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Innovative mobile phone app boosts data collection in adolescent cohort

22 February 2021

A pilot study run by the Prevention Centre has demonstrated that using a mobile phone app to collect data on an adolescent …

Obesity stigma is a barrier to action

22 February 2021

It is time to change the prevailing narrative around obesity – that it is due to individual choice or personal failure – …

PreventionWorks LIVE

3 December 2020

Announcing new series of events and podcasts from the Prevention Centre Stories from Australia’s change-makers in public health PreventionWorks LIVE is a …

Impact of COVID-19 on the health and wellbeing of Australian adolescents

3 December 2020

Study finds wellbeing impacted due to isolation A Prevention Centre project using social media to target Australian adolescents about their health was …

Affordability of healthy diets and the COVID-19 pandemic

3 December 2020

Researchers call for fully-supplemented JobSeeker rates to be retained permanently Researchers examined the positive impact of additional payments and supplements to unemployment …

The power of working together: Research centres join forces in major new platform for prevention

3 December 2020

Four Centres of Research Excellence (CREs) have teamed with the Prevention Centre to form a critical mass of more than 350 leading …

Pitfalls and promise: A relational approach for connecting with policy makers

6 November 2020

2 December 2020 Professor Marc Stears, University of Sydney, was the keynote speaker at the Prevention Centre’s Research Network meeting in October. …

‘Taking up smoking’ rates declining in adolescent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

23 September 2020

Rate of ‘never smoked’ adolescents has increased by 20% in a decade Using data from the Australian Secondary School Students’ Alcohol and …