Professor Luke Wolfenden

Investigator, Leadership Executive

Professor Wolfenden is an NHMRC Fellow at the University of Newcastle, Co-Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre on Evidence and NCD program implementation, and a member of the Prevention Centre’s Leadership Executive.

Professor Wolfenden’s research addresses primary modifiable risks, including obesity, diet, physical inactivity, alcohol and tobacco use. Over the past five years his work has focused on trialling interventions to reduce modifiable chronic disease risks in the community; and trialling dissemination and implementation strategies to increase the adoption of evidence-based chronic disease prevention practices by organisations in the community. He is Director of the National Centre for Implementation Science (NCOIS), one of the CREs that contributes to the Collaboration for Enhanced Research Impact.

He won a Sax Institute Research Action Award 2020 for his work.

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