Prof Steven Allender

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Health & Soc. Dev.

Campus

Geelong Waterfront Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Ballarat, 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.

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

Teaching interests

Teaching Interests

Professor Allender has a Research Intensive role within the Centre for 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

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

Publications

No publications found

Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2020

Shruti Muralidharan

Thesis entitled: Mobile Health Technology for the Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes

Doctor of Philosophy (Health & Social Development), School of Health & Social Development

2017

Joshua Nicholas Hayward

Thesis entitled: Adolescent Lifestyle and Depressive Symptoms: Associations and Complex Community Determinants

Doctor of Philosophy (Health & Social Development), School of Health & Social Development

2016

Erin Jane Hoare

Thesis entitled: Obesogenic risk and depression: patterns and prevention among adolescents

Doctor of Philosophy (Health & Social Development), School of Health & Social Development

Jennifer Marks

Thesis entitled: Transition, School, Friends and Obesity Risk Models (The TranSFORM Study)

Doctor of Philosophy (Health & Social Development), School of Health & Social Development

2013

Lynne Millar

Thesis entitled: Community-based obesity prevention in children

Doctor of Philosophy (Health & Social Development), School of Health & Social Development

Executive Supervisor
2019

Jaimie McGlashan

Thesis entitled: The Use of Network Analysis to Evaluate Community-Based Obesity Prevention Interventions

Doctor of Philosophy (Health & Social Development), School of Health & Social Development

Associate Supervisor
2019

Laura Veronica Alston

Thesis entitled: Policy priorities to reduce disparities in ischaemic heart disease among rural Australians

Doctor of Philosophy (Health & Social Development), School of Health & Social Development

Jillian Maree Whelan

Thesis entitled: Can a rural Australian community lead and sustain obesity prevention?

Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine), School of Medicine

2017

Melissa Amina Madeleine Cavallo Mialon

Thesis entitled: Monitoring the corporate political activity of the food industry

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (High Cost), School of Health & Social Development

2015

John Joseph Grundy

Thesis entitled: Health Systems and Social Transition in Asia

Doctor of Philosophy (Health & Social Development), School of Health & Social Development