Professor Wolfenden is a behavioural scientist. In 2013 he commenced a NHMRC Career Development Fellowship. He graduated with a PhD in behavioural medicine in 2006. Since submission of his PhD he has worked with internationally recognised research institutions such as the UK Cochrane Centre, and was an invited visiting Fellow at the World Health Organization. Nationally, he has been primarily responsible for the evaluation of Australia’s largest ever child obesity prevention program (Good for Kids. Good for Life.) where he led a research collaboration between the Prevention Research Centres of the University of Sydney, Hunter New England Area Health Service and NSW Health.
Professor Wolfenden has collaborated academics, policy makers or practitioners from the following organisations: The World Health Organization The UK Cochrane Centre The Australian Drug Foundation University of Ottawa Yale University University of Newcastle University of Sydney Deakin University University of Melbourne University of Western Australia NSW Cancer Council Turning Point Hunter New England Population Health Hunter Institute of Mental Health Parenting Research Centre NSW Department of Education and Communities Catholic Schools Office NSW Family Services Inc NSW Office of Preventive Health NSW Ministry of Health