A fundamental principle of our work is that we are drawing evidence equally from research and practice to develop a prevention system. These two sources of innovation – learning from research and learning from doing – will inform and enhance each other to create effective interventions and policies.
Our innovative collaborative approach aims to bridge the divide between policy makers and practitioners and researchers. Researchers are working with policy makers and practitioners to develop research questions, conduct research, and analyse, interpret and disseminate the findings. As such, it is the model of interaction that is being tested as much as the specific projects.
Prevention Centre Work Plan 2018-2023
Download a list of projects funded by NHMRC, Australian Government Department of Health, ACT Health, Cancer Council Australia, NSW Ministry of Health, South Australia Department for Health and Wellbeing, Tasmanian Department of Health, and VicHealth here (PDF 227KB)
MRFF Boosting Preventive Health Research Program
Download a list of our projects funded by the Australian Government, through the Department of Health’s Medical Research Future Fund here (PDF 275KB). For more detailed information about each project, click on the links below:
- Harnessing big data and dynamic simulation modelling to tackle child and adolescent overweight and obesity and unsustainable healthcare expenditure in Australia
- Generating and translating knowledge in health promotion and lifestyle improvement prior to and during pregnancy to reduce the burden of maternal obesity
- Diet and chronic disease prevention: Supporting implementation of priority actions in the food and nutrition system
- Harnessing the power of physical activity for improving the Australian prevention system
- Strengthening the role of Primary Health Networks in the prevention of chronic disease
- Community managed organisations: A potential role in addressing the chronic disease burden among people with a mental illness
- Improving Aboriginal food security and dietary intake: Approaches for remote and urban communities
- Strategies and models for preventing or reducing the risk of the development of chronic pain in primary care
- Prudent advice on the prevention of dementia: Translating best evidence, using the 45 and up study cohort data, on the proportion of dementia that might be preventable in the Australian population
- Reducing injury-related hospitalisations of vulnerable children through improved health literacy (coming soon).