Projects

Understanding the sources of Campylobacter in Australia

Campylobacter is a key cause of foodborne disease globally, with Australian rates of reported illness amongst the highest in the world. Critical elements of successful...

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Whole genome sequencing in Salmonella surveillance and control

Salmonella is an important and increasing cause of foodborne gastroenteritis in Australia.   Unlike the US and the European Union, notifications of Salmonella have...

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Burden and costs of gastroenteritis

We estimate that in 2010 there were 15.9 million cases of gastroenteritis in Australia, around 25% of which were due to contaminated food.   This project updates these...

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Small area estimation of health outcomes

This project aims to build and empirically evaluate a cutting-edge statistical model for more accurate estimation of key health risk factors and outcomes in sparsely...

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Missing data in multilevel models

Missing data is an unavoidable feaure of most datasets. Many datasets also exhibit multilevel structure with either data collected from clusters of indivudals or with...

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Working longer, staying healthy and keeping productive

By 2060 nearly one half of Australians aged 64 or older will be employed. The key dilemma for older workers for workplaces) centres on their health; if this is...

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Early onset mental disorders and education disruption

This project examines how experiencing a mental disorder during the teenage years or early adulthood, impacts on the social and economic opportunities available over...

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Work and mental health

We spend much of our waking hours at work, and it now well recognised that the workplace environment can impact on mental health. This project investigates the...

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Mental health across the transition to parenthood

This project investigates investigates how mental health is impacted across the transition to parenthood. The project uses large, longitudinal, community-based...

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Death prediction modelling

Diabetes and disability Cross-sectional study of incontinence in women Members Professor Emily Banks Dr Grace Joshy

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Pharmacoepidemiology and chronic disease

Pharmacoepidemiological research is integrated in work on variation in care and absolute CVD risk assessment and management. More targeted research, data integration...

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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...

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Smoking and health: large scale data on important outcomes

The population health consequences of smoking vary between and within countries; our previous work indicates substantial underestimation of smoking-mortality harms in...

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Variation

Collaborative work on cancer will focus on providing large-scale data on cancer prevention and early detection. The Population Attributable Fraction in Cancer...

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CVD risk, prevention and implementation

Current recommended preventive treatment with blood pressure- and lipid-lowering medications can more than halve the risk of future CVD events. However, our findings...

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Variation in fatal burden of disease, preventive CVD care and end-of-life care

This partnership application with Heart Foundation of Australia, ABS and AIHW builds primarily on linkage of national census and mortality data and subsequent data...

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Variation in CVD risk, incidence, care and outcomes

This partnership project with the Heart Foundation of Australia, Consumer Health Forum and NSW Health’s Agency for Clinical Innovation aims to quantify and prioritise...

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Tracking outbreaks of foodborne disease internationally through Whole Genome Sequencing

Whole genome sequencing is revolutionalising microbiology, including characterisation of human pathogens. This project links public health laboratories in Australia...

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Gastroenteritis and foodborne disease in older adults

Gastroenteritis is an important cause of morbidity in older adults. This project will use data linkage of the 45 and Up Study to multiple administrative databases to...

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Clinical outcomes of Campylobacter in Australia

Campylobacter infections are the most frequently reported enteric pathogen in Australia but concerted public health effort to reduce the impact of this common cause of...

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