20 episodes

Prevention Works is a series of conversations with some of our nation's top public health researchers. Join host Gretchen Miller as she brings together policy makers and researchers to discuss how the Prevention Centre is finding new ways of addressing Australia's greatest health challenge: lifestyle-related chronic disease.

Prevention Works The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

Prevention Works is a series of conversations with some of our nation's top public health researchers. Join host Gretchen Miller as she brings together policy makers and researchers to discuss how the Prevention Centre is finding new ways of addressing Australia's greatest health challenge: lifestyle-related chronic disease.

    How can we better understand the risk factors for dementia?

    How can we better understand the risk factors for dementia?

    Did you know, Australia is looking at doubling our current figures to a projected 1 million people with dementia by 2056? While our lifestyles have been shown to impact the chances of getting dementia, there is no national prevention plan because we don't yet know enough about the disease to fully advise. Our guests for this episode, Professor Henry Brodaty and Dr Martin McNamara are conducting separate studies to increase our understanding of dementia and its prevention in the Australian community.

    • 24 min
    'Soft power' for prevention comes from engaging the public with prevention as a science

    'Soft power' for prevention comes from engaging the public with prevention as a science

    Professor Penny Hawe, Professor of Public Health, University of Sydney and a member of the Prevention Centre's Leadership Executive, is a champion for prevention and finding creative ways to get the preventive health message to cut through with the public. "I just want to make prevention science interesting. I want the public to think that population health science, and the thinking that's behind some of those policies and programs that they see, is clever", she says.

    • 32 min
    Systems thinking in the community: Nothing about us, without us:

    Systems thinking in the community: Nothing about us, without us:

    In this episode, Professor Steve Allender, Professor of Public Health and Founding Director, The Global Obesity Centre (GLOBE), Deakin University, discusses how systems thinking can help solve complex problems at the community level. This approach values community-led research that builds capacity, and where power is equally shared between researchers and communities to make change and help improve the health of the community.

    • 37 min
    Systems thinking across disciplines: Working, moving and living within systems

    Systems thinking across disciplines: Working, moving and living within systems

    Join Prevention Centre Senior Research Fellow, Dr Melanie Pescud and Senior Systems Engineer, Matthew Vella as they go back to basics to discuss the fundamentals of systems thinking across their respective disciplines of public health and engineering. They reveal similarities and differences in perspectives and share lessons learnt and next steps for systems thinking in chronic disease prevention research.

    • 33 min
    The past, present and future of chronic disease prevention research

    The past, present and future of chronic disease prevention research

    The Prevention Centre's Co-Director Professor Andrew Wilson chats about his years of experience in public health, the current health crisis, and what the future holds for the prevention of chronic disease in Australia.

    • 37 min
    How challenging climate change will have profound benefits for public health

    How challenging climate change will have profound benefits for public health

    Our guest for this episode is Dr Nick Watts, a population health and public policy expert in health and climate change. This conversation is one of the many we need, to raise public consciousness. We are in a climate and a health emergency and the Prevention Centre needs to be at the forefront of evidence-based solutions around chronic disease and sustainable development.

    • 29 min

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

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Thought provoking

Extremely informative and thought provoking. A must listen!

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Great thinkers in prevention

Really informative podcast, picking up the key themes and newer thinking around prevention. Local actors and practitioners , international researchers and systems thinkers.

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