The Prevention Centre is proud to announce the expansion of the Collaboration for Enhanced Research Impact (CERI) with another three Centres of Research Excellence (CRE). They will be joining the existing four CREs and the Prevention Centre to bring the national collaboration to more than 600 researchers and collaborators working in the prevention of chronic disease; aligned in our efforts to enhance the profile and impact of chronic disease prevention research in Australia.
Following a successful 12-month trial, CERI has expanded to welcome the following Centres of Excellence:
- Women’s Health in Reproductive Life (CRE-WHiRL), led by Professor Helena Teede AM of Monash University
- Prevention of Falls Injuries, led by Professor Cathie Sherrington of the University of Sydney
- Achieving the Tobacco Endgame, led by Associate Professor Coral Gartner of the University of Queensland.
CERI began as a pilot in June 2020 between the Prevention Centre with four related CREs to develop compelling national narratives on evidence-informed prevention by leveraging the joint expertise across its member organisations, as well as drawing on their policy, practice and community collaborations.
The three new CRE members will be welcomed by the other four CREs including:
- Health in Preconception and Pregnancy (HiPP) collaborative, led by Professor Helen Skouteris of Monash University
- Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood (EPOCH) CRE, led by Professor Louise Baur of the University of Sydney
- National Centre of Implementation Science (NCOIS), led by Associate Professor Luke Wolfenden of Newcastle University
- Food Retail Environments for Health (RE-FRESH) collaboration, led by Professor Anna Peeters of Deakin University.
This expansion of CERI also adds further opportunities to the many initiatives of the Prevention Centre to support early to mid-career researchers.
Read more about CERI
The Collaboration for Enhanced Research Impact (CERI) is a joint initiative between the Prevention Centre and seven NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence, established in June 2020 to enhance the profile and impact of chronic disease prevention in Australia. We are working together to find alignment in the policy and practice implications of our work and to develop shared communications across our various projects and participating centres. Visit the CERI web page.