERI).

Being a member of the network has provided me with opportunities to develop policy relevant research ideas and collaborations that will last throughout my career.

Once you join the ELN, you can access the following initiatives and activities.

Webinars, workshops, networking events and symposia

Connect with early to mid-career researchers, policy makers and practitioners from across Australia at our regular events. These events provide an opportunity to hear from leading Australian experts in prevention and share insights from emerging leaders’ own work. Previous topics include monitoring and regulating harmful industries, junk food advertising, and the impact of COVID-19 on mental health.

We have also developed a User Guide with practical tips for knowledge mobilisation and science communication collated by the members of CERI.

Grateful for the opportunities provided to meet people working in the prevention research, policy and practice sector and to learn new things relevant to our research centre’s work.

Ella Fitzgerald, Prevention Centre Researcher

Communities of practice

Our ELN policy members are invited to participate in our communities of practice, which deliver learning, mentoring and networking opportunities in topics of shared interest including:

  • Public health law

  • Qualitative research

  • Citizen science in prevention


The Prevention Centre website is a repository of evidence-informed information, tools and resources for policy makers and practitioners. These include:

The Prevention Centre also scans media headlines daily for prevention-related media stories. Bookmark the page to follow public discussion.

Prevention Post

ELN members can nominate to receive the Prevention Post newsletter, curated for a prevention audience.

This weekly email digest includes events and opportunities for researchers, policy makers and practitioners working in chronic disease prevention, as well as recommended reports and media coverage.

Research Network Meeting 2019