The CERI sphere expands with 11 CREs



TYPE Prevention Centre News

The SPHERE CRE (Centre of Research Excellence in Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women in Primary Care) is the latest CRE to join the collaboration, which brings organisations together to find alignment in the policy and practice implications of their work.

SPHERE aims to create innovative and evidence-based solutions in primary care that will improve the quality, safety, and capacity of services to achieve better outcomes for women’s sexual and reproductive health in Australia. Director Professor Danielle Mazza said the CRE, which is led by a multidisciplinary team of national and international researchers, policy makers, women’s health organisations, healthcare professionals, and consumers, welcomed the opportunity to join CERI and work together with the CREs already involved. 

Prevention Centre Co-Director Professor Lucie Rychetnik said CERI was evolving into a force for prevention that could present a united voice on issues such as equity, implementation, research capacity and making the case for prevention.

It is wonderful that CERI is attracting so many brilliant minds all focused on prevention research and research impact in Australia.

Professor Lucie Rychetnik, Prevention Centre Co-Director

CERI was formed in 2020 to enhance the impact, profile and value-add of prevention research in Australia through expanded multi-centre collaboration and networking.

It has developed a series of joint narratives and stories about prevention, a User Guide on knowledge translation and science communication for CREs working in prevention, and a number of submissions to Government.

About CERI

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.

CERI develop shared communication across research projects and participating centres.