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.
CERI’s mission and goals
How CERI adds value for policy makers
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.
It provides a mechanism for synthesising different findings and perspectives into compelling and relevant messages for policy and practice. 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.
CERI allows us to share lessons on what works across research groups and to jointly identify aligned opportunities, gaps, new opportunities for collaboration. It provides the opportunity to enhance support for early- to mid-career researchers (EMCRs) by sharing resources for capacity building and networking.
How CERI adds value for 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.
Knowledge synthesis: The first 2000 days
The first 2000 days – the period from conception to age five – is a window of opportunity to establish and support healthy behaviours among parents and their children to reduce the likelihood of chronic disease.
This knowledge synthesis combined research findings across our CREs with policy and communications expertise to draw out policy-relevant lessons.
The findings are based on evidence drawn from 60 peer-reviewed articles, synthesised and interpreted with guiding input from 12 prevention policy makers from eight jurisdictions convened over two national roundtables.
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The power of partnershipNews Categories Prevention Centre NewsDate
The CERI sphere expands with 11 CREsNews Categories Prevention Centre NewsDate
The global view of obesityNews Categories Prevention Centre NewsDate
CERI successesNews Categories Prevention Centre NewsDate
The building blocks of prevention in the first 2000 daysNews Categories Prevention Centre NewsDate
Jurisdictions come together to drive action on healthy food retail in healthcare settingsNews Categories Prevention Centre NewsDate
Emerging leaders share bright ideas at Prevention Centre and CERI symposiumNews Categories Prevention Centre NewsDate
What if we had a health star rating to protect the planet?News Categories Media coverageDate
Tenth CRE joins Collaboration for Enhanced Research Impact (CERI)News Categories Prevention Centre NewsDate
CERI expands to nine Centres of Research ExcellenceNews Categories Prevention Centre NewsDate
CERI expands to eight Centres of Research ExcellenceNews Categories Prevention Centre NewsDate
As symposium spotlights public health workforce concerns, young researchers call for actionNews Categories Media coverageDate
Collaborating nationally for chronic disease preventionNews Categories Prevention Centre NewsDate
The power of working together: Research centres join forces in major new platform for preventionNews Categories Prevention Centre NewsDate
Why we are stronger togetherNews Categories Prevention Centre NewsDate
Obesity stigma is a barrier to actionNews Categories Prevention Centre NewsDate
Epic EPOCH CRE – preventing obesity in childhoodNews Categories Prevention Centre NewsDate
How multinationals are using the law to damage our healthNews Categories Media coverageDate
Sitting more than usual during COVID? Here are some expert tips to get you active againNews Categories Prevention Centre NewsDate
The surprising co-benefits of increasing physical activity in schoolsNews Categories Prevention Centre NewsDate
The UK is banning online junk food marketing: what’s stopping Australia?News Categories Media coverageDate
Language matters: pregnancy and overweight or obesityNews Categories Media coverageDate
Time to tackle obesity, another threat to global health and wellbeingNews Categories Media coverageDate
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About the participating CREs
Centre of Research Excellence in Health in Preconception and Pregnancy (HiPP)
The Centre of Research Excellence in Health in Preconception and Pregnancy (CRE HiPP) is an innovative, passionate, multi-disciplinary team of researchers, clinicians, students and consumers determined to refine and implement health promotion, lifestyle improvement and obesity prevention for women planning pregnancy and during pregnancy.
Director: Professor Helen Skouteris
Food Retail Environments for Health (RE-FRESH) collaboration
RE-FRESH is the first international centre for healthy food retail research, policy and practice. It aims to transform food retail environments to improve diet and health at a population level.
Director: Professor Anna Peeters
Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood (EPOCH Translate)
The Centre of Research Excellence In the Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood (EPOCH Translate CRE) brings together researchers, practitioners and policy-makers from Australia, New Zealand and England to work collaboratively on approaches to prevention of obesity in children aged 0 to 5 years. EPOCH aims to reduce the prevalence of obesity and obesity-related behaviours in the first five years of life, and their future impact.
Director: Professor Louise Baur AM
National Centre of Implementation Science (NCoIS)
NCOIS’s focus is to identify and optimise methods in implementation and research translation on chronic disease prevention within community settings. It offers support and guidance for implementing evidence-based prevention strategies into policies, practices and programs. NCOIS focuses on prevention strategies related to diet, physical activity, weight status, tobacco and alcohol, in a range of community settings, such as childcare, schools, sporting clubs and workplaces.
Director: Professor Luke Wolfenden
Centre of Research Excellence on Achieving the Tobacco Endgame
This CRE brings together a multidisciplinary team of experts to develop the evidence base for tobacco endgame strategies and identify the most promising policies that could end the cigarette epidemic in Australia, and beyond.
Director: Associate Professor Coral Gartner
Centre of Research Excellence in the Prevention of Fall-related Injuries
CRE in the Prevention of Fall-related Injuries brings together a diverse team of researchers that will collaboratively develop and evaluate strategies in fall prevention that will have the best chance of reducing Australia’s rising rate of fall-related injuries.
Director: Professor Cathie Sherrington
Centre for Research Excellence in Women’s Health in Reproductive Life (CRE WHiRL)
CRE WHiRL aims to measurably improve health outcomes and quality of life in women’s reproductive health for meaningful health impact. It addresses neglected women’s reproductive health gaps in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, infertility and early menopause.
Director: Professor Helena Teede AO
Centre of Research Excellence on Women and Non-Communicable Diseases (CRE WaND)
The Centre of Research Excellence on Women and Non-Communicable Diseases (CRE WaND) looks to move women’s health beyond reproductive and sexual health to encompass and prioritise the prevention and detection of non-communicable disease. The Centre brings together a multidisciplinary team of national and international collaborators including clinicians and researchers who have outstanding expertise in women’s health, epidemiology, advanced biostatistical methods, and health economics and econometrics
Director: Professor Gita Mishra
Healthy Food, Healthy Planet, Healthy People Centre for Research Excellence
The Healthy Food, Healthy Planet, Healthy People Centre for Research Excellence will deliver world-leading innovations in nutrient profiling algorithms and environmental indicators that estimate the human and planetary consequences of varying patterns of food and beverage consumption.
Director: Professor Simone Pettigrew
Healthy Housing Centre of Research Excellence
While other high-income countries have actively and successfully used housing to reduce their burden of disease, Australian policy and research has failed to bridge disciplinary silos. Across the disciplinary boundaries, this innovative Centre of Research Excellence brings together the leaders capable of addressing the issues. It will be the first and only health-focussed Centre internationally to span healthy housing for Indigenous Australians, people in need and the growing population of rental housing tenants.
Director: Professor Rebecca Bentley
NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women in Primary Care (SPHERE)
SPHERE, the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women in Primary Care, aims to create innovative and evidence-based solutions in primary care that will improve the quality, safety, and capacity of services to achieve better outcomes for women’s sexual and reproductive health in Australia. We are led by a multidisciplinary team of national and international researchers, policymakers, women’s health organisations, healthcare professionals, and consumers.
Director: Professor Danielle Mazza