Webinars hosted by NCOIS and/or include researchers working with our centre are listed here:

PLAY Spaces and Environments for Children’s Physical Activity, Health & Development (PLAYCE) – October, 2022
Associate Professor Hayley Christian is a National Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellow. She is Head of the ‘Child Physical Activity, Health and Development’ team at the Telethon Kids Institute. Hayley is also an Associate Professor at the School of Population and Global Health, University of Western Australia. Hayley’s research focuses on improving children’s physical activity levels, health and well-being through multi-level interventions focused on the child, family, social and built environment.

Her work uncovers the best environments, policies and programs to facilitate physically active lifestyles for lifelong health and wellbeing. An overview of the PLAYCE (PLAY Spaces and Environments for Children’s Physical Activity, Health & Development) program of research is presented in this webinar, which we were delighted to host.


Knowledge Translation in Action – August, 2022
We were excited to host this webinar to learn more about translating knowledge into policy and practice. Our Centre’s Director and Professor of the University of Newcastle, Luke Wolfenden provided an overview and shared his team’s findings from their recent study.
Dr Alex Chung (VicHealth Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Monash University) and Maddie Heenan (Research Officer & PhD candidate – The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre & The George Institute for Global Health) presented two case studies describing the development of a knowledge synthesis approach for decision makers working in chronic disease prevention.
Professor Rebecca Golley (De
puty director – Flinders Caring Futures Institute) presented an exploration of the science and art of knowledge translation using case studies from two national projects: VegKIT and EPOCH.

All presenters have generously shared their presentation slides with us. Links to the articles in the presentations (where relevant) can be found in the slides. Luke Wolfenden – presentation slides; Maddie Heenan & Alex Chung – presentation slides; Rebecca Golley – presentation slides.


Focus on implementation outcomes and measures – August, 2022
We were delighted to host this webinar to learn more about implementation outcomes & measures. Our Centre’s Deputy Director and Associate Professor of Swinburne University Serene Yoong provided an overview and introduced us to key concepts. NCOIS’ Ms Cat Lane shared her experience of using mixed methods to measure implementation outcomes and Dr Tara Boelson-Robinson of Deakin University provided an overview of implementation outcomes used in her work within the food retail setting.

All presenters have generously shared their presentation slides with us.
Links to the articles in the presentations can be found in the slides.
Serene Yoong – presentation slides; Cassandra Lane – presentation slides; Tara Boelson-Robinson -presentation slides.


Scaling up webinar – May, 2022
NCOIS was thrilled to host a webinar presenting case studies of scaling up in May 2022. We were fortunate to have Lise Lafferty of the Kirby Institute at the University of NSW, Courtney Barnes of NCOIS and Hunter New England Local Health District, and Niki Kajons of the Central Coast Local Health District join us and share their experience and insights. Find out more about each presentation in the event flyer or watch the full webinar chaired by NCOIS’ Alix Hall.


Effectiveness or Implementation: Why not both? A Hybrid Designs Webinar 
Featuring Associate Professor Luke Wolfenden, this webinar offers theoretical guidance on hybrid designs for implementation science. Presented as part of a Cancer Implementation Science Community webinar.




Webinar: SIG Implementation and Scalability (in partnership with ISPAH and NCOIS)
‘Designing and Undertaking Implementation Trials’ session was presented in December, 2020, featuring our director, Associate Professor Luke Wolfenden and moderated by A/Prof Taren Swindle, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Dr Nicole Nathan, University of Newcastle, NCOIS and Hunter New England Population Health.