Knowledge Mobilisation Fellow, The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre

at The Sax Institute


The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre (the Centre) is an NHMRC partnership centre established in 2013 that is taking a systems approach to the prevention of lifestyle-related chronic disease. Administered by the Sax Institute in Sydney, the Centre brings together system investigators from 7+ funding agencies to work with researchers from 10+ Australian universities and research centres.

Through its partnerships, the Centre aims to better inform policy and program decision making about what works in preventing chronic disease and in more effective implementation of prevention programs. The core group includes more than 30 leading investigators across Australia from 20 universities, government, non-government and private sector agencies with many other investigators and practitioners involved in specific projects.

The aim of the Centre is to be a world leader in prevention science applied to chronic disease. Its objectives are to strengthen the research base for prevention, synthesise and communicate evidence in ways that are more informative to policy and program implementation, and help activate an effective and efficient prevention system in Australia. The Centre will achieve this through a collaborative and integrated model of working with partners in knowledge production, translation and implementation.


We are looking for a practical and dynamic individual to work in our Co-ordinating Centre based at the Sax Institute in Sydney. The Knowledge Mobilisation Fellow’s task is to find creative ways to pull together the findings of diverse research projects conducted nationally – to show how the whole is greater than the sum of the parts in this research collaboration.

For every research project, the Knowledge Mobilisation Fellow will ensure that there is an evidence-based plan to maximise the transfer of the new knowledge generated from the research into action. In addition, they will help to facilitate communication and exchange of ideas across projects so that new ideas and meta-understandings of new phenomena can be more quickly identified.

The Knowledge Mobilisation Fellow will create interconnections across project teams, appreciate what is being learned, and assist both university and practice-based investigators and collaborators to challenge their taken-for-granted assumptions.

The position is ideal for someone with a background in adult learning, creative thinking, narrative, system thinking, communication, improvement science or organisational development. The Knowledge Mobilisation Fellow’s role will be to know how knowledge for chronic disease prevention systems is being built across the world and how the Prevention Centre is contributing to this.

They will be part of the Co-ordinating Centre of the Prevention Centre, which includes the Director, Program Manager, Communications team and administrative staff.


For a full copy of the position description, please visit the Sax Institute's website here.

How to Apply for this job

To apply please send your CV and a cover letter addressing the Selection Criteria to with the subject heading: Knowledge Mobilisation Fellow, The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre. For any enquiries please contact Emma Slaytor on (02) 9188 9575 or Applications close: 5pm, 06 September 2018.

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