School of Public Health and Community Medicine

Flu vaccine

A new study by public health researchers has explored why flu vaccine uptake is so low in NSW’s Aboriginal adults.

COVID-19 in Sydney

A survey of 1420 Australians conducted at the height of the pandemic shows the majority changed their behaviour to be socially responsible, even when the threat seemed low.

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A UNSW Medicine Professor and advisor to the World Health Organisation says the WHO’s updated mask advice, released today, is timely news for Australia, too.

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Poorer health outcomes might be the consequence of insufficient recognition and funding of general practice research, a new article says.

Two people running

We need urgent measures to support safe walking, cycling and social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, Australian experts say.

Coronavirus

A team of world-class researchers and project staff from UNSW Sydney has been seconded to NSW Health to join the fight against COVID-19. 

Flatten the curve

Public health interventions can do more than just flatten the COVID-19 curve, UNSW epidemiological modelling shows.

Bushfire haze

Medical researchers have estimated some of the impacts of this summer’s bushfire smoke and air pollution on Australians’ health.

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Good news for allergy and asthma sufferers: a new way to predict the presence of different types of grass pollen will help create a more sophisticated forecast.

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A road safety survey highlights how to reduce risk for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in remote and rural communities.

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