School of Public Health and Community Medicine

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As consumers we use advanced information systems every day – from social media like Facebook and Twitter, to online shopping and banking. Healthcare is only now turning to these technologies as ways of engaging with consumers in all aspects of their care. We have been working for several years now...
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Antibiotics resistance is recognised as one of the greatest threats to human health worldwide. It is compounded by the lack of development of any new classes of antibiotic drugs in several decades, and the growth in antibiotic resistant infections in recent years, that shows no sign of stopping....
Clinical decision making relies on up to date summaries of research evidence. Producing these summaries, typically using a rigorous process called systematic review, is labour intensive and there is a huge backlog of such reviews because fo the rampant growth in research publications and limited...
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Universal health coverage (UHC), which implies all people have access to needed services without the risk of financial ruin, has become a major goal for health reform in many countries. Fiji and Timor Leste are currently seeking to modify their financing systems so they can move more quickly to UHC...
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The research seeks to understand the gendered sociocultural factors influencing the uptake and controls of PMTCT (Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission) programs from the perspectives of antenatal women, their partners and health care workers. It has the following aims:1. Undertake an assessment...
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With Dr Catherine Mills, VELiM, Usyd. This project examines how the widespread use of ultrasound in pregnancy might be effecting public debates about the ethics of abortion. Obstetric ultrasound is a routine aspect of pregnancy, and foetal images are a familiar part of our cultural landscape....
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The aim of this project is to examine the relationship between mobility across the border between Indonesia and Papua New Guinea and HIV risk. Specific objectives are to understand the relationship between HIV risk and: the patterns of border crossing; the sexual behaviour of border crossers at...

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