The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre (the Prevention Centre) was established in June 2013 as a national collaboration to find and promote new ways to prevent Australia’s greatest health challenge: the epidemic of lifestyle-related chronic diseases.
The Prevention Centre conducts internationally significant research to accelerate the prevention of chronic disease. Our goal is to achieve sustainable, evidence-based, whole of system solutions and arm governments and health decision makers with the best evidence that will lead to people avoiding chronic disease and staying out of hospital.
In our first five years, we made an important contribution to policy and practice by completing 40 research projects involving more than 150 investigators, undertaking a robust program of knowledge translation, and building connections and capacity within Australia’s prevention community.
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Director: Professor Andrew Wilson, The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre
Deputy Director – Research: Professor Lucie Rychetnik, The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre
Associate Director: A/Prof Emma Slaytor, The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre
Professor Adrian Bauman, The University of Sydney
Dr Louise Freebairn, ACT Health
Professor Billie Giles Corti, RMIT University
Professor Penny Hawe, The University of Sydney
Professor Sally Redman, The Sax Institute
Associate Professor Gary Sacks, Deakin University
Associate Professor Sarah Thackway, NSW Health
Associate Professor Luke Wolfenden, University of Newcastle
The Coordinating Centre
Ainsley Burgess, Communications Manager
Anthea Ellison, Events and Administration Officer
Elly Howse, Senior Research Fellow
Dr Michelle Irving, Knowledge Mobilisation Fellow
Leah Marks, Research Assistant
Kathryn Placencia, Project Officer
Professor Lucie Rychetnik, Deputy Director – Research (responsible for research and capacity building)
Associate Professor Emma Slaytor, Associate Director (responsible for governance and operations)