School of Population Health

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Image - Orthorexia nervosa: the sinister side of healthy eating
Have you ever cancelled social plans to have stricter control over your meals?  What about feeling severe emotional distress after eating something you consider unhealthy? These are both potential...
Published: 6 February 2020
Image bushfire response
The recent Australian bushfire emergency has had unprecedented impact on Australian communities and the environment. The public health ramifications, which may not be known for years, need immediate...
Published: 23 January 2020
Image - Australia Day increases risk of drowning in a river
Recent UNSW Sydney research has found that being male, drinking, risk-taking, geographical remoteness and public holidays are all risk factors which add up to what could become a fatal dip for some...
Published: 22 January 2020
Published: 16 January 2020
A partnership investigating Aboriginal child injury prevention launched its first community event on Saturday 30 November at Walgett Swimming pool. Nearly 400 people gathered at the pool to swim,...
Published: 16 January 2020
Image - UNSW student receives Schwarzman Scholarship
Dr Jaffly Chen, a current Westpac Future Leaders Scholar studying a Master of Public Health/Master of Health Management at UNSW Sydney, has been chosen for the Schwarzman Scholars Class of 2021. He...
Published: 8 January 2020
Image - Fatal child drownings: Chores a distraction in more than 4 out of 10 cases
Leaving children unsupervised in or near water while checking a pot on the stove, hanging washing out to dry or monitoring other children can lead to fatal drownings, a new study by UNSW Sydney,...
Published: 5 December 2019
Image - UNSW Future of Change Scholar wants healthcare for all
UNSW postgraduate student, Manik Singh, was awarded a Future of Change Scholarship to use towards his dual degree in public health. Manik will use the prestigious scholarship to support his dual...
Published: 2 December 2019
Congratulations to our recent graduates from the School of Public Health and Community Medicine.  On May 6 a total of 185 students graduated with 21 students being awarded research degrees and 164...
Published: 10 May 2019
Image - Cultural respect program shows little immediate impact on patient outcomes
A cultural respect program has done little to improve Aboriginal patients’ outcomes and health professionals’ behaviour over the short term, UNSW medical researchers say. A year-long program designed...
Published: 25 March 2019
Image - UNSW graduates awarded Westpac scholarships
Julia Nichols Two outstanding UNSW students from Medicine and Science have been awarded Westpac Future Leaders scholarships worth up to $120,000 each to undertake postgraduate studies. Two...
Published: 26 February 2019
The SPHCM has welcomed its eighth cohort of future health leaders at the residential workshop held in July 2018. We were honoured to have the opportunity to interact with the Pro Vice-Chancellor (...
Published: 3 December 2018
David Muscatello UI
SPHCM has an innovative Infectious disease intelligence teaching program. In October, through connections made by Dr Jerico Pardosi, Dr David Muscatello was fortunate enough to visit the highest...
Published: 25 October 2018
Image -  Construction and transport workers face high-risk of traumatic spinal injuries
New study calls for better safety measures to reduce the number of serious back injuries suffered by employees in two major industries. Workers in the construction and transport industries...
Published: 28 September 2018
Anne Bunde-Birouste
We would like to congratulate Dr Anne Bunde-Birouste, a senior lecturer at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, for receiving the top award in the Arts, Culture and Sport category in...
Published: 26 September 2018
Peace Centre Myanmar
Football United’s work in Myanmar is increasing with significant impact. Thanks to support from the UEFA Foundation for Children, Myanmar Red Cross and in collaboration with Hpa-an University, SPHCM’...
Published: 26 September 2018
Annett Dougall
On the 1st August 2018 Kupang city’s Measles-Rubella (MR) immunisation campaign was launched at the Middle School, SMPK Santa Theresia, Kupang. The city of Kupang is located in the Indonesian eastern...
Published: 14 September 2018
Anita Heywood & Jerico Pardosi
In August 2018, the region of Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia will take part in a measles-rubella (MR) mass immunisation campaign as part of Indonesia’s commitment to measles and rubella elimination...
Published: 27 July 2018
Dr Balasooriya ANZAHE President
Congratulations to Dr Chinthaka Balasooriya who has been elected as President of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) www.anzahpe.org. The Australian...
Published: 5 July 2018
Image -  NHMRC honours leading public health advocate Rebecca Ivers
Professor Rebecca Ivers from The George Institute and UNSW Sydney has been awarded the 2018 Elizabeth Blackburn Fellowship, given to Australia’s top ranked female fellow in public health....
Published: 4 July 2018

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