UWA School of Population and Global Health: a grassroots research strategy to help address domestic violence

Professor Colleen Fisher

Showcasing our members: 20 June 2017. This is part of a series of articles showcasing the Sax Institute members’ diverse range of research with implications for future health policy and practice. School of Population Health at the University of Western Australia A strategy of involving the community in research...


Strong case for shifting health spending to chronic disease prevention

Latest news: 21 June 2017 A strong case can be made for increasing spending on the chronic disease prevention because it is cost effective – even if it means reallocating funding from other parts of the health system, a new report suggests. The report, Preventive health: How much does Australia...


Why we need to take a more interdisciplinary approach to evidence informed policy making

Professor Fiona Bylth, Sax Institute

Opinion: 21 June 2017 Sax Institute knowledge brokers Professor Fiona Blyth and Dr Carmen Huckel Schneider explain why breaking down the walls between different academic disciplines could enhance our understanding of why research evidence does  − or doesn’t − make it into policy. This article is based on their recent...


Nine reasons why researchers need to embrace Twitter

Tips and Tools: 5 June 2017. Health researchers have a responsibility to self-promote their work and should embrace Twitter to help disseminate their findings and build professional networks, according to public health researcher and social media expert Dr Becky Freeman. Dr Freeman said she joined Twitter in 2007, when...


MRFF funding a critical boost to prevention research

Latest news 5 June 2017. By Professor Andrew Wilson, Director, The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre, and Associate Professor Sonia Wutzke, Deputy Director, The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre  The Budget provided the most significant funding in years for research into the prevention of chronic disease. Here’s why it matters. The...


The Health Wrap: Postcode health lottery; Dollars and sense; Push for prevention and more

reading the health wrap with a coffee

19 June 2017. The Health Wrap is a regular feature on Croakey from the Sax Institute communications team, which covers some of the interesting and important health news from the previous fortnight, including items covered at Croakey and elsewhere. Enjoy the wrap and tweet us @SaxInstitute with any items you think should make it into the...


Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research: Research models the way ahead for radiotherapy services

Professor Michael Barton OAM

Showcasing our members: 24 May 2017. This is part of a series of articles showcasing the Sax Institute members’ diverse range of research with implications for future health policy and practice. Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research Broad engagement, transparency and collaboration have been key to the successful development...


HARC scholars focus on challenge of reducing clinical variation in healthcare

Latest news: 30 May 2017. Five future healthcare leaders are set to embark on research in areas ranging from responding to the threat of antimicrobial resistance to tackling clinical variation in cancer care, after being awarded 2017 HARC scholarships. HARC (Health Alliance for Research Collaboration) is a collaboration between...


SURE users satisfied, as platform opens way to new linked data research

SURE users were happy with the services they received

Latest news: 24 May 2017. The Sax Institute’s Secure Unified Research Environment (SURE) has received a stamp of approval from users, with a survey showing the vast majority are satisfied with the services provided by the SURE team, and many are using the platform to undertake research using linked...


SEARCH presentation wins prestigious RACP award

Latest news: 23 May 2017. The SEARCH Study has received a prestigious award from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) for a recent presentation about how it is translating knowledge into action and helping to close the gap in urban Aboriginal children’s health. SEARCH, the Study of Environment on...