What is CERI?
CERI is a joint initiative between The Australian Prevention Centre and four NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence. Established in June 2020, this novel initiative brings together some of Australia’s leading prevention researchers to develop shared narratives, work together to translate new knowledge, and support early- to mid-career researchers across all centres.
What is its Mission?
CERI aims to enhance the profile and impact of chronic disease prevention research in Australia through expanded multi-centre collaboration and networking.
How does it work?
CERI is overseen by a Steering Group consisting of representatives from each participating centre. Strategies will be developed and implemented through a separate Coordination Network comprised of representatives from each centre whose roles involve knowledge mobilisation, communications, and capacity building.
Who is involved?
- The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre (the Prevention Centre)
A national research, policy, and practice collaboration finding effective ways to prevent Australia’s greatest health burden: the epidemic of chronic disease. The Prevention Centre aims to determine how we can build an effective, efficient and equitable system for the prevention of lifestyle-related chronic disease.
- The National Centre of Implementation Science (NCOIS)
Our research centre which focuses on identifying and optimising methods in translating research on chronic disease prevention for communities and supporting them to integrate prevention strategies into policies, practices and programs.
- The Health in Preconception and Pregnancy (HiPP) collaborative
A multi-disciplinary national and international network led from the Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation. HiPP aims to enable women-centred and equitable health care that supports women in healthy lifestyles, optimising weight and health across the life-course.
- Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood (EPOCH)
Bringing together researchers, practitioners and policy makers from Australia, New Zealand and England to work on the prevention of obesity in children (0–5 years). EPOCH aims to reduce the prevalence of obesity and obesity-related behaviours in the first five years of life,
- The Food Retail Environments for Health (RE-FRESH) collaboration
Encompassing multidisciplinary research to demonstrate how healthy food retail can become the new norm for food business. RE-FRESH aims to transform the environments in which citizens buy their food and drink in order to improve our population’s diet and health. Its focus is on building the evidence, methods, and tools we need to accelerate uptake of proven interventions that will put this goal within our reach.