Podcasts

Prevention Works is a series of conversations with some of our nation’s top public health researchers. Join host Gretchen Miller as she brings together policy makers and researchers to discuss how the Prevention Centre is finding new ways of addressing Australia’s greatest health challenge: lifestyle-related chronic disease.

Understanding hate through a public health lens

Professor Sandro Galea is one of the most important and innovative voices in American health and medicine. In this incisive discussion, Professor Galea defines hate in all its forms and walks us through some practical options to prevent hate.

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Why complex is not the same as complicated and what this means for how we approach complex problems

Traditionally science is based on the idea that if you work out the causes of a problem, you know how to solve it. But this reductionist view won't work for complex problems. Professor Diane Finegood discusses why we need a more integrative approach to produce the kind of evidence we need.

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Bringing research into the real world: the challenges of scaling up

This episode we're talking about scaling up. That's where you take a program that's worked and bring it to larger populations - a challenge for policy makers all over the world. Why do we struggle with scaling up? Why isn't it consistently handled, why do so many promising projects that could be scaled up die on the vine, and, of course, what can we do to fix it?

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How does preventing chronic disease help reduce cancer deaths?

Our Funding Partner, Cancer Council Australia, has long been an expert in prevention. In our latest podcast, we chat to CEO Professor Sanchia Aranda about new frontiers in tobacco control, risk factors for obesity, and the power of industry.

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Addressing chronic pain - one of our biggest health problems in Australia

Prevention Works visits Concord Repatriation General Hospital in Sydney to meet with Professor Fiona Blyth, who is leading a study into the prevention of chronic pain for the Prevention Centre. Listen to Fiona explain the difference between acute and chronic pain, the massive scale of the problem in Australia, and why primary care is key.

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Tackling the pandemic of diabetes in pregnancy

Dr Chris Nolan used to see all his pregnant mothers with diabetes in a morning. Now, he's swamped. He joins Louise Freebairn to discuss why so many pregnant women are presenting with this dangerous condition, and how dynamic simulation modelling is providing some answers on how to intervene in the ACT.

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How mental illness puts you at risk of chronic disease

People with a mental health condition are among the most vulnerable to the risk factors for chronic disease, like smoking, drinking too much and poor nutrition. Professor Jenny Bowman's research is finding ways of protecting both people's physical as well as mental health.

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A passion to address maternal and child obesity

Professors Helena Teede and Louise Baur have spent their careers addressing child obesity from very different perspectives. They chat to host Gretchen Miller about what needs to be done.

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