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Greater impact of pandemics on disadvantaged communities Shutterstock
The greater impact of pandemics on disadvantaged communities was recognised before COVID. Photo: Shutterstock What do disadvantaged communities need to weather long COVID? Ask them. Disadvantaged...
Published: 21 June 2022
Image - UNSW community recognised in 2022 Queen's Birthday Honours
UNSW academics, alumni and former colleagues have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours. UNSW warmly congratulates everyone who has been honoured. Professor Mary-Louise McLaws and...
Published: 14 June 2022
David Greenfield
The UNSW School of Population Health welcomes David Greenfield as Professor of Health Leadership and Management to lead the School’s research and teaching in the field, with a focus on growing...
Published: 6 June 2022
Image - The vital role emergency departments play in frontline mental health care
  Mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety start at an early age. Because the development of common mental health conditions can occur in adolescence to the mid-20s, early intervention...
Published: 1 June 2022
Image - When roads become rivers: forming a Plan B can stop people driving into floodwaters
Queensland residents are facing yet another arduous clean-up after floods inundated roads and towns last week. In the current La Niña period, from November 2021 to present, at least 41 people have...
Published: 18 May 2022
Natalie Taylor
Scientia Associate Professor Natalie Taylor, an internationally recognised behavioural and implementation scientist, has been appointed to the new role of Director of Research at UNSW School of...
Published: 17 May 2022
Christine Linhart Outer Islands Indo-Pacific
COVID-19 and other emergencies have highlighted the interdependence of health security and health systems; with an opportunity to build back better. Two new reports provide a roadmap for stronger...
Published: 5 May 2022
Easing Covid restrictions
Many countries are winding back COVID-19 restrictions, but governments should be continuing to promote the importance of voluntary mask use and catching up outdoors. This month, mask mandates were...
Published: 26 April 2022
Elizabeth Wong Westpac Scholar
The Westpac Scholars Trust will award up to $4.7 million in scholarships in 2022 to a group of outstanding Australians who are determined to find creative new ways to solve problems facing our...
Published: 14 April 2022
Blog: Climate emergency
Beset by climate change induced storms and floods and facing a tsunami of advertisements for unhealthy food and alcohol at every turn, the theme for this World Health Day of Our Planet, Our Health is...
Published: 6 April 2022
Image - Under-resourced and undermined: as floods hit south-west Sydney, our research shows councils aren't prepared
Thousands of people in south-western Sydney have been ordered to evacuate as extreme rain pummels the region and floodwaters rise rapidly. The downpour is expected to continue for days. This region,...
Published: 9 March 2022
image - Rohina Joshi
Rohina Joshi, Scientia Associate Professor of Global Health at the School of Population Health, UNSW Medicine and Health, is a finalist in the 2022 India Australia Business Community Alliance (IABCA...
Published: 7 March 2022
Image - No, you cannot 'devaccinate' yourself with snake venom kits, bleach or cupping
Claims you can “devaccinate” yourself have been circulating on social media, another example of extreme and dangerous misinformation about COVID vaccines. Methods said to remove COVID vaccines from...
Published: 4 March 2022
Ebony Lewis End of Life stories
It’s no secret that everybody dies, but have you ever thought about how you would like to die? As a society we don’t often discuss death and dying, it’s something we shy away from and avoid until...
Published: 22 February 2022
Group of students
Dr Allie Carter said sexual consent education programs should be sex-positive – meaning discussions should be open, honest, and non-judgmental. Photo: Shutterstock     To change sexual consent...
Published: 11 February 2022
Holly Seale
  It’s no secret Australia’s vaccine rollout had a rocky start… but now, 18 months later, our vaccination rate is amongst the highest in the world.  But our impressive 80%+ coverage doesn't tell the...
Published: 3 February 2022
Person working with mask
Over 70 people from the School of Population Health, including staff and at least 30 students, have contributed their time and skills to the COVID response in Sydney, across NSW, nationally and...
Published: 2 February 2022
Image - When is the right time for children to learn to swim?
Each year in Australia, an average of 23 children under five die from unintentional drowning, usually due to factors such as a lack of adult supervision, unrestricted access to water and not having...
Published: 18 January 2022
Stephen Lord
Scientia Professor Stephen Lord, at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and UNSW Sydney’s School of Population Health, is internationally renowned for his research into gait, balance and falls....
Published: 5 January 2022
Image - The eight deadly days of Christmas: how to stay safe from drowning in Australia this summer
Christmas is coming – meaning Australians are about to enter our most dangerous time of year for fatal drownings. The eight days from Christmas Day to New Year’s Day are the deadliest period for...
Published: 20 December 2021

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