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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
Woman Fallen iStock
Falls are a growing and under-recognised public health issue globally. Every year more than 684,000 people die as a result of a fall, the majority of them in low- and middle-income countries. An...
Published: 28 April 2021
Image - Covid vaccination hubs
Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been much maligned recently, as it’s become clear we’re way behind schedule. So far Australia’s average daily rate since the rollout began in late February is...
Published: 19 April 2021
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

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