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...


Research priority: make our health system efficient, equitable and integrated

The Conversation

Opinion: 8 July 2015. Sax Institute CEO Professor Sally Redman recently joined other authors to comment on the Science and Research Priorities recently announced by the Federal Government in a series for The Conversation. She says high-quality Australian research will be critical to understand the drivers of health expenditure and to...


Framework in the spirit of knowledge exchange

Latest news: 29 June 2015. A new framework has been developed to act as a ‘field guide’ to help steer intervention studies designed to increase the use of research in policy, according to a paper by CIPHER, the Centre for Informing Policy in Health with Evidence from Research. The...


Spotlight on staff: Marianne Karam

Spotlight on staff: 24 June 2015.  As Head of Corporate Services and Finance, Marianne Karam has carriage of the Institute’s financial management and operations. She draws on her widespread experience as a company secretary and senior finance and operational leader in the role. “I believe the modern finance mandate...


Sax Institute congratulates Honours recipients

15 June 2015. The Sax Institute offers its congratulations to the following colleagues and members who were recognised in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours List: Dr Kerry Chant, NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Chant was awarded the Public Service Medal (PSM) for outstanding public service to population health in...


Spotlight on staff: Simone Sherriff

Spotlight on staff: 14 June 2015. As a Project Officer for SEARCH, the Study of Environment on Aboriginal Resilience and Child Health, Simone Sherriff works across different areas of the Study, and it’s this breadth that makes her job rewarding. “One of my roles involves community engagement through working...