Head, Prevention

The Sax Institute is seeking a Head, Prevention to join its Executive Team and lead the next-generation model of The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre (Prevention Centre). This is a new position that will take over from the current Prevention Centre Co-Directors who will be moving on at the end of 2023.

The successful candidate to be appointed as the new Head will be an established leader in chronic disease prevention, who will guide and inspire the work of the next-generation Prevention Centre as an integral and embedded program of the Sax Institute. The ongoing body of work will continue to be co-designed with policy funding partners and the prevention research community; build on the innovations and developments to-date; and contribute to the Sax Institute’s mission and strategy to improve Australians’ health and wellbeing by driving the use of evidence in policies, programs and services.

This role will suit someone who has extensive experience building partnerships between research institutions, government and non-government organisations, applied experience in supporting prevention policy, or program support and/or delivery and a strong track record in leading collaborative, partnership-based public health research.

Leading a talented team, this is a diverse role that will see you able to apply systems thinking, methods and tools for chronic disease prevention research, policy and/or practice experience. 

Although no two days will be the same, your responsibilities will include:

  • Building national prevention system leadership
  • Convening and leading robust research, policy and practice dialogues
  • Incubating and driving new knowledge
  • Providing scientific and applied leadership on the use of systems thinking, methods and tools
  • Contributing to the development and strategy of the Institute.

Download the position description to find out more about this great opportunity.

To apply please send your CV and a cover letter addressing the Selection Criteria to [email protected] with the subject heading: Head, Prevention.

Please contact Sax Institute CEO, Dr Martin McNamara if you have further questions about the role and Prevention Centre Co-Director, Professor Lucie Rychetnik, for more detail about the Prevention Centre.