Media coverage

The Prevention Centre wants to engage with the broader community about the prevention of lifestyle-related chronic disease. This section includes media coverage of our work and events.

How unhealthy industries shape public opinions on health policy

24 February 2021: In this InTouch blog, Research Officer, Elly Howse, explores an interesting and under-studied area of acceptability – the ways in which people’s views about preventive health may be associated with and possibly influenced by some common discourses or narratives used by unhealthy commodity industries.

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Parkrun's success in keeping people active

11 December 2020: Dr Anne Grunseit was interviewed on ABC SA Breakfast about parkrun's success, both in Australia and internationally, in keeping people active.

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Evidence on the reach and impact of parkrun: A review

20 November 2020: In this blog, Dr Anne Grunseit talks through the findings from a review of existing research highlighting that parkrun participants show improvements in, among other things, fitness, total physical activity, and mood.

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Smoking rates falling among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

11 August 2020: Christina Heris co-authored this blog post in PHAA's InTouch magazine. The findings are from research undertaken in her Prevention Centre PhD project.

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What anti-smoking ads can teach us about coronavirus communications

10 August 2020: Professor Melanie Wakefield featured on ABC's Health Report discussing applying anti-smoking and cancer campaigns to COVID-19 communications.

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Upholding human rights, defending multilateralism and promoting global solidarity: Reasons for support the WHO post-COVID-19

28 July 2020: Senior Research Fellow Elly Howse and Professor Adrian Bauman for the Evatt Foundation.

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Embracing complexity: Thinking and working in systems

6 July 2020: Dr Melanie Pescud details how a systems approach is a useful for addressing population health and health inequities around the COVID-19 crisis.

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Health impacts of the Australian mega fires

10 February 2020: In this podcast four experts from The University of Queensland’s School of Public Health discuss the impact of the mega fires on Australia’s food, water, environment, air quality and ultimately the health of the nation.

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