COVID-19 can reframe health politics
A University of Melbourne expert says COVID-19 highlights our capacity to improve health outcomes and exposes our acceptance of suffering for ‘affordability'.
Australian children with mental disorders aren’t getting help
New University of Melbourne research finds that the majority of Australian children with mental disorders aren’t accessing help, and we need to understand why.
The future of Australia's doctors
A University of Melbourne report finds new pressures, like digital disruption and increasing costs, are changing the way doctors deliver care to patients.
Improving Australia’s health system beyond the election
Australia has one of the world's best healthcare systems, but University of Melbourne experts say election promises are failing to address its sustainability.
The economics of good health
Health economists face the challenge of convincing clinicians and patients that they’re about more than just cutting costs says a University of Melbourne expert
Empowering everyone to improve their own health
A University of Melbourne expert designs and evaluates behaviour change interventions. Now he's in Australia, aiming to improve the population's health here.
Crowdsourcing the problem of low back pain
University of Melbourne research finds that crowdsourcing information from people who suffer low back pain can provide other sufferers with much-needed support.
DIY diabetes management: An ethical dilemma
University of Melbourne researchers are investigating the ethics of DIY technologies for managing Type 1 Diabetes, known as the 'artificial pancreas'.
How do we close the gaps in appropriate antibiotic use?
Melbourne University research shows that for rural hospitals to use better antibiotic prescribing practices, collaboration and workforce capacity are key.
Attracting (and keeping) Australia’s rural health workers
University of Melbourne research finds that keeping health workers in rural Australian communities is about helping them socially, as well as professionally.