School of Population Health


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Study at the School of Population Health (SPH) in Sydney, Australia at UNSW. The School is a leading educator in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region through its postgraduate programs in Public Health, Global HealthHealth Leadership and Management and Infectious Diseases Intelligence. For undergraduate students, we offer the Bachelor of International Public Health. The School also offers excellent research degrees including a unique doctorate in Applied Public Health which incorporates workplace experience and a thesis in professional practice. Our School is strongly committed to excellence in learning, teaching and research to enhance public health and health services. We provide quality learning that is student-centred and relevant to real-world practice.

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What’s new in the School?

Part time biostatistician needed, School of Population Health, UNSW. This Research Fellow role (0.6 FTE for 12 months) will work on a range of quantitative research studies in injury and trauma care across the life course. The role will lead data analysis and interpretation of data from a range of prospective cohort studies, and health systems studies in Australia and globally. Master or PhD in biostatistics, or epidemiology or public health with a strong quantitative focus required. Additional work supporting teaching may also be an option. For more details contact: Dr Holger Moeller.

Read the School of Population Health Strategy 2020-2025  – our roadmap to achieving a positive impact on people’s lives, health systems, policy and practice through research, teaching and engagement.

New name for School puts population health in focus and reflects our broader approach to population and global health.


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Big boost to School program in implementation science and health systems

Associate Professor Natalie Taylor, a health psychologist and implementation scientist, is joining UNSW School of Population Health. “We are delighted to welcome Associate Professor Taylor whose extensive expertise in health systems and health behaviours research will play a major role in shaping and growing the future direction of the School’s research and teaching programs,” said Professor Rebecca Ivers, Head of UNSW School of Population Health.

Associate Professor Taylor’s program of research focuses on using behaviour change theory and implementation science to enhance health behaviours, improve healthcare quality and safety, and testing the cost-effectiveness of implementation interventions. 

"As an implementation scientist, I can develop, apply, and advance methodologies to support and study optimal ways to translate evidence into practice; through my new role with the School, sharing these approaches with students will serve to build more capacity for effective and efficient evidence translation in health,” said Associate Professor Taylor. 

Read more about Natalie here  



Research students dream to impact global policy comes true

Master of Public Health students, Eleanor Bruyn and Long Nguyen, conducted a review of health system readiness for using single-pill combination therapy for high blood pressure in 30 low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) which started as a research project and ended up informing a World Health Organization (WHO) policy brief.

Reflecting on the project, Eleanor said: “This work has given me the opportunity to learn from experienced researchers and has shown me that so many factors can influence health at the population level and that collaboration and cooperation across sectors is essential to achieve the most meaningful outcomes.” 

Long said. “It was incredibly exciting to witness the immediate application of our research into the real world - I always dreamt of working for the WHO but did not expect this with my course." "The experience has made me feel a lot more equipped and confident in initiating my own research into other public or global health challenges in the future.” 

Eleanor and Long hope this work will lead to tangible changes in hypertension care globally. 

Read more here


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