This area aims to explore and identify the way we can prevent ill-health and promote wellbeing in society across a range of health areas. Through research, we aim to not only reduce the burden of disease on society, but also create research-informed change in practice, management and policy.
Our research is multidisciplinary and draws from a range of skill sets both within the University and other research institutions. This theme covers research in:
- cancer epidemiology and prevention
- complex program evaluation
- digital technologies and health
- disease prevention
- health promotion and public health interventions
- implementation science
- obesity prevention
- physical activity and sport
- primary prevention
- skin cancer
- systems and solutions
- tobacco control.
- Emeritus Professor Adrian Bauman, Prevention Research Collaboration and Co-Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity
- Associate Professor Philayrath Phongsavan, Director, Prevention Research Collaboration
- Associate Professor Melody Ding, Chief Investigator, Prevention Research Collaboration
- Professor Ben Smith, Chief Investigator, Prevention Research Collaboration
- Associate Professor Becky Freeman, Chief Investigator, Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research Group
- Professor Louise Baur, Executive, Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood (EPOCH) Group
- Professor Andrew Wilson, Director, The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre (TAPPC)
Meet our researchers in prevention
The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre (TAPPC)
The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre
is a national collaboration of researchers, policy makers and practitioners who are working together to identify new ways of understanding what works and what doesn’t to prevent lifestyle-related chronic health problems in Australia.
Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood (EPOCH) Group
The Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood (EPOCH) group aims to reduce the prevalence of obesity and obesity-related behaviours in the first five years of life, and their future impact. The group brings together a diverse team of experts from around Australia and the world to bridge the current gaps in research, practice and policy and help improve the health outcomes for children as they grow into adulthood.
Prevention Research Collaboration
The Prevention Research Collaboration (PRC) is a specialised research group with expertise in public health nutrition, physical activity, obesity prevention, epidemiology and health promotion research, as well as other aspects of primary prevention. The PRC has an applied research focus and actively facilitates the application and translation of research knowledge into policy and practice.
WHO Collaborating Centre for Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity
The World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity (CCPANO) aims to increase the role of prevention in reducing non-communicable diseases including obesity, diabetes, chronic lung diseases and cardiovascular diseases.
SALSA and Triple A Education Programs
The Students As Lifestyle Activists (SALSA) and Adolescent Asthma Action (Triple A) Education Programs are peer-led prevention programs dedicated to educating high school students with the knowledge and skills to maintain a balanced and healthy lifestyle and improve the wellbeing of students with asthma.
Program contact: Associate Professor Smita Shah