Menu

Search

Terry Slevin

Terry Slevin

Adjunct Professor, School of Psychology, Curtin University and College of Health and Medicine, Australian National University
Terry Slevin is one of Australia's most experienced experts and commentators on public health research, chronic disease prevnetion and health promotion.

He is a regular media commentator on public health policy and cancer issues from the causes and early detection of cancer, to broader chronic disease prevention issues including tobacco control, nutrition, physical activity, weight control, alcohol, sun protection and cancer myths.

He is CEO of the Public Health Association of Austrlia, a member based leading non government organisation focusing on achieving improvement in public helth in Australia. He was previously Director, Education and Research at The Cancer Council WA from 1994 until April 2018, Mr Slevin holds a Masters in Public Health and an Honours degree in Psychology. He is Adjunct Professor in the School of Psychology at Curtin University and an Adjunct Professor at the College of Health and Medicine at the Australian National Univerity. He was previously Vice President of the Public Health Association of Austrlia and is a fellow of the PHAA. He is Co Chair of the Scientific Committee for the UICC's World Cancer Congress in Kuala Lumpur in October 2018.

He was founding chair of Cancer Council Australia’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Committee and the Colaition for Gun Control in WA. He has served as Chair of the National Skin Cancer Committee and the Occupational and Environmental Cancer Committeer for Cancer Council Australia. He Edited a book on skin cancer for CSIRO Publishing in 2014 titled "Sun Skin and Health" and has jointly published more than 60 papers in the peer reviewed literature on public health, health promotion and cancer control.

He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has served on the Board of the Health Promotion Foundation of WA (Healthway) and the Neurological Council of WA.

Cutting cancer costs is a worthy policy, but we need to try to prevent it too

Apr 08, 2019 05:24 am UTC| Insights & Views Health

Removing the financial worries from Australians diagnosed with cancer is bound to be a popular move. The Oppositions A$2.3 billion cancer care plan announced in Bill Shortens budget reply speech on Thursday night aims...

1 

Economy

GDP update: spending dips and saving soars as we stash rather than spend our tax cuts

Australians saved rather than spent most of the budget tax cuts, almost doubling the proportion of household income saved, leaving spending languishing. The September quarter national accounts show that in the first...

A global downturn looks likely, yet it's being totally ignored in the UK election

For all the marked policy differences between the different parties in the UK election, they share a common blindspot. They all seem to assume that the UK is the sole determiner of its economic fate. There is nothing in...

This small German town took back the power – and went fully renewable

The case for ambitious and transformative environmental policy is being made with increasing fervour and a series of Green New Deals a reference to Roosevelts economic reform programme in the 1930s have been proposed...

Economic democracy: why handing power back to the people will fix our broken system

Behind the superficial froth of the UK election campaign, the competing parties are offering fundamentally different visions of the economy, who controls it and who benefits from it. The Conservatives and, to some extent,...

Global and historical lessons on how land reforms have unfolded

What can South Africa learn about land reforms from wider global and historical experiences in the 20th century? Most land reforms have involved transferring rights of ownership from wealthy landlords to poor, small-scale...

Politics

Donald Trump criticized for his mocking Greta Thunberg tweet

President Donald Trumps Twitter post targeting teenage activist Greta Thunberg drew criticisms from various sectors. The tweet, which came after Thunberg was named Person of the Year by Time magazine, suggested to the...

Melania Trump's shocking expenditures on clothes revealed!

Melania Trump is a former model turned First Lady of the United States so no wonder she likes to be fashionable. However, it was recently revealed that she has been spending a staggering amount to replenish her wardrobe...

Why Michelle Obama defended Ellen DeGeneres against bashers for her friendship with George W. Bush

Michelle Obama took the side of Ellen DeGeneres and defended the popular host from bashers who criticized her for her friendship with the former POTUS George W. Bush. Barack Obamas wife explained that there was nothing...

Melania Trump, Donald Trump divorce rumors: What are their terms?

United States President Donald Trump is known for having married three times. However, rumors are circulating that his marriage to First Lady Melania Trump may be declining. The rumors started when Melania delayed her...

How Melania Trump was challenged by Donald Tramp’s first wife Ivana

President Donald Trump and his wife Melania are public figures who are always under media scrutiny. With this level of attention, feuds within the family, exes included, are bound to make their rounds with the press in no...

Science

Pacific Ring of Fire: Volcanologist reveals the most dangerous volcanoes

When it comes to earthquakes and eruptions, the Pacific Ring of Fire is what geologists and volcanologists are watching out for. A recent report reveals which of these volcanoes in the Ring of Fire are the most dangerous...

Aliens: Distant exoplanets may contain water sources

Space agencies are continuously studying the entities that are beyond the Earth, including one of the biggest mysteries in space. A new report reveals that distant exoplanets may have sources of water. One of the...

Antarctica shrank the brains of some scientists stationed there

For most people, Antarctica is a place they will never set foot in their entire lifetime. Its unbearably cold and covered year-round in ice, there are no hotels or fast food joints and there are no commercial ships or...

Particle X17: Mysterious particle can potentially be the 'fifth force of nature', experts say

Over time, more and more discoveries are being made in Science, and it still continues today. Scientists have made a breakthrough in discovering a particle that could potentially be the fifth force of nature. Express...

The big one: Cascadia fault can potentially trigger San Andreas and cause major earthquake

With the news of many natural calamities that have affected the West in recent years, it appears that another one may occur. A new report reveals that the Cascadia fault can once again trigger San Andreas, therefore...

Technology

AirPods holiday sales now live on Walmart, Best Buy

Those with tech-savvy and music-loving friends and are starting their holiday shopping early are in luck because several AirPods deals are now up online. Several discount offers can be found in different stores; however,...

iOS 14 announcement is very likely in June 2020

The launch of iOS 13 has been an underwhelming experience even to avid fans of Apple products. It is then not surprising if many iPhone and iPad users are now looking forward to having iOS 14. iOS 13 was just fully...

iPhone 12 price increase is unlikely to exceed $100

Every year, major tech companies are expected to refresh its flagship product lineups. It has also been customary for them to announce major specs and features upgrades since these are necessary to entice the public to...

iPhone SE 2 may end up being called iPhone 9

The iPhone SE 2 has been a recurring subject on tech fans weekly dose of Apple rumors. People now have a good idea of what to expect from the device, but a new report about its official name appears to be the most...

Google Pixelbook, other Chrome OS devices now on sale for the holidays

Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be over, but peoples chances to snag good deals on top Chromebook options are not over. Googles Pixelbook and Pixel Slate are just some of the Chrome OS-powered devices that are now up...
  • Market Data
Close

Welcome to EconoTimes

Sign up for daily updates for the most important
stories unfolding in the global economy.