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Image - Bushfire smoke, pollution responsible for over 400 excess deaths
Bushfire smoke over eastern Australia during the 2019-20 summer is estimated to have been responsible for 417 excess deaths, 1124 hospitalisations for cardiovascular problems and 2027 for respiratory...
Published: 23 March 2020
Illawarra Women’s Health Centre
Dr Patricia Cullen from UNSW’s School of Public Health and Community Medicine (SPHCM) is working with the Illawarra Women’s Health Centre to establish an Australia first, Women’s Trauma Recovery...
Published: 8 March 2020
Image - Alcohol too easy for minors to buy online
Buying liquor online is just too easy, new UNSW Sydney research has found. In an Australian first, public health researchers examined the sales, marketing and delivery practices of the 65 most...
Published: 24 February 2020
Image McLaws WHO Coronavirus
Renowned infection control expert, Professor Mary-Louise McLaws from the SPHCM, has been contributing to WHO efforts to help develop a roadmap to end the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Professor...
Published: 24 February 2020
Professor Mary-Louise McLaws
Q&A with Professor Mary-Louise McLaws from UNSW Medicine about COVID-19 and how it compares to SARS and when we can expect a vaccine. For up to date information on COVID-19, please visit the NSW...
Published: 24 February 2020
Image -  Indigenous eye care review: non-clinical support critical
We need greater investment to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health coordinators, community-based liaison officers, and family members and carers, according to a systematic review...
Published: 10 February 2020
Image - Research into the five-day week to reveal the health and human rights of construction workers
UNSW Sydney researchers are beginning a two-year study into how a reduced work week improves the health and wellbeing of construction workers and their families.   ‘Project 5: A Weekend for Every...
Published: 10 February 2020
Image - Orthorexia nervosa: the sinister side of healthy eating
Have you ever cancelled social plans to have stricter control over your meals?  What about feeling severe emotional distress after eating something you consider unhealthy? These are both potential...
Published: 6 February 2020
Image bushfire response
The recent Australian bushfire emergency has had unprecedented impact on Australian communities and the environment. The public health ramifications, which may not be known for years, need immediate...
Published: 23 January 2020
Image - Australia Day increases risk of drowning in a river
Recent UNSW Sydney research has found that being male, drinking, risk-taking, geographical remoteness and public holidays are all risk factors which add up to what could become a fatal dip for some...
Published: 22 January 2020
A partnership investigating Aboriginal child injury prevention launched its first community event on Saturday 30 November at Walgett Swimming pool. Nearly 400 people gathered at the pool to swim,...
Published: 16 January 2020
Published: 16 January 2020
Image - UNSW student receives Schwarzman Scholarship
Dr Jaffly Chen, a current Westpac Future Leaders Scholar studying a Master of Public Health/Master of Health Management at UNSW Sydney, has been chosen for the Schwarzman Scholars Class of 2021. He...
Published: 8 January 2020
Image - Fatal child drownings: Chores a distraction in more than 4 out of 10 cases
Leaving children unsupervised in or near water while checking a pot on the stove, hanging washing out to dry or monitoring other children can lead to fatal drownings, a new study by UNSW Sydney,...
Published: 5 December 2019
Image - UNSW Future of Change Scholar wants healthcare for all
UNSW postgraduate student, Manik Singh, was awarded a Future of Change Scholarship to use towards his dual degree in public health. Manik will use the prestigious scholarship to support his dual...
Published: 2 December 2019
Congratulations to our recent graduates from the School of Public Health and Community Medicine.  On May 6 a total of 185 students graduated with 21 students being awarded research degrees and 164...
Published: 10 May 2019
Image - Cultural respect program shows little immediate impact on patient outcomes
A cultural respect program has done little to improve Aboriginal patients’ outcomes and health professionals’ behaviour over the short term, UNSW medical researchers say. A year-long program designed...
Published: 25 March 2019
Image - UNSW graduates awarded Westpac scholarships
Julia Nichols Two outstanding UNSW students from Medicine and Science have been awarded Westpac Future Leaders scholarships worth up to $120,000 each to undertake postgraduate studies. Two...
Published: 26 February 2019
The SPHCM has welcomed its eighth cohort of future health leaders at the residential workshop held in July 2018. We were honoured to have the opportunity to interact with the Pro Vice-Chancellor (...
Published: 3 December 2018
David Muscatello UI
SPHCM has an innovative Infectious disease intelligence teaching program. In October, through connections made by Dr Jerico Pardosi, Dr David Muscatello was fortunate enough to visit the highest...
Published: 25 October 2018

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