The Prevention Centre is a collaboration of investigators, partners, research fellows and staff. Here we meet just a few of our staff and collaborators, learning about their work and life outside of work.

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Anne Grunseit

Anne Grunseit has conducted epidemiological evaluation studies for almost a decade at University of Sydney’s School of Public Health. Now she’s working with the Prevention Centre as an evaluation analyst.

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Jonathan Arundel

Jonathan Arundel has worked in telecommunications, studied bees in rural Victoria, helped improve public transport and is now researching urban liveability.

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Emma Slaytor

Meet Emma Slaytor, former jillaroo, aerobics instructor, barmaid, vet's assistant, and the Prevention Centre’s Associate Director. Emma now has four degrees spanning music, medical science, public health and law.

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Pippy Walker

Pippy Walker has pivoted from treating individuals’ diet and health issues to tackling major public health challenges, such as managing chronic pain.

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Martin McNamara

Dr McNamara is head of Research Assets at the Sax Institute, and is using the 45 and up study cohort to understand how best to prevent dementia.

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Helen Skouteris

Developmental psychologist Professor Helen Skouteris has first-hand experience of excessive weight gain in pregnancy. Now she's trying to combat maternal and childhood obesity with a systems approach.

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Samantha Rowbotham

Samantha Rowbotham is involved in an exciting program of work which is exploring how to engage the public in chronic disease prevention.

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Shane Kavanagh

Shane Kavanagh is leading our new project looking at communities’ capacity to adapt and change when community health interventions are implemented.

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