School of Public Health and Community Medicine

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Status: Current
This NHMRC CRE in Population Health Research commenced in 2012 and is focused on immunisation for vulnerable or marginalised population subgroups at increased disease risk. These risk groups suffer disproportionate morbidity and mortality, either because of less robust immunity or because of co-...
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Rationale / Background Women (and men) use contraception so that they can have sex without pregnancy. Yet we know surprisingly little about how women perceive the effects of the different contraceptive methods on their bodies and on their relationships. This study will ask women about their...
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This research will investigate the contribution to the burden of infectious diseases in Australia from travel by migrant Australians who visit friends and relatives in their country of birth. Currently, little is known about the burden of travel-associated infections or the barriers to preventative...
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This research will investigate drivers of HIV risk among sex workers in three Pacific countries (Palau, Tonga and Tuvalu). There is a paucity of data on sex work in these countries, and while HIV prevalence is low there are indications that sex workers are both marginalised in society and...
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To optimise the health and cost benefits of Australia’s immunisation program, accurate data are required about how well the program is performing. Currently, this information is derived from stand-alone databases about vaccine coverage (the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register) and several...
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The congregation of students, who may have similar infectious diseases risks, may amplify infectious disease outbreaks, as seen in the USA. In contrast to the USA, there are no existing requirements at universities in Australia regarding proof of immunisation. Although the Australian Government...
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The pursuit of universal health care coverage needs to be informed by an understanding of how equitable the current health financing arrangements are. The financing mechanism is equitable if: The burden of health care payments is distributed in line with ability to pay.  The benefits from...
BreastScreen Aotearoa (BSA) is the national breast screening programmen in New Zealand which aims to reduce cancer mortality through early diagnosis. The current research project is a population study which aims to evaluate the effects of national mammography screening on mortality from breast...

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