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Image - International borders are about to open, but our research shows the plight of stranded Australians is not over
Australia’s international borders are due to reopen next month for people returning to states with 80% vaccination rates. Australian citizens and permanent residents who are fully vaccinated with an...
Published: 15 October 2021
Covid vaccination status
It isn’t mandatory to be vaccinated and some regard it as a private matter. So what is the best way to way to ask someone their vaccination status?  Researchers say the best way to protect younger...
Published: 14 October 2021
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UNSW School of Population Health recently partnered with the NSW State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) to pilot a series of accredited short courses program in value-based health care (VBHC)....
Published: 13 October 2021
Aboriginal All Stars at Football Park, Darwin. Photo: Stephen Cherry/AAP
Physical activity and sport are important in Indigenous cultures. How can barriers to participation be removed? Physical activity and sport are important in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander...
Published: 7 October 2021
Image - Associate Professor Rohina Joshi appointed to lead new program in global health
Scientia Associate Professor Joshi, a recipient of the Future Leader Fellowship from the National Heart Foundation is joining the School from The George Institute for Global Health where she has led...
Published: 30 September 2021
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What does vaccine equity look like? How do we stop COVID-19 becoming a disease of poverty? How can everyone be ‘free’ when freedom is dictated by equitable access to vaccines?  As part of In...
Published: 28 September 2021
Image - Power to the sheeple: why common sense prevails despite COVID-19 uncertainty
They say truth is the first casualty in any war, so what happens in a pandemic? Does it take to its bed with a fever? Our capacity to believe and determine what is true has taken a battering over the...
Published: 23 September 2021
Image - Soon you'll need to be vaccinated to enjoy shops, cafes and events - but what about the staff there?
The New South Wales and Victorian governments have released detailed roadmaps outlining how they’ll ease restrictions across Sydney and Melbourne. A feature of both roadmaps will be the requirement...
Published: 23 September 2021
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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-...
Published: 17 September 2021
Image - Chief health officers are in the spotlight like never before. Here's what goes on behind the scenes
Until COVID-19, few people knew anything about Australia’s chief medical officer or the state and territories’ chief health officers. Now they are front and centre of the news cycle. But media...
Published: 17 September 2021
Image - UNSW tops Australian universities with $61m in NHMRC Investigator Grants
Research fellowships to improve treatment for ovarian cancer, understand causes of congenital heart disease and address health inequity for people with intellectual disability are some of the grants...
Published: 15 September 2021
Natalie Taylor
Associate Professor Natalie Taylor, a health psychologist and implementation scientist, is joining UNSW School of Population Health as Scientia Associate Professor in Implementation Science and...
Published: 13 September 2021
Baume HIV and Covid
Bipartisanship is key to action in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and much can be learned from how Australia transcended politics to fight the HIV epidemic, writes Emeritus Professor Peter Baume...
Published: 6 September 2021
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The smell of hazard reduction burn smoke in Sydney this week is an unwelcome reminder the bushfire season is almost upon us, and with it, the torment of having to breathe toxic air. Even before the...
Published: 6 September 2021
Image - From vaccination to ventilation: 5 ways to keep kids safe from COVID when schools reopen
Last week the New South Wales government announced schools are scheduled to re-open in October. While face-to-face learning undoubtedly has benefits for both children and parents, the announcement...
Published: 3 September 2021
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Do you actually need compulsory vaccination at your workplace? And if you do, as a last resort, how do you make mandates fair? Compulsory COVID vaccination is in the news again now Qantas has just...
Published: 31 August 2021
Image - High blood pressure rates: 1.2 billion people now living with hypertension
A major new study involving UNSW academics, published today in The Lancet, has analysed blood pressure measurements from more than 100 million people taken over three decades in 184 countries. It’s...
Published: 25 August 2021
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Associate Professor Faye McMillian AM from UNSW School of Population Health reflects on how the luxury of time is both a blessing and a curse as it highlights the racism that is across every facet of...
Published: 17 August 2021
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Dr Tony Penna, Executive Director of NSW Office for Health and Medical Research shared his insights and tips for researchers on creating health research programs with real-world impact during a zoom...
Published: 17 August 2021
Image - New report: COVID-19 widens Australia's stark health income gap
UNSW Sydney and the Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) have released the Work, income and health inequity report, published by their Poverty and Inequality Partnership Project. It was...
Published: 12 August 2021

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