Introducing the Sax Forum

15 December 2020. The Sax Institute is a membership-based organisation – we work with our 58 Members in many different ways, including collaborations on our 45 & Up Study, on our SURE platform, in commissioned work, in training and with our Research Action Awards. Our Members are leaders in...


New research opportunities awarded to cardiovascular researchers

14 December 2020. The Sax Institute, NSW Cardiovascular Research Network (CVRN), and Heart Foundation have announced the winners of five new prestigious opportunities to conduct cardiovascular research. Each opportunity is valued at well over $20,000 and provides early to mid-career researchers with access to the 45 and Up Study...


For many cancer survivors, life after treatment can be just as good

10 December 2020. With improved detection and treatment, many cancer survivors are living well, according to new research based on data from the 45 and Up Study.


Booming mosquito populations and biblical bat deaths: what to expect for Australia’s increasingly hot summers

fruit bat in tree

Media release: 9 December 2020. Increasingly frequent extreme weather events due to climate change are throwing up some unexpected health challenges, exemplified by two papers published in a new issue of the journal Public Health Research & Practice. In one paper in the Sax Institute’s peer-reviewed journal, Dr Cameron...


COVID-19: new research reveals impacts to healthcare services

empty waiting room with social distancing enforced

Media release: 9 December 2020. The first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant effect on the provision of health services in NSW, reducing activity across many areas in ways that could have longer-term consequences on people’s health, new research shows. The study, published in the Sax...


What the 45 and Up Study showed us in 2020

2 December 2020. From new links between alcohol and cancer, to foods that combat memory loss, researchers from all over the world have been using the 45 and Up Study this year to make important discoveries into healthy ageing. Here’s what the Study showed us in 2020:


Sax Institute showcases high-impact health research

26 November 2020. Two hugely talented public health researchers were recognised yesterday at the Sax Institute’s 2020 Research Action Awards, which was held this year as an online event due to COVID social distancing restrictions. Over 170 senior policy makers and research leaders registered to attend the awards ceremony...


Sax Institute honours research with real-world impact

Research Action Award winners

Media Release: 25 November 2020. Two public health researchers who have achieved high impact in areas as diverse as obesity prevention in Australian children and improving the death certification process in the developing world have been honoured in the Sax Institute’s Research Action Awards tonight. It’s the sixth time...


The jobs that come with a higher suicide risk

16 November 2020. Concerning rates of suicide are prevalent among farmers, construction workers, entertainers and other key occupations, according to a new Evidence Check published by the Sax Institute.


A drink a day won’t keep cancer at bay

Young woman refuses alcohol

16 November 2020. The link between alcohol and cancer is the subject of an important new research paper using data from the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study – and the findings are disturbing to say the least. The authors found not only that regular alcohol consumption confers a...