The Sax Institute acts as a virtual collaborative research hub. We manage large research assets such as the 45 and Up Study and SEARCH (the Study of Environment on Aboriginal Resilience and Child Health) to help researchers generate findings for policy making and program development.

A wide range of research findings are published based on the work of the Institute, and the papers are listed here.

Please note that some of these papers link to abstracts only; you will need to pay or use your organisation’s site licence to read the full text.

The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre publications

Logo for the Australian Prevention Partnership Centre for chronic disease prevention

The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre is finding out how to build an effective, efficient and equitable system for the prevention of lifestyle-related chronic disease. Published research 2020 Conte KP, Davidson S. Using a ‘rich picture’ to facilitate systems thinking in research coproduction. Health Res Policy Syst. 2020 Jan 31;18(1):14. doi: 10.1186/s12961-019-0514-2...


45 and Up Study publications

The wealth of data in the 45 and Up Study provides researchers with unprecedented opportunities to understand how Australians are ageing. More than 160 projects involving over 790 researchers across 95 organisations have resulted in more than 400  research papers have been published to date. Projects under way using the...


SEARCH publications

As the children participating in SEARCH are followed up over 20 years, those collaborating on the study will see how their health has progressed and what factors had an impact. Importantly, as more information is collected and more research published, Aboriginal Medical Services and others can use this to tailor programs...


Increasing research impact on policy and practice

Many Sax Institute staff study how research can play a role in creating health policies and designing programs and services. Our most recent involvement in research in this area is listed below. Research papers 2018 Atkinson JA, Page A, Prodan A, McDonnell G, Osgood N.Systems modelling tools to support...