International Research Projects - Europe

Germany
Sweden
Switzerland
UK


GERMANY

Germany and USA

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Imaging Receptor Tyrosine Kinase signalling in cardiovascular disease and diabetis

This project can be found under USA


SWEDEN

Strengthening Health Economics links between University of Lund and Sydney University

Funded by: International Project Development Fund and Sydney Medical School

Project: This project builds on a ten year research collaboration between A/Prof Clarke and Prof Ulf Gerdtham at the University of Lund into diabetes and cardiovascular research and how it contributes to health inequalities. IPDF funds would mainly be used to support the travel of several junior Health Economics researchers at the University of Sydney to visit Lund University and host similar researchers from Lund. Thereby building a sustainable research link between the two institutions.

Partner: Lund University

University of Sydney staff: A/Prof Philip Clarke


SWITZERLAND

Developing key research and exchange partnerships with Ecole Polytecnique Federale de Lausanne

Funded by: International Project Development Fund and Sydney Medical School

Project: Developing and implementing a roundtable and forum to bring together researchers from Sydney Medical School (SMS) and the School of Life Sciences at Ecole Polytecnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. To discuss and develop key research partnerships in common priority areas such as: infectious disease, neuroscience/brain and mind and oncology.

Partner: Ecole Polytecnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)


UK

UK with Canada and USA

WUN Public health and climate change network; combining climate change and chronic disease prevention
Funded by: International Project Development Fund and Sydney Medical School


This project can be found under CANADA


UK with New Zealand and USA

WUN Health Literacy Collaboration

Funded by: International Project Development Fund and Sydney Medical School and WUN

Project: The World Health Organisation has identified literacy as playing a key role in determining health inequalities in both developed and developing countries; alongside strong evidence that low literacy in a population is both directly and indirectly linked to poorer health, across a range of outcomes. Health literacy is a rapidly growing area of research and has recently been identified as a priority within the broader WUN Public Health global challenge theme. The key aims of the proposed program are twofold: (i) to develop the WUN Health Literacy Network, building on already well-established interdisciplinary international research links between WUN Universities of Southampton, Leeds, Auckland and Washington, and (ii) to develop a sustainable program of health literacy research centred on improving health outcomes for disadvantaged populations.

Partners:
University of Auckland
University of Leeds
University of Southampton
University of Washington

University of Sydney staff:
Dr Sian Smith
Associate Professor Kirsten McCaffery

Date: from Jan 2012