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Archived: Our talented team

5 December 2016

The Prevention Centre’s 150 collaborators represent a who’s who of Australian prevention talent. At a recent Investigators’ Forum, some of our investigators and collaborators spoke about their career so far, what makes them proud, and their hopes for prevention in 2017. Here are some highlights of those presentations. Associate Professor Jenny Bowman, School of Psychology, … Continued

Archived: Dynamic simulation modelling sheds light on effective alcohol harm reduction approaches

1 November 2016

1 November 2016 Injuries and emergency department presentations caused by alcohol consumption in NSW could fall by 20% in the next five years if the 2014 Liquor Licence reforms implemented in Kings Cross and the Sydney CBD were rolled out state-wide, modelling by The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre has shown. In an innovative approach, the … Continued

Archived: Integrate childhood obesity into routine healthcare: report

13 October 2016

13 October 2016 The long-term success of childhood obesity interventions is being threatened because obesity management and prevention are not integrated into routine care in the Australian health system, a Prevention Centre project has concluded. The project, led by Dr Helen Vidgen of the Queensland University of Technology, found that program implementation was being hampered … Continued

Archived: Lancet series highlights liveability project

5 October 2016

5 October 2016 A Prevention Centre project that is addressing risk factors for chronic disease by making cities more liveable has been featured in a major Lancet series on urban design, transport and health. The series, launched in New York to world leaders in sustainable urban design, reported that increasing the amount people walk by 10% through … Continued

Archived: How to top the most highly cited list

19 September 2016

19 September 2016 Having good ideas that lead to innovative research is the key to achieving lasting influence in public health research, according to the Prevention Centre’s Professor Billie Giles-Corti, one of the world’s most highly cited researchers. For the third year running, Professor Giles-Corti was named among the 3000 most highly cited researchers in … Continued

Archived: Enabling a healthy food chain for urban Aboriginal families

1 September 2016

1 September 2016 A new Prevention Centre project is finding ways to address food insecurity in urban Aboriginal populations – a problem that has resulted in one in five people being unable to afford food at some point in the past 12 months, and links to substantially higher rates of overweight and obesity than among … Continued

Archived: Awards for public health research that has a real-world impact

17 August 2016

17 August 2016 The Sax Institute is again celebrating researchers whose work supports policy decisions that make a real-world difference to people’s health and wellbeing through the 2016 Research Action Awards. The Institute, the Prevention Centre’s host and administrator, established the annual awards last year to recognise research that has made a significant impact on … Continued

Archived: Experts meet to map complex factors in childhood obesity

10 August 2016

August 2016 Researchers, policy makers and service providers have participated in the first of three workshops to inform the NSW Premier’s Priority for reducing childhood overweight and obesity. The workshops will contribute to the collaborative development of a dynamic simulation model of the complex factors leading to childhood overweight and obesity. The final model will … Continued