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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Understanding hate through a public health lens
What is hate? Is there an antidote? Join us for a critically reflective conversation about hate and how to redress it with Professor Sandro Galea - considered one of the most important and innovative voices in American health and medicine.
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Extremely informative and thought provoking. A must listen!
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.