Professor Carlene Wilson was appointed to the Chair in Cancer Prevention (Behavioural Science) in March of 2008. Shes leads a group pf three postdoctoral fellows, three project officers and 5 PhD students.The position is a collaborative venture between Cancer Council South Australia and Flinders University and is located within the School of Medicine. The position is based in the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer. The position exists in recognition of the key role preventive health strategies play in the primary and secondary prevention of chronic disease, including many forms of cancer. The objectives of the position are to work with both sponsoring organisations in extending understanding of the behavioural variables that influence risk of cancer and how knowledge of these variables can be used to develop interventions that reduce incidence of cancer in South Australia.
Prizes in the MBA:
Focus of my research is on determinants of diet and lifestyle choices associated with obesity and overweight and the analysis of influences in participation in CRC screening and rescreening.