Allergy and Lung Health
The Allergy and Lung Health Unit is internationally recognised for conducting research into the genetic, molecular and environmental epidemiology of allergies, asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
- Predictors and consequences of allergies that impact on children getting a healthy start to life
- The PEBBLES study:Testing a strategy for preventing eczema and food allergy in high risk infants
- Trans-generational effects: exposures before conception & offspring risk of asthma and allergies
- What causes adult asthma, COPD and sleep disordered breathing
Biostatistics is the discipline that underpins the use of statistical methods in the collection, preparation and analysis of data for research studies. It provides an essential foundation for much health research.
The Australian Breast Cancer Family Study (ABCFS), currently comprises data and biospecimens for 8,700 participants from 2,200 Australian families.
Colorectal cancer is the second most frequently diagnosed cancer and the second largest cause of cancer deaths in Australia.
High Dimensional Analytics
Modern data sets in epidemiology and biostatistics are commonly ultra-high dimensional, comprising millions of exposure variables. In contrast to classical statistics, modern data sets also tend to have significantly more exposure variables than the sample size.
Indigenous Epidemiology and Health
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians face greater challenges in health than many other Australians. Research that draws on the strengths and knowledge of Indigenous peoples and communities present great opportunity to understand the pathways to health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of all ages and to identify avenues for prevention of avoidable morbidity and mortality.
- Defying the Odds - Aboriginal early childhood health outcomes
- I CaRe WA - Indigenous Child Removals WA
- Kaat Koort - Aboriginal Brain Health Study
- MRFF Million Minds project - Bringing family, community, culture and country to indigenous youth mental health care
- Next Generation - Aboriginal Youth Wellbeing Study
Modelling and Simulation
Infectious diseases pose a continuing global public health challenge, with substantial economic and human costs, borne disproportionately by the very young, chronically ill, disadvantaged and indigenous peoples.
The NEU has developed novel methods of accessing unique preventive medicine data from large communities of people with MS utilising Web 2.0 platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and various websites and forums. It leads research into the potential for lifestyle-based preventive medicine approaches to reducing the disease burden of MS nationally and internationally.
We aim to provide robust evidence on the health and cost impacts of population interventions. We do this through both: applying contemporary epidemiological and causal inference methods to observational data; and computer simulation approaches to estimate the future health and cost impact of a range of public health interventions.
The Sexual Health Unit carries out research in sexual and reproductive health. We are internationally recognised experts in sexual health and sexually transmissible infections (STI) research and have national and international collaborations with experts from sexual health medicine, general practice, microbiology, mathematical modelling, economic evaluation and implementation science.
Twins Research Australia
Twins Research Australia is a national organisation open to all researchers to access. We undertake and support research involving twins to address priority health challenges facing Australians and global population.