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A new Rapid Urbanisation and Population Health (RUPH) Research Network has been established by UNSW’s Grand Challenge on Rapid Urbanisation and will be led by Associate Professor Xiaoqi Feng from the...
Published: 19 June 2020
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Men aged 50-plus are putting their quality of life on the line by not assessing the risks before doing home improvement projects, according to the new research led by Katherine Schaffarczyk, a Master...
Published: 19 June 2020
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Congratulations to SPHCM alumna, Dr Kerry Chant PSM (MB BS ’87, MHA ’91, MPH ’95), on receiving the UNSW's Chancellor’s Award for Exceptional Alumni Achievement. Kerry is the Chief health Officer for...
Published: 16 June 2020
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has today released new advice on the use of face masks in the context of COVID-19, laying down revised guidelines for health authorities that are deciding on their...
Published: 6 June 2020
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Dr David Muscatello, a senior lecturer in infectious diseases at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, has been awarded a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)...
Published: 28 May 2020
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A research project investigating how green spaces can reduce inequalities in mental health and cardiometabolic disease prevention has received $1.45 million in funding from the United Kingdom...
Published: 26 May 2020
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Masters of Infectious Diseases Intelligence student, Isireli Rabukawaq is applying his epidemiological and infectious disease expertise in Fiji. The COVID-19 pandemic has become his top priority in...
Published: 24 May 2020
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The UNSW School of Public Health and Community Medicine (SPHCM) is contributing to the response to COVID-19 with new research supported by UNSW's recently established Rapid Response Research Fund for...
Published: 9 May 2020
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Dr Christine Linhart, researcher, teacher, and Masters course convener from the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, is working with local collaborators to strengthen the civil...
Published: 9 May 2020
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Graduate of our Master of Public Health and Master of Health Management programs, Dr Mohit Tolani, is a dentist in Dapto in New South Wales, Australia, where he is also busy running a charitable,...
Published: 8 May 2020
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New research published in The Lancet Global Health reveals a major lack in timely hospital care for fractures in low- and middle-income countries.    Globally, injuries are one of the leading cause...
Published: 8 May 2020
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As states slowly start to lift some restrictions on social distancing, Professor Mary–Louise McLaws from UNSW Medicine says that we should not become complacent, recommending a staggered approach to...
Published: 8 May 2020
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Texting while driving is a particularly risky form of distracted driving, negatively affecting nearly all aspects of driving performance and substantially increasing the risk of a crash. It's also...
Published: 1 May 2020
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World-first research shows that an innovative, nurse-delivered program in general practice helps patients better manage their chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other chronic health...
Published: 27 April 2020
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Poorer health outcomes might be the consequence of insufficient recognition and funding of general practice research, a new article says. Australians may experience poorer health outcomes unless...
Published: 27 April 2020
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The Kirby Institute’s Professor Raina MacIntyre, and former head of the School of Public Health and Community Medicine (SPHCM), has been awarded almost $500,000 funding by the Australian Government’s...
Published: 23 April 2020
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Australian doctors, nurses, health and transport experts – including a range of UNSW academics – are today calling on decision-makers to enact urgent measures to support safe walking, cycling and...
Published: 23 April 2020
Defend WHO
In a joint statement by the Australian Network for WHO Collaborating Centres, 22 Australian global health experts from Australian WHO Collaborating Centres respond to the USA de-funding the World...
Published: 22 April 2020
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New research shows that despite being more likely to be prescribed medications for secondary prevention to prevent a repeat heart attack, those who are most socioeconomically disadvantaged are less...
Published: 17 April 2020
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More than half of Australian adults manage one or more chronic conditions through ongoing interactions with GPs. New research by the Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity at the School of Public...
Published: 17 April 2020

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