Laureate Professor Rob Sanson-Fisher

Laureate Professor Rob Sanson-Fisher has finished working with the Prevention Centre.

Laureate Professor Sanson-Fisher is a leader in health behaviour research and has been judged in the top 5% in his field by an international panel. He is Director of the Health Behaviour Research Group and Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, University of Newcastle.

His work combines behavioural approaches to knowledge translation, health promotion, service evaluation and chronic disease control.

He has authored more than 400 peer-reviewed journal articles and obtained competitive research grants worth more than $29 million.

Key research achievements include: the largest trial in smoking cessation for pregnant Aboriginal women; two of the largest community trials in cancer control and reducing alcohol harm; development of a supportive care needs survey for cancer patients; international adoption of guidelines for breaking bad news to cancer patients; and work on alternative research designs for evaluating complex interventions.