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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Ellie Malbon

Systems thinking researcher Ellie Malbon has found her niche in the Prevention Centre's food system project based at the Australian National University. Ellie writes and performs poetry in her spare time.

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Wayne Adams

HCF's Wayne Adams says he sleeps well at night because of the impact of his work. He’s in for the long haul, recognising that change in health policy is slow.

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Emma Slaytor

Meet Emma Slaytor, former jillaroo, opera singer and lawyer, and now the Prevention Centre’s Program Manager. Emma has come back to public health after five years working as a medical lawyer in the corporate world.

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Alan Shiell

For Alan Shiell, being CEO of the Centre of Excellence in Intervention and Prevention Science means he gets to learn from some of the brightest people in research and practice.

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Andrew Milat

For Andrew Milat, being a policy maker with the NSW Ministry of Health means dealing with the rough and tumble of competing demands while making a positive impact on public policy.

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Jo-An Atkinson

After working in post-conflict nations such as the Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste, Prevention Centre Research Fellow Jo-An Atkinson realises change takes time and patience – a bit like a slow-cooked Sicilian recipe.

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