Communities of practice
The Prevention Centre is committed to supporting our next generation of chronic disease prevention researchers and policymakers through a wide range of activities, including through three communities of practice, which deliver mentoring and networking opportunities.
Public health law community of practice
Law is an established instrument of health promotion and health protection, where governments use legislation, regulation and policies to achieve particular health outcomes. Many of Australia’s greatest successes in chronic disease prevention are grounded in public health law, for example folate fortification and tobacco control.
The public health law community of practice meets every six to eight weeks, providing a forum for researchers, policymaker and practitioners to network and share their work in the field of public health law and regulation.
Qualitative research community of practice
Qualitative methods are used to explore and understand data generated through text, language, images, video, media, sounds and observations of social and cultural practices and experiences.
The qualitative research community of practice is a group of researchers working in academia, policy and practice who are interested in how we can use different qualitative research methods to explore our understanding of prevention. The group meets every two to three months online.
Citizen science in prevention community of practice
Our Community of Practice for Citizen Science in Prevention brings together people from research, policy, practice, and the community with an interest in citizen science approaches in prevention.
This bi-monthly community of practice provides a forum to share knowledge, ideas, and resources, and discuss challenges and strategies to support the design, delivery, and evaluation of citizen science projects. It alternates between workshops on our citizen science in prevention project with guest speaker sessions.