• Using the net to get more sleep

    Wednesday, 07 November 2012

    Research by the UNSW Black Dog Institute is using the internet to help people get more sleep, using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques. The Good Night Study, led by the Black Dog's Professor Helen Christensen, uses a specialised web-based program developed by University of Virginia...

  • Image - Health phone line study raises questions over spending

    Health phone line study raises questions over spending

    Tuesday, 06 November 2012

    A study into use of the federal government’s healthdirect telephone advice line raises questions over whether the line is the best use of finite health dollars, says UNSW Associate Professor (Conjoint) Patrick Bolton. Australians who use the healthdirect 24/7 health triage phone advice service...

  • Football United reaches after-school care

    Thursday, 01 November 2012

    A soccer program created by UNSW researchers that helps young refugees feel a greater sense of belonging is now part of an after-school care program in Canberra.  Young refugees who participate in the Football United program – designed to improve social cohesion – have reported significantly...

  • 3 million Australians with dementia by 2050

    Tuesday, 30 October 2012

    A news article appeared in the BMJ detailing the CareTrack study, conducted by researchers from the University of South Australia, University of New South Wales, and Kaiser Permanente in the United States, which was published in the Medical Journal of Australia on 16 July. Researchers reviewed the...

  • Image - More tests vital for health IT

    More tests vital for health IT

    Tuesday, 30 October 2012

    AIHI Seminar Series Presenter is Caroline Turnour, Senior Advisor to the Federal Minister for Health. Abstract National Health Reform is delivering unprecedented transparency in our health system.  The seminar outlines features of the reform process that promote transparency including the...

  • Image - Prescription opioids: a painful problem

    Prescription opioids: a painful problem

    Tuesday, 30 October 2012

    OPINION: The harm caused by prescription opioids has captured the media's attention in recent weeks. This was in part prompted by new data on accidental opioid deaths in Australia presented in a report by the University of NSW's National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC). The report found...

  • Image - A better way to award NHMRC’s medical research grants

    A better way to award NHMRC’s medical research grants

    Friday, 26 October 2012

    OPINION: Last Friday, the results for this year’s round of applications for National Health and Medical Research (NHMRC) grants were released. Because headlines focus on success and rankings, universities and medical research institutes look for positive things to say about the outcomes....

  • Image - How to reduce opioid overdose deaths in Australia

    How to reduce opioid overdose deaths in Australia

    Friday, 26 October 2012

    OPINION: Once again, overdose deaths from opioids are increasing in Australia. And once again, we are in danger of ignoring effective, evidence-based interventions. According to the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, there were 360 opioid overdose deaths in 2007 but 500 in 2008 – a 40%...

  • Image - Unmasking pancreatic cancer secrets

    Unmasking pancreatic cancer secrets

    Friday, 26 October 2012

    Researchers investigating the genetic drivers behind pancreatic cancer have found many variations in tumours, suggesting patients who seemingly have the same cancer might need to be treated differently. Professor Andrew Biankin, from The Kinghorn Cancer Centre at Sydney’s Garvan Institute of...

Key Contacts

UNSW News Contact

Contact Isabelle Dubach
T (02) 9385 7307
W UNSW Newsroom

Find an expert

The media experts database features academics who can provide expert comment on a range of issues.

Please click here to find an expert