Research projects

The following lists all Prevention Centre research projects, current and completed, in chronological order from newest to oldest.

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Harnessing the power of citizen science for prevention

This project will build awareness and capacity in citizen science approaches among policy and practice stakeholders across Australia through hands-on experience and tailored resources.

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Engaging maternity services to address smoking, alcohol consumption and weight gain in pregnancy

Examining the impact of smoking, drinking alcohol, and too much weight gain during pregnancy on the long-term health of mother and child.

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Systems approaches in action

This project aims to gain a clearer picture of how systems approaches are being used to describe and understand complex problems.

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How do we effectively embed health at all levels of political and policy decision-making?

Examining the ways in which state and federal governments can ensure that health is taken into consideration at all levels of political and policy decisions across all sectors.

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Public health law: making it work for the prevention of chronic disease

This project, in collaboration with South Australia’s Department of Health and Wellbeing, will co-design codes of practice and process evaluations to form new policy.

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Increasing the effectiveness of tobacco tax policy and health warnings

This project will provide policy makers with clear specifications for tobacco policy changes that should be pursued to reduce tobacco-related harms.

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Modelling the costs of obesity from adolescence to adulthood

This PhD project will build a health economic model of the progression from obesity into early adulthood, predicting the cost effectiveness of obesity prevention in early childhood.

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Using systems thinking to drive community changes for better health

This PhD project will improve understanding of the feasibility and effectiveness of using the Systems Change Framework to improve health and wellbeing in Tasmanian communities.

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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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