The Sax Institute regularly commissions researchers to conduct rapid reviews of evidence and other evaluations through our Knowledge Exchange program. You can sign up to our Radar database to be notified of upcoming reviews.

Current expressions of interest

The Sax Institute is commissioning an Evidence Check on healthy lifestyle programs and cancer prevention. Expressions of interest close on 26 May 2019.

The review will address the following questions:

 Question 1:

What primary prevention interventions have been effective at increasing adults’ awareness, intention to adopt, and the adoption of healthy lifestyle behaviours including:

  • Reduced alcohol consumption
  • Increased physical activity
  • Increased healthy eating
  • Maintaining a healthy weight.

Question 2:

What interventions identified in question 1 have been effective in reducing the risk of cancer?

 Question 3:

The reviewer is asked to provide short summaries of community-level interventions that are promising, but may not be fully evaluated, in reducing alcohol consumption, increasing physical activity, increasing healthy eating and/or reducing overweight and obesity.

A draft report is required by 2 August 2019 and a final report by 6 September 2019.

If you would like a copy of the project brief for this review on readmission reduction programs, please contact by email: gabriel.moore@saxinstitute.org.au.

If this project is not of interest to you please feel free to forward this opportunity to colleagues working in this area.

The Sax Institute is commissioning a rapid review of evidence around Paediatric deep brain stimulation. Expressions of interest close on 29 May 2019.

The review will address the following questions:

  1. Is paediatric deep brain stimulation (DBS) safe, efficacious and cost effective when compared to best supportive care?
  2. Is DBS more effective for some types of paediatric dystonia than others? Are there agreed patient selection criteria?
  3. What models of care and service delivery, access and funding mechanisms are established to deliver paediatric DBS internationally?

A draft report is required by 1 August and a final report by 29 August 2019.

If you would like a copy of the project brief, please contact Greer Dawson by email: greer.dawson@saxinstitute.org.au or on (02) 9188 9549.

If this review is not of interest to you please feel free to forward this opportunity to colleagues working in this area.