Communities of practice

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.  

Jan Shanthosh in deep conversation at an event

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.

Carissa Bonner in a relaxed conversation

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.  

We meet bi-monthly to share knowledge, ideas, and resources, and discuss challenges and strategies to support the design, delivery, and evaluation of citizen science projects. 

Communications community of practice

Our Communications Community of Practice brings together communication professionals and research representatives from members of the Collaboration for Enhanced Research Impact (CERI).

We meet monthly to discuss shared issues and to build capacity for advocacy and science communication to help share research findings and activities through a range of media and communication outlets.

The Prevention Centre website on a TV screen behind a man chatting at an event