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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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