The Sax Institute Board of Directors has welcomed new member Professor David Preen, Chair in Public Health at the School of Population and Global Health, University of Western Australia (UWA) and was Director of the UWA Centre for Health Services Research from 2006-2015.
Professor Preen also holds honorary positions at the University of South Australia and Swansea University (UK).
His current role is aimed at bridging the divide between academia and government to increase the translation of research findings to facilitate evidence-based decision making in policy settings.
He has also led an internationally-recognised research program using population-based linked data for 15 years, which has included multiple projects using Sax Institute assets such as the 45 and Up Study and the Secure Unified Research Environment (SURE).
We’d also like to that Professor Julie Byles, who has stepped down from the Board, for her valued contribution over the past three years.