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Infant simulator-based program did not reduce teen pregnacy

Assoc Prof Sally Brinkman led a Lancet publication, with Dr Murthy Mittinty from the School of Public Health, and with colleagues from WA, titled “Efficacy of infant simulator programmes to prevent teenage pregnancy: A school based cluster randomised controlled trial in Western Australia”. Baby simulator programs are used around the world often in hopes of […]

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No-one should get dud hospital care – it’s time to lift our game on quality and safety

Prof Jonathan Karnon, Professor of Health Economics In 2013-14, Australian governments spent A$105 billion on health; A$44 billion of that was on public hospitals. The Commonwealth government is increasingly concerned with the size of the health budget and has acted to reduce the inappropriate use of Medicare benefits. But the Commonwealth government has less influence […]

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The Joanna Briggs Institute develops evidence-based guidance for caring for families who experience stillbirth

Despite the relatively high prevalence of stillbirth, there is limited and sometimes conflicting evidence regarding practices by healthcare professionals caring for families that have experienced it, both in hospital and when parents return home. Some research also suggests that healthcare professionals are often ill-equipped to communicate with and provide meaningful and culturally appropriate care for […]

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Queen’s Birthday 2015 Honours in the School of Population Health

The School of Population Health congratulates two of our academics and researchers who were recognised in the Queen’s Birthday 2015 Honours list last weekend. Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia: Dr Richie (Richard) Gun – for distinguished service to medicine, particularly in the field of occupational health and safety, and […]

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Landmark study into firefighters’ mental health

The University of Adelaide is conducting the first study of its kind into the mental health of professional firefighters at South Australia’s Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS). The six-month study is focusing on the health and wellbeing of currently serving and recently retired firefighters, systematically investigating the effects of regular exposure to traumatic events. “Currently there […]

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Applications are now open for the 2014 Young Investigator Award (YIA)

The Young Investigator Award (YIA) recognises and promotes the outstanding research undertaken by young investigators in the area of women’s and children’s health. It also enables young researchers to present their research in a way that is easily understood by the general population. Now in its 15th year, this highly prized award is an ideal […]

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HSRAANZ: Call for Abstracts – Early Career Research Workshop

Tuesday 29th July, 2014 Venue –Room 515, Level 5, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health Building, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053. See Map The HSRAANZ will be holding an Early Career Research (ECR) Workshop in Melbourne on 29 July for HSR students, early career researchers and their supervisors. The all-day event will kick […]

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Alan Williams Fellowship awarded to Dr Hossein Afzali

We congratulate Dr Hossein Afzali who has been awarded the Alan Williams Fellowship, a prestigious fellowship that provides financial support for one Visiting Fellow (£5,000) to the ‘home of health economics’ – the Centre for Health Economics, the University of York (UK).  During his visit (April-June 2015), Hossein will work with international leaders in health economics to improve the […]

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Lead exposure only part of the story for Port Pirie kids

New research from the University of Adelaide’s Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies shows that while childhood lead exposure in the South Australian city of Port Pirie has been a significant factor in their cognitive and mental health development, the family environment also has played a critical role. This research has reviewed 30 years of work […]

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Integrated Primary Health Care

The Discipline of General Practice, School of Population Health has been successful in being selected as one of several research studies nationally to be awarded funding by the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute “Integrated Primary Health Care Centres” stream. Professor Nigel Stocks leads a collaborative team of investigators that includes Professor Esther May, University […]

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