Project node lead: Dr Josephine Gwynn
Understanding the substantial changes to dietary intake and participation in physical activity of Australia’s first peoples since colonization, and informing education programs for local communities.
Project node lead: Professor Lindy Clemson
Developing solutions to improve the physical, social, and mental wellbeing of older people living at home. From aged care treatment to policies, education for health professionals, and rehabilitation programs in the community.
Project node lead: Professor Lisa Bero
Good research has always been about evidence. Reliable evidence. This node aims to ensure that research, and related policy decisions, rest on strong and unbiased pillars of evidence.
Project node lead: Professor Yun-Hee Jeon
Citizen science enhances diversity of thought and can accelerate transformative outcomes for health and quality of life. Through this node, we will establish a framework and platform for the enhancement of citizen science.
Project node lead: Dr Ollie Jay
Our climate is constantly changing. As increasingly high temperatures accelerate mortality and morbidity rates, this node explores the heightened health risks created by these climate issues.
Project node lead: Associate Professor Stefanie Schurer
Why are some people more likely to succeed than others? This node addresses the question of longterm effects of socioeconomic disadvantage on the evolution of human potential.
Project node lead: Professor Deborah Schofield
Using health research and applied economics to influence government decision-making so we can improve cross portfolio policy, and in turn, the health and wellbeing of Australians.
Project node lead: Professor Jonathan Morris
Demonstrating how the integration of data in the public and private sector can be used to map individual health journeys, and make our health system more efficient
Project node lead: Professor Tim Shaw
Biomedical and health service research often stays in the laboratory longer than it should. This node addresses the urgent need for this new evidence to be put into practice.
Project node lead: Professor Steven Chadban
Identifying and understanding the incidence, prevalence and history of kidney disease at a population level to find solutions and treatments for this disease.
Project node lead: Associate Professor Scott Byrne
Finding novel strategies to block the harmful effects of sunlight and UV, while retaining the beneficial effects so we can all absorb a healthy amount of sunlight.
Project node lead: Professor David Raubenheimer
Tackling two of the greatest interrelated challenges of our time: supplying enough food to meet the needs of a growing global population, and looking after our planet for future generations.
Project node lead: Professor Michael Peek
A multidisciplinary service model for obesity that involves the community with preventative interventions and state-of-the-art treatments in the the Western Sydney area.
Project node lead: Professor Joerg Eberhard
Understanding the complex interplay between oral health and general health including its links with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, dementia, arthritis, and pregnancy outcomes.
Project node lead: Professor Paul Griffiths
Navigating the line between the government’s responsibility to protect public health and fears of a ‘nanny state’ by developing and targeting arguments for/against policies in Australia.
Project node lead: Associate Professor Rafael Calvo
Psychology experts and technology designers collaborating to investigate how technology can promote motivation, autonomy and self-empowerment to support physical wellbeing.
Project node lead: Professor David Lyle
Establishing regional governance and leadership models to engage marginalised populations and address health inequalities experienced by rural, remote and Indigenous populations.
Project node lead: Professor Salah Sukkarieh
Developing new ideas and technologies to optimise food production systems, with a focus on nutrition, and the effects of economical, social and environmental constraints.
Project node lead: Professor Paul Griffiths
Advancing science by removing conceptual and methodological roadblocks. A high-level biological theory that promotes an integrative approach to research in non-communicable diseases.
Project node lead: Professor Philip de Chazal
Investigating the accuracy and potential of smart watches, fitness trackers, smart jewellery in tracking daily activities, sleep patterns and potentially improve our health.
Project node lead: Professor Margaret Allman-Farinelli
A research into mobile phone apps, wireless sensing and communications to empower people to improve their quality of life while preventing obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
The program invites Australian creative writers to apply for a generous University of Sydney fellowship, including a $100,000 grant, to begin a project exploring issues around health.