Exciting news for our network of Centres of Research Excellence (CRE) who form part of CERI:
- Professor Coral Gartner from the Centre of Research Excellence on Achieving the Tobacco Endgame and the University of Queensland has been awarded an Australian Research Council ARC Future Fellowship for her project to develop new regulatory options for tobacco to minimise the legal market while avoiding the adverse societal and economic impacts of transferring consumer demand to illegal tobacco products,
- Dr Miranda Blake from the Centre of Research Excellence in Food Retail Environments for Health (RE-FRESH) and Deakin University is one of 12 successful applicants in securing an NHMRC Partnership Project grant for her project Promoting CHANGE (Community Health And Nutrition, and Government Engagement): a Randomised Controlled Trial to accelerate healthy food retail in local government settings.
- Dr Briony Hill from the Centre of Research Excellence in Health in Preconception and Pregnancy (HiPP) and Monash University has been awarded an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (ARC DECRA) for her project Reframing knowledge of preconception lifestyles: A socioecological approach.
- Dr Cheneal Puljevic from Tobacco Endgame and the University of Queensland was also awarded an ARC DECRA for her project on understanding drivers and deterrents of Australia’s illicit tobacco market.
The Collaboration for Enhanced Research Impact (CERI) is a joint initiative between the Prevention Centre and several 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.