Read The Conversation article. As Sydney’s COVID-19 outbreak continues to grow, the message has shifted to urgently “get the jab”. And people’s motivation to get vaccinated is increasing. But with ever-changing advice, many people are confused about which vaccine they’re eligible for and where to get an appointment. Our recent review, [...]
Read The Conversation article. Between vaccine supply issues, confusion about the role of GPs, and changed advice for AstraZeneca, the Australian COVID-19 vaccine rollout is well behind schedule. How can we make it easier for the majority of Australians who want to be vaccinated? Especially given all Australians over 50 years of age [...]
Read The Conversation article. There are many factors that influence whether you choose to have surgery for a health condition. But one you might not have considered is the very name your doctor uses to describe your condition can make you more or less likely to go under the knife, [...]
Success: 'Parenting + Improving health and service-use outcomes through health literacy training for new parents: an effectiveness-implementation hybrid trial' has received funding from the NHMRC. CIs include Kirsten McCaffery, Danielle Muscat, Don Nutbeam, Virginia Schmied, Li Ming Wen, Camille Raynes-Greenow, Alison Hayes, Erin Cvejic and Heather Shepherd in collaboration with [...]
Success: Dr Jolyn Hersch was awarded an Early Career Fellowship grant of $590,000 to lead a project ensuring ethical and flexible consent in cancer genomic research and clinical practice. Featured in the University of Sydney's Staff News, 24 March 2021.
Controlling the COVID-19 pandemic will rely largely on people accepting COVID-19 vaccines.* Evidence-based communication materials can help address the hesitancy some people may feel. This guide (download pdf), developed by NCIRS and drawing on global literature, highlights factors that may facilitate or act as barriers to people's acceptance of the [...]
Preventing Overdiagnosis Evidence, Equity and Post Pandemic Health Care will be hosted by the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 9-12 June 2022 Oral abstracts can be submitted for virtual presentation in September 2021, November 2021, January 2022 and March 2022. Registration open Further information