The Sax Institute is a great source of stories for media interested in research and how it might be put to practical use to improve people’s health.

Journalists can contact us or use the website to source the latest Sax news, see our large list of published research, view media releases, read opinion pieces from our experts and views from other health leaders, check for upcoming events, watch video/slides of presentations from leading researchers, and stay up-to-date with our latest publications on new developments in research.

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Indigenous leaders call for an end to racism in the health system

Media release: 10 March 2021. Deep-seated resistance to addressing institutional and systemic racism in our health system is thwarting progress towards improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, say Indigenous leaders in an important paper published today. The authors of the Perspective, published in...


Booming mosquito populations and biblical bat deaths: what to expect for Australia’s increasingly hot summers

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Media release: 9 December 2020. Increasingly frequent extreme weather events due to climate change are throwing up some unexpected health challenges, exemplified by two papers published in a new issue of the journal Public Health Research & Practice. In one paper in the Sax Institute’s peer-reviewed journal, Dr Cameron...


COVID-19: new research reveals impacts to healthcare services

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Media release: 9 December 2020. The first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant effect on the provision of health services in NSW, reducing activity across many areas in ways that could have longer-term consequences on people’s health, new research shows. The study, published in the Sax...


Sax Institute honours research with real-world impact

Research Action Award winners

Media Release: 25 November 2020. Two public health researchers who have achieved high impact in areas as diverse as obesity prevention in Australian children and improving the death certification process in the developing world have been honoured in the Sax Institute’s Research Action Awards tonight. It’s the sixth time...


PHRP Awards recognise outstanding public health research that makes a difference

Media release: 11 November 2020. The awards celebrate outstanding papers that have recently been published in the Sax Institute’s open-access, peer-reviewed, quarterly online journal, Public Health Research & Practice. An influential research paper on the “revolving door” between government and the alcohol, food and gambling industries and another on a...


SURE brochure for data custodians

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Fact sheet: SURE – The Secure Unified Research Environment – is an Australian-first technology initiative established by the Sax Institute to promote efficient research of major health issues such as population ageing and chronic disease. Learn how, as a data custodian, you can use SURE to securely make your...


Modelling shows tracking app critical to containing COVID second wave

Media release: 30 June 2020. Independent modelling published today projects a second wave of COVID-19 in Australia if social distancing and testing decline further – but new cases could be slashed by over 50% if enough people use the COVIDSafe app and remaining issues with it are resolved. While...



Fact sheet: The Study of Environment on Aboriginal Resilience and Child Health (SEARCH) is Australia’s largest ongoing study of the health of urban Aboriginal children and their families. Download SEARCH flyer (PDF 491 KB)


Australia should prepare for higher coronavirus death rates than in China: biosecurity expert

Media release: 10 March 2020. Australia could see higher proportional death rates from the novel coronavirus outbreak than in China, due to our relatively older population and the more severe symptoms of the virus in older people, according to a perspective penned by one of the world’s leading biosecurity...


Time to bin junk food advertising? Kids bombarded by ads on their school run

Media release: 10 March 2020. Children are exposed to up to 2800 ads for junk food every year on their way to and from school – ads which influence their food preferences and contribute to childhood obesity – according to a new study that points to public transport as...