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Image - Pictures of COVID injections can scare the pants off people with needle phobias. Use these instead
This year is shaping up as the year of the COVID-19 vaccination photo, with the pandemic providing seemingly endless photo opportunities. We’ve seen stock photos of people getting vaccinated in news...
Published: 9 April 2021
Tonga report unplanned pregnancy
“Barriers surround us such as taboos for topics including reproductive health, that are not commonly discussed at home and in communities,” said 18 year-old Ana Malia Falemaka, Youth Mentor with the...
Published: 7 April 2021
Faith Healthy Ageing Supplements
Healthy ageing and microbiome researchers are seeking more than 150 Sydney-based older adults, aged 60-70 years, for a trial testing whether taking dietary supplements can help improve frailty and...
Published: 23 March 2021
Faye McMillan appointment
Congratulations to Associate Professor Faye McMillan on her appointment as the first Deputy National Rural Health Commissioner. Faye is one of two Deputy Commissioners who will play a key role in the...
Published: 23 March 2021
Measuring blood pressure
High blood pressure (hypertension) is the leading preventable risk factor for death globally and significantly increases the risk of life-threatening conditions such as heart attack, stroke and...
Published: 23 March 2021
Image Frontline domestic violence
The COVID-19 pandemic took a toll on the mental health and wellbeing of frontline workers in Australia’s domestic and family violence (DFV) sector, but also introduced new ways of working that have...
Published: 18 March 2021
Elderly woman with fractured wrist
The simple answer is yes, according to the new research published in JAMA Surgery by a team of researchers from the Whitlam Orthopaedic Research Centre and UNSW School of Population Health. Wrist...
Published: 16 March 2021
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Young drivers from areas of low socio-economic status continue to have higher rates of motor vehicle crashes into adulthood than those from more affluent areas, according to a new study. This divide...
Published: 11 March 2021
Image - How can governments communicate with multicultural Australians about COVID vaccines?
Australia launched its COVID-19 vaccination campaign last week, beginning with frontline workers in hotel quarantine, health care and aged care. But one critical question is whether the immunisation...
Published: 2 March 2021
Adam Craig
Dr Adam Craig from UNSW School of Population Health is a winner of the 2021 Australia-France Social Science Collaborative Research Program Fellowship, which aims to boost interdisciplinary research...
Published: 24 February 2021
Police Report Domestic Violence
This is an opinion piece and is authored by Dr George Karystianis and Prof Tony Butler from the UNSW School of Population Health. Rare access to almost half a million police reports of domestic...
Published: 5 February 2021
Image - It's crucial we address COVID vaccine hesitancy among health workers. Here's where to start
Health workers are at higher risk of COVID infection and illness. They can also act as extremely efficient transmitters of viruses to others in medical and aged care facilities. That’s why health...
Published: 18 January 2021
Image - The Oxford vaccine has unique advantages, as does Pfizer’s. Using both is Australia’s best strategy
On Sunday, federal Chief Medical Officer Professor Paul Kelly said most Australians will be offered a vaccine from Oxford-AstraZeneca. Australia currently has agreements in place to receive 53.8...
Published: 14 January 2021
Image - Australia’s vaccine rollout will now start next month. Here’s what we’ll need
Australia’s COVID vaccine rollout will now begin in mid- to late February. Vaccination will commence with workers dealing with international arrivals or quarantine facilities, frontline health...
Published: 8 January 2021
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School of Population Health’s Dr Adrienne Withall will lead a NHMRC funded project to enhance screening capacity for health conditions in older prisoners (aged 50+ years). The grant, amounting to $...
Published: 16 December 2020
Image Baby with bandage
A nine-year analysis of Australian children hospitalised for burns has found Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were admitted three times as frequently as non-Indigenous children and...
Published: 11 December 2020
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In term 1, 2021 a new postgraduate course will be available as a 6UOC elective in the Master of Public Health and the Master of Global Health. Co-convened by Head of the School of Population Health...
Published: 10 December 2020
Asma Awadh
Asma studied a dual Master’s in International Public Health and Health Management (MIPH/MHM) at UNSW Medicine. Now she has returned home to Kenya, where she is leading the fight against COVID-19....
Published: 4 December 2020
Image - COVID experts share their tips on enjoying the holiday season
With states now opening up borders, negligible community transmission of COVID-19 and a record against the pandemic that is the envy of the world, you could be forgiven for thinking this holiday...
Published: 2 December 2020
Image Introducing Master of Global Health
In 2021, the School of Population Health will be offering a Master’s Degree in Global Health, with the program transitioning from our current Master of International Public Health. The new degree...
Published: 13 November 2020

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