Staff profile - Steven Allender
Prof Steven Allender
|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
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:
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
Epidemiology, Obesity, Prevention, Systems thinking, Public Health
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
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.