School of Population Health

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In 2021, the School of Population Health will be offering a Master’s Degree in Global Health, with the program transitioning from our current Master of International Public Health. The new degree...
Published: 13 November 2020
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A warm welcome to Dr Catherine Smith who is joining the school as a Research Fellow, working with Associate Professor Niamh Stephenson on an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery project....
Published: 30 October 2020
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The National Health and Medical Research Centre (NHMRC) has awarded grants to support 22 research initiatives as part of its $20 million Partnership Projects scheme.   Professor of General Practice...
Published: 24 October 2020
Image - Chronic diseases and public health failures fuelling COVID-19 pandemic: study
The latest findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) were published this month in The Lancet, providing new insights on how well countries were prepared in terms of underlying health for...
Published: 20 October 2020
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UNSW Medicine has been awarded $5.8 million for six research partnership projects in the latest National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding announced in the federal budget. UNSW...
Published: 15 October 2020
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The School of Population Health is pleased to have on board Dr Éidín Ní Shé, who is joining as Senior Lecturer, Health Management. Dr Éidín has expertise in leading projects in the areas of co-design...
Published: 15 October 2020
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Elder abuse is defined by the World Health Organisation as “a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which...
Published: 8 October 2020
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“As a proud Aboriginal man with ancestors from Tubba-Gah mob, Wiradjuri nation, I chose this project because I have an interest in improving Indigenous health and overrepresentation in prison”, says...
Published: 6 October 2020
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The National Preventive Health Strategy is a critical initiative to creating a healthy Australia. UNSW School of Population Health is pleased to have made a submission to the consultation process for...
Published: 2 October 2020
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Developing a blueprint for any respiratory pandemic, using virtual reality technology to view cancer cells and creating ways to protect native mammals from predators are among the UNSW Sydney...
Published: 29 September 2020
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International student alumnus from the School of Population Health (SPH), Nikita Bathla, has just secured a position as a research assistant for The George Institute for Global Health (TGI) in her...
Published: 25 September 2020
Image - Daniel Andrews flags a quick easing of Melbourne's restrictions. But cases are still in the 'red zone'
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews flagged on Wednesday that metropolitan Melbourne’s restrictions could be eased further than initially planned on Monday September 28. The 14-day average of daily new...
Published: 24 September 2020
Image - Smoke-related health costs of 2019-20 bushfires estimated at $1.95 billion
The catastrophic 2019–20 Australian bushfire season saw smoke-related health costs climb to $1.95 billion, a study led by the University of Tasmania’s Menzies Institute for Medical Research has found...
Published: 22 September 2020
School name change
UNSW Medicine’s School of Public Health and Community Medicine will now be called the School of Population Health to reflect their broader approach to population and global health. The School of...
Published: 13 September 2020
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“I have to say that critical decision-making and critical staff, with critical expertise are a real struggle... they are hard to grow immediately, they are not someone you can rapidly train up and I’...
Published: 2 September 2020
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Can soccer build social cohesion? Does sport have the power to bring communities together, promote racial harmony and lead to social integration? The School’s recent research on the long-running...
Published: 2 September 2020
Image - Elimination, eradication, and the myth of 'living with' a certain level of COVID-19
Disease management terms like ‘elimination’ and ‘eradication’ have been used in press conferences and media coverage since the start of COVID-19.  While these terms seem familiar, they are technical...
Published: 2 September 2020
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A research article has been published this week by Dr Holly Seale from the School of Population Health and her students in collaboration with NSW Health, focusing on improving the success of non-...
Published: 2 September 2020
Image - What is the COVID 'bubble' concept, and could it work in Australia?
The concept of a COVID-19 “germ bubble” refers to close contacts with whom we don’t practise mask use or keep physical distancing. In strict lockdown, this generally means just the members of your...
Published: 1 September 2020
Image - 7 ways to better design quarantine, based on what we know about human behaviour
When we hear of people who have allegedly escaped from mandatory quarantine — whether that’s from hotels in Perth, Toowoomba, Sydney or Auckland — it’s easy to ask: “What were they thinking? Why didn...
Published: 31 August 2020

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