Staff profile - Steven Allender

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Prof Steven Allender

Position: Professor
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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



  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Ballarat, 2002


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


Teaching Interests

Deakin University Medical School: The Obesity Pandemic

Oxford University Global Health Sciences: From epidemiology to policy: evidence based prevention

Oxford University Global Short Course on Non Communicable Disease


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 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.

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