Collaboration for Enhanced Research Impact (CERI)
CERI is a joint initiative between the Prevention Centre and several NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence. We work together to find alignment in the policy and practice implications of our work and to develop shared advocacy for prevention.
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Director: Professor Helen Skouteris
Director: Professor Anna Peeters
Director: Professor Louise Baur AM
Director: Professor Luke Wolfenden
Director: Associate Professor Coral Gartner
Director: Professor Cathie Sherrington
Director: Professor Helena Teede AO
Director: Professor Gita Mishra
Director: Professor Simone Pettigrew
Director: Professor Rebecca Bentley
Director: Professor Danielle Mazza
CERI’s mission and goals
CERI User Guide
We have compiled essential practical tips for knowledge mobilisation and science communication, based on the experience and expertise of our members.
Our members collaborate to synthesise knowledge on topics of shared interest, with research questions framed by our policy partners.
How CERI adds value
How CERI adds value for policy makers
CERI provides a mechanism for synthesising different findings and perspectives into compelling and relevant recommendations for policy and practice.
Rather than providing siloed or even competing advice for policy, working together enables us to align our messaging into useful and actionable advice.
Presenting a case for change as a unified group of research centres offers the opportunity to add weight to policy or funding recommendations and gives us a strong, united voice to advocate for prevention.
How CERI adds value for participating CREs
CERI enhances the impact of our members’ prevention research by extending its reach and drawing on a broader range of partners and bodies of work than would be possible within each of its participating organisations.
CERI allows us to share lessons on what works across research groups and to jointly identify aligned opportunities, gaps, new opportunities for collaboration.
We align our advocacy work and public communications. We share grant funding opportunities and utilise our network for disseminating events and opportunities.
How CERI adds value for early to mid-career researchers
CERI provides the opportunity to enhance support for EMCRs by sharing resources for capacity building. It provides new and expanded opportunities for EMCRs to network, receive peer-support and participate in EMCR-focused events.
Participating EMCRs have the chance to present to (and learn from) people outside their primary research centre and area of research, and to lead different aspects of joint cross-centre EMCR initiatives. These have included an Emerging Leaders Symposium and joint conference presentations.
Our shared communications
CERI representatives meet regularly in our Communication Community of Practice. This enables communication professionals and researchers to learn from each other about what works in communicating prevention messages.
We produce a range of media narratives and communication products that combine aligned messaging from two or more participating CREs.
We hold regular workshops on aspects of science communication for the broader CERI membership.
More from CERI
CERI capabilitiesA list of the numerous research themes, target populations, settings and methodologies covered by the expertise of CERI member organisations.
CERI productsNews stories, submissions, podcasts and videos that enhance the profile and impact of chronic disease prevention in Australia.
CERI User GuideGuides including practical tips for knowledge mobilisation and science communication collated by the members of the Collaboration for Enhanced Research Impact (CERI) Coordinating Group.