Australian Social Prescribing Institute of Research and Education (ASPIRE), is the first organisation in Australia that is dedicated solely to advancing social prescribing research, connections, evidence, and education.
ASPIRE convenes a number of thematic Expert Panels composed of recognised scientific experts in their fields. Our Expert Panels bring existing and emerging research and practice together to refine coherent, local models of social prescribing that are relevant to Australian policy, funding, and service delivery frameworks.
Functions of the Expert Panels include:
Serve as a point of information and expertise for policy makers, legislators, public agencies and funders, to provide contemporary and relevant information to inform their decision making.
Act as a key point of contact and conduit for emerging research projects, advancing the understanding of social prescribing within Australia.
Comprehensively bring together existing evidence to produce briefs and reviews making it accessible to policy makers, stakeholders and the broader public.
Interact with global experts to broaden the field of information available to local research, ensuring local factors and dynamics inform emergent design, implementation, operation and evaluation of models of Social Prescribing.
Work together with other Expert Panels to create and refine common data sets, evaluation frameworks, and methodological approaches, with a view to create a consistent and joined up understanding of the goals, outputs, outcomes and impacts of various social prescribing initiatives.
Prof Genevieve Dingle
Arts & Culture
Prof Xiaoqi Feng
Prof Thomas Astell-Burt
Dr Eric Brymer
Physical Activity & Exercise
A/Prof Michele Bissett
Leisure & Socialisation
A/Prof Christina Aggar
Dr James Ibrahim
General Practice Integration
Community & Consumers
Prof Susan Kurrle
Prof Yvonne Zurynski
Quality, Effectiveness & Sustainability
Dr Rosanne Freak-Poli
Data & Health Inequality