Prevention and management of non-communicable diseases (including cancer), and promotion of mental health

Evidence-based research and programs which contribute to preventing and alleviating some of the world's most common, debilitating and burdensome health issues.

Groups / Projects Research Lead Dept / Centre
A novel approach to discovering genes associated with cancer risk from GWAS and EWAS data Project Leader Professor John Hopper Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Allergy and Lung Health Unit Head Professor Shyamali Dharmage Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Children of Twins: The Effects Of Parental Mental Health On Child Mental Health Outcomes Project leader Doctor Katrina Scurrah Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Colorectal Cancer Unit Head Professor Mark Jenkins
Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Effective suicide prevention campaign material for young people: A randomised controlled trial Project Leader Professor Jane Pirkis Centre for Mental Health
Excellence in NonCOmmunicable disease REsearch (ENCORE) between Australian and India Project Leader Professor Brian Oldenburg Centre for Health Equity
First Aid Training for Parents of Teenagers - a Randomized Controlled Trial (TPOT Study) Project Coordinator Julie-Anne Fischer
Project Leader Professor Anthony Jorm
Centre for Mental Health
Frequent and Continuing Contacts to Lifeline Crisis Support Services Project Leader Professor Jane Pirkis Centre for Mental Health
Giving an adult life after Fontan surgery to those with the most severe congenital heart conditions Project Leader Dr Kim Dalziel Centre for Health Policy
Global Burden of Disease group research Director Professor Alan Lopez
Health and Lifestyle Questionnaire Research Assistant Tessa Cutler Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Health behaviours and outcomes in people with multiple sclerosis Dr Claudia Marck Centre for Health Equity
Health Systems Governance and Financing Head of Unit Professor Peter Annear
Nossal Institute for Global Health
Implementing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Indonesia Project Leader Associate Professor Harry Minas Centre for Mental Health
Improving skin cancer prevention: motivating preventive behaviours using knowledge of personalised genomic risk of melanoma Centre for Health Equity
Improving the Health of People With Type 2 Diabetes Using New Technologies to Optimise Self Management Project Leader Professor Brian Oldenburg Centre for Health Equity
LEAP MS Study Unit Head A/Prof Tracey Weiland Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Maternal, Sexual and Reproductive Health Head of Unit Dr Alison Morgan
Nossal Institute for Global Health
MatesMonitor Program Director Dr Allison Milner Centre for Health Equity
Melbourne Refugee Studies Program Project Leader Associate Professor Harry Minas Centre for Mental Health
Men's Health Unit Head Professor John Hopper Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Mental Health and Suicide Prevention among Australian Men Centre for Health Equity
Mental health first aid training in the workplace: a randomized controlled trial of online and blended modes Project Leader Professor Anthony Jorm Centre for Mental Health
Mental Health in Multicultural Australia Program Project Leader Associate Professor Harry Minas Centre for Mental Health
Mental Health Policy and Practice Unit Head Professor Jane Pirkis
Centre for Mental Health
National Taskforce for Mental Health System Development VietnamĀ  Project Leader Associate Professor Harry Minas Centre for Mental Health
Nerve transfers for restoration of upper limb function in tetraplegia Project Leader Dr Arthur Hsueh Centre for Health Policy
Neuroepidemiology Unit Head A/Prof Tracey Weiland Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Non Communicable Disease Unit Unit Head Professor Brian Oldenburg
Centre for Health Equity
Patient reported outcomes: getting the timing right Project Leader Chris Schilling Centre for Health Policy
Population Mental Health Unit Head Associate Professor Nicola Reavley
Centre for Mental Health
Predictors and consequences of allergies that impact on children getting a healthy start to life Unit Head Prof Shyamali Dharmage Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Regulation of personalised digital closed loop systems to manage diabetes in children Centre for Health Equity
Teen Mental Health First Aid training: A pilot cluster randomized controlled trial Project Leader Professor Anthony Jorm Centre for Mental Health
The HOLISM Study Professor George Jelinek Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
The PEPP Study Unit Head A/Prof Tracey Weiland Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
The role of masculinity in the suicidality of men aged 80 or more Centre for Health Equity
The Victorian Suicide Register Project Project Leader Professor Jane Pirkis Centre for Mental Health
The WELL MS study Unit Head A/Prof Tracey Weiland Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Trans-generational effects: exposures before conception & offspring risk of asthma and allergies Unit Head Professor Shyamali Dharmage Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Twin and Family Registry Management Unit Head Professor John Hopper Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Twins Research Australia Unit Head Professor John Hopper Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Using lipidomics and proteomics to find biomarkers that predict progression of multiple sclerosis Professor George Jelinek Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
What causes adult asthma, COPD and sleep disordered breathing Unit Head Professor Shyamali Dharmage Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
What workplaces can do to improve mental health Project Leader Professor Anthony Jorm Centre for Mental Health
WhatWorks4u.org: Helping to improve mental health treatment for young people Project Leader Professor Anthony Jorm Centre for Mental Health
When should health professionals override parents' decisions about a child's medical treatment? Centre for Health Equity
WorkplaceAid: a trial on improving mental health and physical first aid skills in the workplace Project Leader Dr Nicola Reavley Centre for Mental Health

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