Staff profile - Steven Allender

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Prof Steven Allender

Position: Professor
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Health & Soc. Dev.
Campus: Geelong Waterfront Campus
Phone: +61 3 522 78305 +61 3 522 78305
Email: steven.allender@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Ballarat, 2002


Affiliations

Oxford Health Alliance, 2008-ongoing



Cardio and Vascular Coalition Modelling Burden of CVD Working Group, 2007ongoing



European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, Prevention and Health Policy Section Nucleus, 2006-ongoing



European Public Health Association Public Health Epidemiology, 2006-ongoing



European Public Health Association Public health and Policy, 2006-ongoing



International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, 2005-ongoing



Society for Social Medicine, 2002-ongoing



Public Health Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2002-ongoing



Australian Council of Health Physical, Education and Recreation, 2002-ongoing


Academic

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests

Professor Allender has a Research Intensive role within the Centre fro Population Health Research. He focuses on supervision of research students: PhD, Doctoral, Masters, and fourth year students.

Some teaching highlights includes:
Postgraduate teaching

World Health Organization CC for Obesity Prevention short Course (Course Director and Teacher). The Epidemiology of Obesity; Determinants of obesity; Leadership in chronic disease prevention; Dissemination in obesity prevention. Deakin University, Aus, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

World Health Organization CC for Obesity Prevention short Course (Course Director and Teacher). Systems approaches to preventing obesity. Fiji National University 2012

Department of Health and Ageing. Obesity prevention in communities (Course Director and Teacher). Melbourne 2012.

World Heart Federation
Faculty - International Society of Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention 41st ten day international teaching seminar on cardiovascular disease epidemiology and prevention. Fiji 2015

Faculty - International Society of Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention 41st ten day international teaching seminar on cardiovascular disease epidemiology and prevention. Oxford, UK, 2008

University of Oxford 
Systems thinking in NCD prevention. WHO Global Short Course on NCD Prevention. University of Oxford 2015.
Next steps in NCD prevention. Prevention Strategies for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). September 2013 Department of Public Health, Department for Continuing Education.
Tools to prioritise different policy options. Prevention Strategies for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
15 – 20 July 2012 Department of Public Health, Department for Continuing Education.
How can community based interventions for NCD prevention be developed? Prevention Strategies for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) 15 – 20 July 2012 Department of Public Health, Department for Continuing Education.
Prevention of Chronic disease from randomized trials to systems intervention: Global Health Summer School, 2011-
Developing policy options from epidemiology: Global Health Summer School, 2009
MSc in Evidence Based Health Care: Centre for Continuing Education, 2003-2005
Introduction to Social Research Methods: Centre for Continuing Education, 2003-2005
Ecology of chronic disease risk factors: Human Sciences MSc, 2006 – 2007
Chronic disease epidemiology: Human Performance MSc, 2006 - 2007


Knowledge areas

Epidemiology, Obesity, Prevention, Systems thinking, Public Health


Awards

Awards and prizes

Consultant, Prevention, Health Policy and Epidemiology Section, European Association for Cardiac Prevention and Care 2010

Honorary Membership Faculty of Public Health. Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom, 2009

Nominated Future Leader within the Deakin University Developing Research Leaders Program 2010

Merit review award (recurring) for outstanding contribution above that expected of the grade. Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, 2009

World Heart Federation Fellowship. Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Prevention, 2006

University of Oxford. Medical Sciences Division Research Fund Travel Award, 2002

International Society for Equity in Health. Kellogg Foundation Travel Award, 2002

Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Doctoral level student award for excellence, creative and original thinking and relevance to the field, 2002


Research

Research interests

Professor Allender has an ongoing program of research on the burden of disease and obesity prevention. Recent work has seen a particular interest in the emerging burden of chronic disease in developing countries and the possibilities for using complex systems methodologies in community based interventions. Further work is in the development and understanding of community based approaches to chronic disease prevention.


Research page

http://tinyurl.com/jmbhh43


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