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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. 2 August 2021 - Health & Medicine

    Australia needs a more rational, evidence-based border policy

    University of Melbourne experts say Australia’s blanket ban on all low-risk non-Australian citizens coming here is irrational and costly. And a lost opportunity

  2. 20 July 2021 - Health & Medicine

    How long till Sydney gets out of lockdown?

    New University of Melbourne COVID-19 modelling finds NSW’s hard lockdown gives the State more certainty about how long stricter restrictions could stay in place

  3. 8 July 2021 - Health & Medicine

    What’s the right COVID-19 risk to live with?

    As Australia considers opening its borders, new University of Melbourne virus modelling provides scenarios that can help us decide what risk to tolerate.

  4. 31 March 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    Charting our way back to normal

    A new web tool weighs the costs and benefits of different policy responses as Australia charts way to post-COVID-19 normal, say University of Melbourne experts

  5. 31 December 2020 - COVID-19

    Part 3: Things we know at the end of 2020

    In Part 3, University of Melbourne experts share what they've learned in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic that they had absolutely no clue about before.

  6. 21 November 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Food Health Star labels are driving healthier products

    Food health labels improve the nutrition of packaged products but they must be compulsory to make a bigger difference, finds a University of Melbourne-led study

  7. 13 October 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    So, Victoria, what do we do now?

    A University of Melbourne expert says it’s now mathematically impossible that Melbourne will reach its COVID-19 case target to release to Step 3 of the Roadmap.

  8. 13 September 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Rating Victoria’s COVID-19 Roadmap

    Victoria’s Roadmap out of the COVID-19 restrictions is good but there are grounds for tweaking it, says University of Melbourne expert Professor Tony Blakely

  9. 8 September 2020 - Design

    Modelling Victoria’s escape from COVID-19

    Dynamic policy models can help Victoria think through how we get to ‘COVID-normal’. Here University of Melbourne experts explain their new modelling

  10. 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.