Many of the greatest population health problems are in chronic disease and include large contributions from a lack of prioritisation and appropriate implementation regarding known hazards and effective prevention. Robust quantitative evidence is critical to addressing these.
Professor Emily Banks is a public health physician and epidemiologist. She leads the EPP group and the Chronic Disease- and Pharmaco-epidemiology program within the group. She is currently the Scientific Director of the 45 and Up Study, Deputy Chair of the NHMRC Alcohol Working Group, a member of the Research and Data Advisory Group Cancer Australia and Heart Foundation Research Committee and a Visiting Professor at Oxford University. The main emphasis of her work has been in using large-scale data to identify potentially modifiable factors affecting individual and population health in different settings and to quantify their effects, to inform improvements in health and health care.
Dr Grace Joshy is a Research Fellow within the Chronic Disease Epidemiology group at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population. A biostatistician by training, she is experienced in population health research, and has high level technical expertise in analysing large population based studies and complex linked administrative datasets. She has particular interest in causal modelling and cohort studies, in particular survival models. Her current research focuses on chronic diseases, Aboriginal health, health service use and healthy ageing using the 45 and Up Study and its linked datasets. Recent projects include work with the Global BMI Mortality Collaboration (Lancet 2016), a landmark study on smoking and mortality in Australia (BMC Medicine 2015) and a commissioned project on the estimation of life expectancy of Australian men by age and health status for the Cancer Council Australia and Prostate Cancer Foundation.
- Professor Emily Banks
- Associate Professor Rosemary Knight (Adjunct Academic)
- Dr Rosemary Korda
- Ms Kay Soga
- Dr Cathy Day
- Dr Ellie Paige
- Dr Wei Du
Centre of Research Excellence in Medicines and Ageing (CREMA) The Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Medicines and Ageing is a multi-disciplinary collaboration between enthusiastic, highly dedicated and internationally recognised researchers from the University of Sydney, Australian National University, the Sax Institute, University of Western Australia, University of NSW, University of Technology Sydney, and the Institute for Clinical and Evaluative Sciences in Canada. Professor Emily Banks heads the ANU node of CREMA as a Chief Investigator, and leads several researchers who contribute to projects as part of CREMA. Using large linked databases of routinely collected medicines and other health information, CREMA produces much-needed, quantitative evidence on the real-world use, harms, costs and cost-effectiveness of specific medicines. CREMA investigators also work closely with agencies to influence national pharmaceutical policy decisions and health professionals making important treatment decisions with their patients.