Researchers honoured for work that delivers real-world results

Event wrap: 16 September 2015. Four NSW researchers whose work has changed the way we design and deliver healthcare have been honoured in the Sax Institute’s inaugural Research Action Awards. The researchers’ work has impacted on areas as diverse as being pivotal in having commercial sunbeds banned to changing...

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NSW researchers honoured for work that packs a real-world punch

Media release: 16 September 2015. Four NSW researchers whose work has changed the way we design and deliver healthcare have been honoured in the Sax Institute’s inaugural Research Action Awards. The researchers have made an impact on areas ranging from being pivotal in having sunbeds banned in several states...

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New journal a nexus between research and practice

Latest news: 8 September 2015. Article published in Research Australia’s grassROOTS e-magazine. Building a nexus between health research and practice is at the heart of a new high-quality, peer reviewed public health journal launched by The Sax Institute. Public Health Research & Practice, an online-only open access journal, is...

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New Sax service to help policy agencies take their research temperature

Latest news: 7 September 2015. The Sax Institute has launched Research Checkup – an innovative new service that helps decision makers diagnose how they use evidence from research in their work. Research Checkup measures the systems that policy and program agencies have in place to find and use research,...

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From aviation to healthcare: The human factors approach takes flight

Event wrap: 3 September 2015. This article was originally published on the Croakey blog. “Policy is not always the answer.” The Sax Institute recently hosted a roundtable to look at how human error can be reduced in healthcare, including by looking to the aviation industry and bank ATMs for guidance. Megan Howe, Publications...

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Japanese delegation focuses on Big Science in visit to Sax Institute

Latest news: 3 September 2015. A delegation of Japanese Government representatives and researchers visited the Sax Institute last month to learn about the Institute’s work, including its development of cutting-edge research resources such as the Secure Unified Research Environment (SURE). The delegation was in Australia to participate in the...

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Putting a price on food: is cost a barrier to healthy eating?

Prof Amanda Lee

Latest news: 31 August 2015. When it comes to food and health, there is one thing beyond debate, says Prevention Centre investigator Professor Amanda Lee. “Poor diet is the number one preventable risk factor contributing to the high burden of disease in Australia,” she says. “We also know that many...

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A human factors approach to healthcare

Event wrap: 27 August 2015. Trying to stop human errors happening in healthcare is futile, but hospitals can successfully design safer systems by adopting a human factors approach, international experts told a HARC roundtable this month. Dr Terry Fairbanks, an emergency physician and human factors specialist from MedStar Health...

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UK evaluation expert to lead upcoming HARC Forum

Latest news: 25 August 2015. Professor Nicholas Mays, a leading thinker in the health policy research and analysis field, is set to share his expertise with the HARC network at a forum that will focus on evaluating integrated care strategies. Professor Mays is the Director of the Policy Innovation...

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Health services research must fight for its future

Opinion: 24 August 2015. Recognising the value of researching health service use is a universal challenge. Dr Lisa Simpson explains how the US is grappling with funding cuts to this crucial area of research. The beginning of the US summer began with a troubling note for health services researchers: ...

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