Kirby Institute

people wearing facemasks queueing for coronavirus tests

Clear messaging about who needs to get tested is better than stigmatising people who are understandably worried about their health.

Young female EMS key worker doctor in front of healthcare ICU facility, wearing protective PPE face mask equipment, holding medical lab patient health check form

A new study estimates how Australian health workers’ risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection differs from that of the broader community.

COVID-19 serological study

Only a small proportion of Sydney’s population were infected by SARS-CoV-2 earlier this year, a new report co-led by UNSW’s Kirby Institute says.

Antibodies attacking SARS-CoV-2 virus, the conceptual 3D illustration for COVID-19 treatment, diagnosis and prevention

A clinical trial across 12 countries will test a potential COVID-19 treatment, using antibodies purified from plasma taken from people who have recovered from the disease.

Inside a lab at the Kirby Institute

The Kirby Institute and the School of Population Health at UNSW Sydney receive grants from the highly competitive Medical Research Future Fund.

cloth masks on a clothesline

A new publication from researchers at UNSW Sydney recommends daily washing of cloth masks to reduce the likelihood of contamination and transmission of viruses like SARS-CoV-2.

UNSW Library Lawn and building

UNSW Sydney researchers have secured $5.8 million for six projects that will improve Australian public health services.

Surfer wearing a mask

A preliminary study published online this week estimates Australia had 60,000 undiagnosed COVID-19 infections by July. But there are a range of limitations to the study.

NSP Survey

The latest report by the Australian Needle Syringe Program (NSP) Survey marks 25 years of significant research conducted in partnership with a marginalised community, and reveals the key trends of the last decades.

Woman wearing a face mask walks over a pedestrian crossing in quiet CBD street

UNSW Sydney experts explain the epidemiology definitions you should know before tuning in to another COVID-19 press update – and the ones Australia needs to work on. 

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