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Research & evaluation

Cancer Council Victoria produces leading tobacco control research and evaluation. This ensures our work is evidence-based and that it keeps improving. In this section you’ll find a range of reports and research that influence our practice.


Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer: research & evaluation

The Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer (CBRC) monitors smoking prevalence, attitudes and behaviours, evaluates the impact of interventions and policy changes, and develops knowledge regarding the behavioural aspects of tobacco control. Topics include:

The Nigel Gray Fellowship Group’s Research

The Nigel Gray Distinguished Fellow in Cancer Prevention conducts research in the following areas:

  • Impact of tobacco control policies on smokers
  • Impact of mass-disseminable smoking cessation strategies
  • Strategies for helping disadvantaged smokers
  • Theory development for understanding hard-to-maintain behaviour change

Economics of Cancer Program (CCV and Deakin Health)

In 2016, Cancer Council Victoria and Deakin Health Economics created the Economics of Cancer Program designed to extend knowledge on the economic value of cancer interventions in prevention areas such as tobacco, obesity and screening, as well as treatment and the support of cancer patients.

Current research projects

  • QuitLink trial: Accessible smoking cessation support for people living with severe and enduring mental illness – in partnership with University of Newcastle, University of Melbourne, State University of New Jersey, University of Wollongong, Deakin University, Monash University (NHMRC-funded)
  • Supporting Quitting After Release (SQuARe) trial – Supporting people leaving smokefree prisons to stay smokefree, in partnership with the University of Melbourne and ACSO (VicHealth-funded)
  • Quitting with Nicotine (QuitNic) trial – Supporting people leaving smokefree residential withdrawal facilities to stay smokefree – in partnership with University of Newcastle and Turning Point (VicHealth-funded).


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