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Rebecca Ivers public health response
Introduction by Croakey: The Australian Medical Association has called on the NSW Government to implement a lockdown that it is “more Victorian style”, saying it is “absolutely ridiculous” that...
Published: 20 July 2021
Image - We’ve become used to wearing masks during COVID. But does that mean the habit will stick?
Mask mandates are in place in Victoria and New South Wales as these states continue to see COVID cases in the community. And public health experts have argued face masks will continue to be an...
Published: 19 July 2021
Image - COVID-19 vaccination glossary to help non-English speakers
A COVID-19 vaccination glossary will be distributed across Australia in 31 languages after being developed by UNSW Associate Professor Holly Seale in partnership with NSW Health. The COVID-19...
Published: 19 July 2021
Image - Do the public need clearer guidance when it comes to vaccine messaging?
With the Greater Sydney lockdown entering its third week and community spread in Sydney’s south-west concerning officials, the federal government is asking people over the age of 60 in outbreak zones...
Published: 9 July 2021
Image - Immunisation opportunities overlooked
Could the implementation of hospital-based immunisation services increase vaccination numbers for middle and older aged Australians?  Katie McFadden undertook research to answer this question while...
Published: 8 July 2021
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New research published in Lancet Public Health outlines the health research priorities of people in prison according to people in prison themselves, with mental health ranked the most pressing. ...
Published: 2 July 2021
Image - One in 20 COVID-19 cases report long-term symptoms
Five per cent of people diagnosed with COVID-19 during NSW’s ‘first wave’ were still experiencing symptoms three months later, according to the largest study of COVID-19 recovery time ever undertaken...
Published: 25 June 2021
Image - Liz Harris, Faye McMillan, Robyn Richmond
Congratulations to the following UNSW School of Population Health experts for being recognised in the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List and appointed Members of the Order of Australia (AM):  ...
Published: 16 June 2021
Katrina Blazek & Ben Harris-Roxas
We are pleased to welcome to the UNSW School of Population Health Katrina Blazek as Lecturer in Health Data Science, and Ben Harris-Roxas as Senior Lecturer in Integrated Care who start their roles...
Published: 11 June 2021
Image - People's odds of loneliness could fall by up to half if cities hit 30% green space targets
One in four Australians feel lonely on three or more days a week. Our longitudinal study, just published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, finds adults in neighbourhoods where at least 30...
Published: 10 June 2021
Image - Quarantine quandary: the case for building dedicated facilities
Australian governments need to bite the bullet and construct purpose-built COVID-19 quarantine facilities in each state regardless of the nation’s progress with vaccinations, a leading epidemiologist...
Published: 4 June 2021
Covid vaccines
In an attempt to increase coverage, from Wednesday the Victorian government will allow aged-care and disability-care workers to jump the queue in state-run mass vaccination clinics. Photo: Nigel...
Published: 4 June 2021
Xiao Feng
With a focus on promoting more liveable, healthier and equitable communities, leading epidemiologist Xiaoqi Feng is Associate Professor in Urban Health and Environment at UNSW School of Population...
Published: 31 May 2021
What can we do to overcome vaccine hesitancy? Associate Professor Holly Seale, an infectious disease social scientist at UNSW Sydney Medicine and Health discusses what we can do to overcome this...
Published: 26 May 2021
Image - Dr Jasim Anwar presenting the CRVS report to Dr Qaiser Khan
A first-of-its kind report maps out the road to universal registration of births and deaths in Pakistan to ensure national policies and programs are inclusive.  In South Asia, 546 million people are...
Published: 21 May 2021
Image drivers crash risk
New research shows men, regardless of age, are up to two times more likely to crash, and yet women are more likely to be hospitalised because of an injury sustained in a crash. Men also reported...
Published: 20 May 2021
Image - Male drivers car crash
New research shows men, regardless of age, are up to two times more likely to crash, and yet women are more likely to be hospitalised because of an injury sustained in a crash. Men also reported...
Published: 20 May 2021
Image CFI Privilege Poverty
Decolonising global health means a dismantling of privilege and the structural barriers to health, both across countries and within. In a world where everyone’s health matters, whose knowledge do we...
Published: 14 May 2021
Image - We need herd immunity against COVID-19 vaccine misinformation
  A new study published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE revealed over 103 million people globally liked, shared, retweeted or reacted with an emoji to misinformation and conspiracy theories about...
Published: 13 May 2021
Climate Action Open Letter
The UNSW School of Population Health is proud to sign the health sector's open letter to the Prime Minister to cut emissions and save lives.   “A national strategy on climate, health and wellbeing...
Published: 7 May 2021

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