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  1. 5 July 2022 - Design

    Australian cities failing on walkability

    International study shows Australian cities designed around cars not walking, hampering bid to boost physical activity, says University of Melbourne researcher

  2. 10 June 2022 - Health & Wellbeing

    How fear-appeal advertising works

    Research shows that fear appeals in advertising can be effective in changing behaviour, but they need to be done well, says University of Melbourne expert

  3. 29 May 2022 - Health & Wellbeing

    No butts about stopping tobacco damaging the environment

    Another victim of the tobacco industry is the environment – we need to make the industry accountable for the damage, says University of Melbourne expert

  4. 22 March 2022 - Health & Wellbeing

    Bringing clinical trials to regional patients

    A project including the University of Melbourne aims to give people in rural and regional areas equitable access to clinical trials and better health outcomes

  5. 6 December 2021 - Inside Business

    How we’ve changed in 20 years

    The HILDA Survey is turning 20 and shows a changing and largely well-functioning society but also reveals pressure points, says University of Melbourne expert

  6. 28 May 2021 - Design

    This lockdown is different – in a good way

    There is good reason to be optimistic about Victoria’s latest COVID-19 lockdown because we know what works and do it better says University of Melbourne expert

  7. 3 May 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    Hope in the darkness

    India’s COVID-19 second wave is a humanitarian disaster but vaccines and doing what we now know works can turn the tide, says University of Melbourne expert

  8. 2 September 2020 - Science Matters

    Group testing to help control COVID-19

    Large-scale testing is key to controlling COVID-19 and analysing grouped samples can be an efficient way to do it argues a University of Melbourne expert

  9. 22 July 2020 - Inside Business

    The economics of COVID-19

    Policy makers need a new roadmap for navigating the balance between managing the pandemic and supporting the economy, argues a University of Melbourne expert

  10. Podcast28 July 2017 - Up Close

    How attitudes disable

    Social epidemiologist Eric Emerson argues we've yet to grasp how disability arises not from impairment but from the interaction between health and our society.