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This grant will support The Oral History Training Workshop and the fieldwork in Chengdu, Xian and Nanjing. The workshop aims to build the capacity of young Chinese scholars and research talents in oral history theory, methodology and practices, comes from AusAID through UNSW. Furthermore, the...
The goal of this project is to build the capacity of Papua New Guinean and Fijian HIV social research leaders, through intensive training at UNSW and in Fiji and PNG in report writing, writing journal articles and dissemination of research findings. This program will strengthen the HIV social...
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The 2007 presidential elections in Kenya were followed by significant ethnic violence.  Tribes were forced out of their homes, towns and businesses and around 600,000 people across Kenya became displaced with many fleeing to Nakuru and living in internally displaced person’s (IDP) camps. The people...
The result of collaboration between the University of New South Wales and the Tsinghua University in Beijing, this unique chronicle maps some of the most important social, political, and cultural characteristics of the HIV epidemic in China. Demonstrating that the epidemic was propelled by three...
Askim na Save (Ask and understand): People who sell and exchange sex in Port Moresby is a comprehensive bio-behavioural study of sex work in Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea. The study was designed to fill gaps in knowledge about the sex industry in PNG and to map the sale and exchange of sex in...
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are a major cause of illness and premature adult mortality (diseas burden) in many Pacific Island Countries (PICs). This research relates to trends over time in NCD risk factors in PICs from available data and trends in NCD premature mortality and effects on life...
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People with psychosis do not seem to have benefitted from general approaches to tobacco control. Smoking is a major cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factor for people with psychosis and 73% of males and 56% of females with psychosis are current smokers compared to rates in the general Australian...
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The UNSW Australian Centenarian Study Robyn Richmond initiated research examining the predictors of positive ageing and the study team included Dr Frances Kay-Lambkin (University of Newcastle and National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales).  The UNSW Australian...

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