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  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
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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
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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
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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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  It's a concerning headline we see repeat itself almost every year leading into the Christmas and new year period - 'Domestic violence predicted to surge over the holiday period'. But why do these...
Published: 20 December 2021
Nellie Pollard
UNSW School of Population Health welcomes Nellie Pollard-Wharton, a Kooma woman, mother and social worker, as Associate Lecturer in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. Nellie Pollard-...
Published: 14 December 2021
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‘Nature prescriptions’, such as a nature-based walking and community gardening recommended by a health professional, are among the strategies that could help mitigate the adverse health impacts of...
Published: 14 December 2021
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  With the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) recently declaring a La Niña event, the outlook for summer in Eastern Australia is likely to be wetter than average. With that comes rising river levels – an ...
Published: 13 December 2021
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Professor Tony Butler leads the Justice Health Research Program (JHRP) at UNSW School of Population Health. The team of researchers are working on a range of projects involving adult and juvenile...
Published: 8 December 2021
Image - Experts call for urgent action to improve control rates of high blood pressure
A national commitment to improved blood pressure control would lead to significant health and economic gains, a group of medical researchers say. Their call to action – which recommends a three-step...
Published: 6 December 2021
Image - Selfies: Is your life worth a few 'likes'?
  It's a tragedy that could have been avoided. In July 2018, an 18-year-old male was taking selfies at the popular whale-watching spot, Cape Solander in Kurnell, NSW. It was reported he was...
Published: 3 December 2021
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Dr Alexandra Hogan is an Imperial College Research Fellow who is looking to tackle how humanity will ‘live with COVID-19’. She was recently awarded a National Health and Medical Research Council...
Published: 2 December 2021
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Kinship, Country, Law/Lore, and Dreaming are fundamental concepts for Aboriginal cultures and people. Interpretation and practice may differ between communities and individuals, but these core...
Published: 30 November 2021
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For two years, COVID-19 has been in the global spotlight. We have witnessed research breakthroughs as well as setbacks, and Australia has done it largely behind closed borders. The swift escalation...
Published: 23 November 2021
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Australians will be better protected against the health impacts of climate change, thanks to a new national research network led by The Australian National University (ANU) with partners from across...
Published: 23 November 2021
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Emotive claims, like COVID vaccination being unethical or coercive, are more likely to be shared on social media. But we can fight back. People opposing vaccine mandates, or COVID vaccines more...
Published: 23 November 2021
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The Glasgow Climate Pact is a missed opportunity to drive the global action and solidarity needed to mitigate the catastrophic health impacts of the climate emergency, say experts from UNSW School of...
Published: 17 November 2021
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Health political scientist, Professor Evelyne de Leeuw is Director of the Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation at UNSW School of Population Health. Professor Evelyne De Leeuw is...
Published: 17 November 2021
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Dr Amy Peden from UNSW School of Population Health is seeking to safeguard the next generation by developing an alcohol and injury prevention intervention for rural youth. Dr Peden’s work to date has...
Published: 9 November 2021

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