UNSW School of Population health

Sexual consent education and how to do it well

To change sexual consent culture we must change education programs to be sex-positive and inclusive, UNSW research shows. 

Ebony Lewis

We need to have a conversation about dying.

Young child swimming

While it may be possible to teach young infants basic motor skills in water, infants cannot, and should not, be expected to know how to swim or to be able to react appropriately in emergencies.

A child splashing in water

Australians are entering our most dangerous time of year for fatal drownings. So what can you do to keep yourself and loved ones safer this summer?

Selfies and safety

One minute the young man was standing on the edge of a cliff, taking a selfie. The next minute, tragedy struck.  

A surfer waits for a wave at sunset or sunrise

UNSW scientists will be assessing the role surfers play in rescuing swimmers in distress as well as their broader contribution to society in a world-first, global survey.

A long queue of masked people lined up to get their COVID-19 vaccination shots

Information may be changing as quickly as the COVID-19 virus mutates, but being open and transparent about it fosters trust and social cohesion.

A woman doctor discusses results with a female patient

Women who found out their genetic risk for breast cancer had fewer regrets than those who opted not to find out.

People waiting in line with masks on

Once we achieve herd immunity, people who are not vaccinated benefit indirectly from the immunity of those around them. But it’s not easy to say exactly when we’ll reach this threshold for COVID-19.

people socialising in a park

For the areas of cities with less than 10 per cent green space, increasing that to 30 per cent could cut the overall odds of residents becoming lonely by a quarter.

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