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Thursday, March 11, 2021

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02:00 PM AEDT - 03:30 PM AEDT

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About the Webinar

PreventionWorks LIVE is a masterclass series with Australia’s leading innovators on creating a healthier Australia. The series, hosted by The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre, examines how change-makers have achieved real impact for the health and wellbeing of communities.

Our first masterclass on 11 March 2021 with Distinguished Professor Billie Giles-Corti will focus on how to achieve impact and create change for healthier liveable cities. A Prevention Centre Chief Investigator, Professor Giles-Corti will share her experiences in achieving policy impact.

Prevention is better than cure but preventing poor health and disease is harder than it sounds. How do we get urban planners and governments thinking about liveability? 

The masterclass will be followed by a Q&A session giving an opportunity for real and effective learning. All PreventionWorks LIVE events will be podcasted and added to our Prevention Works stable of key thinkers in chronic disease prevention.

Join us to learn how to achieve impact and create change for a healthier Australia.

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RSVP deadline:Thursday 11 March 2021 at 1.00 pm AEDT


Professor Billie Giles-Corti

Distinguished Professor Giles-Corti is a Vice-Chancellor’s Professorial Fellow at RMIT University and Director of the Centre for Urban Research’s Healthy Liveable Cities Research Group at RMIT. Professor Giles-Corti led the study of liveability in Australia and her team developed and tested the first set of national policy-relevant liveability indicators. This work has created practical ways for policy makers to monitor and measure liveability in their cities. Engagement across sectors has been a cornerstone of Professor Giles-Corti’s work since planning her PhD in the early 1990s. A leading public health researcher in Australia who is recognised internationally for her research, Professor Giles-Corti has published over 300 articles and reports and has been ranked in the top 1% of researchers in her field globally. Her focus has been on both policy and scientific impact.

Professor Lucie Rychetnik

Professor Lucie Rychetnik is Co-Director of The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre, Professor with the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney, and Adjunct Professor with the School of Medicine at the University of Notre Dame Australia. She has over 30 years of experience in translating research and mobilising knowledge for public health policy and practice; conducting empirical research on the use of evidence in population health, disease prevention and clinical settings; and leading methodological work on evidence synthesis and appraisal for public health decisions. Lucie is the co-facilitator of the webinar

Associate Professor Melody Ding

Associate Professor Ding is an epidemiologist and population behavioural scientist. She works at the intersection of physical activity, epidemiology and chronic disease prevention. In 2012, Professor Ding received her PhD from the Joint Doctoral Program in Public Health at the University of California and San Diego State University. She is committed to improving population health through epidemiological research and behavioural change and has published around 150 peer reviewed papers, including in top ranked journals such as the Lancet, Nature Climate Change, and PLOS Medicine. In 2016, Professor Ding led a team of researchers in launching a successful Lancet series on physical activity ( Professor Ding is the co-facilitator of the webinar.