School of Public Health and Community Medicine

Group of people chatting at dinner

We have to balance the risk of transmission with the mental health challenges of lockdowns. A bubble system could alleviate loneliness while minimising infection risk.

Woman in isolation during coronavirus quarantine

It's easy to judge people who escape from quarantine as not doing their bit. But if we use some basic principles from behavioural science, we might stop people wanting to escape in the first place.

A doctor draws an injectable vaccine into a syringe

Talk about a mandatory vaccine may not be necessary to get a positive response from the public, two UNSW medical researchers say.

artistic representation of two heads one wearing a mask

Just because someone isn't wearing a mask doesn't mean they don't want to. They might have a disability or medical condition you can't see that makes wearing a mask difficult or distressing.

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.

woman wearing face mask in public place

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.

GP

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. 

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