Our people

The Prevention Centre team includes many of Australia’s leading researchers, policy makers and practitioners in prevention.

To find people working on a specific project, please see Our Work.

Our researchers are listed alphabetically in our A-Z list.

Director: Professor Andrew Wilson, The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre

Deputy Director – Research: Professor Lucie Rychetnik, The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre

Associate Director: A/Prof Emma Slaytor, The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre

Professor Adrian Bauman, The University of Sydney

Professor Billie Giles Corti, RMIT University

Professor Penny Hawe, The University of Sydney

Professor Sally Redman, The Sax Institute

Associate Professor Sarah Thackway, NSW Health

Ainsley Burgess, Publications Manager

Dr Abby Haynes, Research Fellow

Dr Michelle Irving, Knowledge Mobilisation Fellow

Kathryn Placencia, Project Officer

Professor Lucie Rychetnik, Deputy Director – Research (responsible for research and capacity building)

Helen Signy, Communications Manager

A/Prof Emma Slaytor, Associate Director (responsible for governance and operations)

Professor Andrew Wilson, The University of Sydney

Research-based Lead Investigators

Professor Adrian Bauman, The University of Sydney

Professor Rob Carter, Deakin University

Professor Billie Giles-Corti, RMIT University

Professor Penny Hawe, The University of Sydney

Professor Sally Redman, The Sax Institute

System-based Lead Investigators

Professor Paul Kelly, ACT Health

Jerril Rechter, VicHealth

Associate Professor Sarah Thackway, NSW Ministry of Health

Associate Professor Siobhan Harpur, Tasmania Department of Health

Katina D’Onise, South Australia Department for Health and Wellbeing

Professor Melanie Wakefield, Cancer Council Victoria

Additional team members

Professor Steve Allender, Deakin University

Professor Sanchia Aranda, Cancer Council Australia*

Associate Professor Jo-An Atkinson, The Sax Institute

Professor Louise Baur, University of Sydney, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead Clinical School*

Professor Jenny Bowman, University of Newcastle

Professor Rosemary Calder, The Australian Health Policy Collaboration, Victoria University*

Professor Alan Cass, Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin

Dr Katie Conte, University of Sydney

Professor Sandra Eades, Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute

Professor Sharon Friel, Australian National University

Ms Kate Garvey, Partnership Development, DHHS, Tasmania*

Dr Anne Grunseit, University of Sydney

Professor Stephen Jan, Head, Health Economics Program, The George Institute for Global Health

Professor Amanda Lee, Senior Advisor, the Sax Institute

Dr Geoff McDonnell, Adaptive Care Systems

Dr Scott McKeown, DHHS Tasmania*

Dr Andrew Milat, NSW Ministry of Health*

Dr Jo Mitchell, Director, Centre for Population Health, NSW Ministry of Health*

Dr Therese Riley, The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre

Professor Chris Rissel, NSW Office of Preventive Health*

Dr Samantha Rowbotham, University of Sydney

Professor Alison Venn, University of Tasmania

Professor John Wiggers, University of Newcastle*

Associate Professor Luke Wolfenden, University of Newcastle

* System-based Investigator

Associate Professor Jo-An Atkinson, The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre

Professor Adrian Bauman, University of Sydney

Professor Louise Baur AM, University of Sydney

Professor Jenny Bowman, University of Newcastle

Professor Fiona Blyth AM, University of Sydney

Professor Amanda Lee, University of Queensland

Professor Sharon Friel, Australian National University

Associate Professor Gary Sacks, Deakin University

Professor Anna Peeters, Deakin University

Dr Martin McNamara, The Sax Institute

Professor Helen Skouteris, Monash University

Professor Helena Teede, Monash University

Professor Andrew Wilson, University of Sydney

Professor Diane Finegood, Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada

Professor Ray Ison, Open University, UK

Professor Garry Jennings, University of Sydney

Professor Mike Kelly, Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, UK