The Population and Social Health Research Program reflects the overarching definition of public health coined by Sir Donald Acheson in 1988 as being 'the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting, protecting and improving health through the organised efforts of society'.
We have over 80 Academic members and over 70 HDR Student members that come from a wide range of disciplines including:
Dentistry & Oral Health • Health Economics • Education Environmental Planning • Medicine • Mental Health • Nursing • Primary Care • Public Health • Social Work • Psychology Pharmacology • Social Marketing
Research activities include:
- The collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative survey data
- The analysis of administrative datasets
- Economic evaluation of health care interventions
- Health care financing priority
- Evaluation of health services and health policy
- GIS studies and knowledge translation.