Behind the real-world impact of health intervention research

Opinion: 24 August 2015. Lucie Rychetnik and Robyn Newson were part of a research group examining the ‘real-world’ impacts of health intervention research. Using an impact assessment scoring system, they found a wide range of possible impacts. They also found local contextual and organisational factors, and unpredictable windows of opportunity were as important as...


UTS: Applying research rigor to complementary medicine

Prof Jon Adams

Showcasing our members: 24 August 2015. 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. Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Technology, Sydney Professor Jon Adams is determined to plug...


No simple formula for research intervention impact

  Research showcase: 24 August 2015. This series showcases the contributions of Sax Institute researchers to papers published in peer-reviewed literature. What was studied? A team including Sax Institute researchers investigated Australian researchers’ perceptions about the factors that influenced whether their own intervention research studies had policy and practice...


INSIGHTS | Emeritus Professor Bruce Armstrong talks public health

Video: 19 August 2015. In our new video series, INSIGHTS, we interview public health leaders to glean some pearls of wisdom about what important developments they have witnessed over the course of their careers. In our first video, Emeritus Professor Bruce Armstrong AM, from University of Sydney’s School of...


Spotlight on staff: Dr Akiko Ono

Dr Akiko Ono

Spotlight on staff: 12 August 2015. Dr Akiko Ono’s extensive experience in the research sector is a definite advantage in her new role as the Sax Institute’s Partnership Development Director. But her breadth of expertise in business development and research strategy is just as central to her ability to...


Leading Aboriginal health researcher appointed to NHMRC Council

Latest news: 30 July 2015. Leading Aboriginal health researcher Professor Sandra Eades will help to guide the future direction of medical research in Australia after being appointed to the Council of the NHMRC. Professor Eades, a Noongar woman from Mount Barker, Western Australia, is Domain Head of Aboriginal Health...


Macquarie University: using patient data in real-time clinical decisions

Blanca Gallego

Showcasing our members: 29 July 2015. This is the first in a series of articles showcasing the Sax Institute members’ diverse range of research with implications for future health policy and practice. Centre for Health Informatics, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University Deciding how to treat a patient...


New avenues opened for large-scale hospital research

Latest news: 23 July 2015. Data registries managed by two major organisations and hosting more than 1.5 million de-identified patient records in the fields of intensive care and cardiac surgery will now be more easily accessible to researchers via the Sax Institute’s Secure Unified Research Environment – SURE. The...


Dr Nigel Lyons: Collaboration can save lives

Nigel Lyons

Opinion: 15 July 2015. Why collaboration is important and what can be achieved: focus on the State Cardiac Reperfusion Strategy. Every year, more than 50,000 people suffer heart attacks in Australia. That’s about one heart attack every 10 minutes. If a person’s cardiac symptoms are due to a blocked...


Latest PHRP issue: new cancer statistics show smoking is still key


Media release: 9 July 2015. Smoking is responsible for an increasing proportion of cancer deaths in NSW women and lung cancer has now overtaken breast cancer as the largest cause of female cancer death, new figures published in the journal Public Health Research & Practice show. Researchers from the...