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About the Webinar
#PreventionWorksLIVE 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 second masterclass on 15 April 2021 with Adjunct Professor Tarun Weeramanthri will focus on creating change through policy and practice, and the links between prevention, climate change, and COVID-19.
The masterclass will
be followed by a Q&A session giving an opportunity for real and effective
learning. All #PreventionWorksLIVE events will be recorded 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.
RSVP deadline: Thursday 15 April at 1.00pm AEST
Adjunct Professor Tarun Weeramanthri
Adjunct Professor Tarun Weeramanthri is the President of the Public Health Association of Australia, and an adjunct professor in the School of Population and Global Health at the University of Western Australia. He is a trained specialist in internal medicine and public health, and has a PhD in social medicine. He was Chief Health Officer in Western Australia (WA) from 2008 to 2018, and in the Northern Territory (NT) from 2004 to 2007. In 2014, he was awarded the Sidney Sax Medal by the Public Health Association of Australia, for his contribution to public health in Australia. Over the last year, Professor Weeramanthri has worked with governments in WA, Victoria and South Australia as an advisor on the COVID-19 response, and with the Commonwealth Government on the National Contact Tracing Review. He is currently conducting an independent review of Hotel Quarantine arrangements in WA.
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.
Dr Katherine Cullerton
Dr Katherine Cullerton is a Research Fellow in the School of Public Health based at the University of Queensland. She has extensive experience working in in a range of public health sectors and settings in Australia and in the UK. Before joining the University of Queensland, Dr Cullerton was at the MRC Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge, UK, where she investigated whether it is ever acceptable for nutrition researchers to engage with the food industry and, if it is, under what conditions. Her current research focusses on why evidence doesn’t translate into policy and understanding how advocates can better influence nutrition policy. Katherine is the co-facilitator of the webinar.