Research projects

Supporting priority actions in the food and nutrition system

We are working to understand how to better influence nutrition policy and ensure governments implement effective actions to create healthier food environments and support healthy eating.

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What proportion of dementia is preventable in the Australian population?

This project will examine the proportion of dementia cases that can be prevented by modifying risk factors such as poor diet, inactivity, smoking and harmful alcohol use.

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Using health promotion to reduce the burden of obesity before and in pregnancy

This project aims to create, capture and deliver health promotion, lifestyle improvement and obesity prevention strategically targeting women during pre-conception and pregnancy, to improve the health of women and the next generation.

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Tackling childhood obesity with big data and dynamic simulation modelling

This project is using dynamic simulation modelling to tackle child and adolescent overweight and obesity and unsustainable healthcare expenditure in Australia.

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Improving Aboriginal food security and diet

This project will focus on improving food security and nutrition among Aboriginal communities in urban and remote areas.

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Preventing the development of chronic pain

This project focuses on strategies to improve pain management in primary care. It aims to prevent progression to disabling chronic pain, and to reduce the demand for opioid and pain management services.

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Employing physical activity to prevent chronic disease

The project will undertake a series of tasks to improve physical inactivity levels across Australia, such as standardising approaches to population surveillance and monitoring and developing a framework for decision makers nationally.

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Addressing chronic disease risk factors in people with mental illness

In this project, consumers, care providers and senior executives will co-design a model for community managed organisations to use in the support of people with a mental illness.

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If you're interested in any of the Prevention Centre's research projects, or would like more information about any aspect of our work, please email us at preventioncentre@saxinstitute.org.au or call us on (02) 9188 9576.

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