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    Head, Population Interventions, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne

  1. 6 August 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Making sense of Victoria’s daily COVID-19 cases – and (maybe) some good news

    A University of Melbourne expert says batching explains why the number of new COVID-19 cases in Victoria is a rollercoaster, but this may also mean good news.

  2. 21 July 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Use Stage 4 wisely, or not at all

    A University of Melbourne expert says if Stage 4 restrictions are introduced in Victoria to tackle a spike in COVID-19 cases, there has to be a worthy goal.

  3. 16 July 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Bonus Episode: Life Beyond Coronavirus: The Expert View

    Life Beyond Coronavirus: The Expert View brings together an expert panel of University of Melbourne researchers and academics to review the latest COVID-19 data

  4. 9 July 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Victoria – are you up for elimination?

    Australia's Victoria State should aim to eliminate COVID-19 with its new lockdown in response to this fresh outbreak, argues a University of Melbourne expert

  5. 15 June 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    The science behind the search for a COVID-19 vaccine

    In a special report, University of Melbourne researchers take us behind the science of creating, testing and distributing a vaccine to end the COVID-19 pandemic

  6. 24 May 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    The race in the elimination stakes

    Australia’s states and territories are racing toward elimination of COVID-19, but some may not cross the finish line, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  7. Podcast29 April 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    The dynamics of disease

    Professor Tony Blakely, a University of Melbourne epidemiologist and public health specialist, discusses COVID-19 infection control models and exit strategies.

  8. 1 April 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Where is the data on whether Australia aims to squash or flatten the curve?

    Australians should understand the government's strategy for COVID-19; a University of Melbourne expert says this means open access to disease modelling data.

  9. 28 March 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Flattening the curve to help Australia’s hospitals prepare

    University of Melbourne mathematical modelling helps us understand whether Australia is flattening the COVID-19 curve and whether our hospitals are prepared.

  10. 23 March 2020 - Health & Medicine

    The maths and ethics of minimising COVID-19 deaths

    A University of Melbourne experts says the government must factor in the maths and ethics of either flattening the curve or an eradication endgame for COVID-19.