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ANU and AIHW to partner on big health data

A partnership that will bring together data and academic expertise to tackle challenges in Australia’s health system.

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AIHW and ANU MoU signing

A partnership that will bring together data and academic expertise to tackle challenges in Australia’s health system.


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Jill Guthrie honoured in Australia Day awards

News | 26 Jan 2021

Honours highlight First Nations justice reform

Professor Emily Banks, Dr Jill Guthrie and Associate Professor Paul Craft awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for their service and contributions.

The four inspirational Canberrans – Timothy Miller, Patricia Anderson AO, Professor Brendan Murphy and Tara McClelland. Photo courtesy of Australian of the Year Awards

News | 10 Nov 2020

ANU honorary academic and leading experts awarded 2021 ACT Australian of the Year Awards

Professor Brendan Murphy and Patricia Anderson AO are among four inspirational Canberrans recognised as part of this year’s ACT Australian of the Year Awards.

Family with two parents, child, and twin babies

News | 26 Oct 2020

Bushfires and COVID take their toll on new mums and babies

Almost seven-in-10 pregnant women and new mothers (65 per cent) in the ACT and southeast New South Wales say they were severely exposed to bushfire smoke in our recent summer.

Dr Anna Olsen in front of graffiti wall.

News | 23 Oct 2020

Young scientists blooming with Tall Poppy Award

Four academics, Dr Tristan Reekie, Dr Larissa Schneider, Dr Aparna Lal and Dr Anna Olsen, have been recognised with prestigious ACT Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.

Stephanie Bazley

News | 19 Oct 2020

The talking cure: how contact tracers use 'great conversations' to stop the spread of coronavirus

Sometimes something can be both mundane, and very important.

Woman with mask

Career story | 1 Sep 2020

What the world needs now: how a master’s degree can make a difference

Equip yourself with the skills and qualifications you need, either to join the frontline battle against this pandemic, or to prevent the next.

Lucy Kirk

Student profile | 1 Sep 2020

Meet Lucy Kirk: student by day, COVID-19 researcher by night

Medical student Lucy has been writing rapid evidence reviews to inform policy and practise responses to COVID-19.

Canberra playground in smoky haze

News | 25 Aug 2020

How COVID-19 and bushfires impacted new mums and babies

A new survey developed by ANU will examine the effects of this year's bushfires and COVID-19 on pregnant women and their babies.

 Professor Sotiris Vardoulakis

News | 25 Aug 2020

Coronavirus may be transmitted through the air, experts warn

Experts in infectious disease and population health are increasingly concerned by the possibility of environmental transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus via airborne particles.

Dr Arnagretta Hunter photographed outside

News | 24 Jul 2020

Prominent Australians call for post-pandemic survival plan

Media personalities, leading scientists and academics, business and civil society leaders, former politicians and famous artists, including legendary rocker Jimmy Barnes, have signed an open letter urging all Australians to take action in the face of major threats to humanity's future.

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