June news about Epidemiology for Policy and Practice

8 June 2018

Good News

  • Mikala Sedgwick was welcomed to the group.  Mikala is part of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health team, and will be working across projects including our work on deficit discourse and data sovereignty.
  • Alice Richardson and Aparna Lal have successfully applied for a RSSS Cross-College grant with A/Prof Ben Phillips of CSRM. They will investigate a microsimulation model of sugar tax proposals.
  • The NCEPH@30 celebration was discussed and group members were encouraged to register, buy a tile and attend the dinner.


Implementation, Engagement and Outreach



  • Lyndall Strazdins, Emily Banks and Darren Gray presented the Research School of Population Health’s NIG goal to the Vice Chancellor and his panel. This goal is about our future strategy to leverage our research excellence to make (even higher) impact on policy and practice.
  • Rosemary Korda and Nicholas Biddle gave a presentation to the Centre for Social Research and Methods entitled ‘Social inequality and mortality: New evidence from the ABS Linked Census – Mortality Database’.
  • Jason Agostino made a presentation to the ACT Heart Foundation’s Heart Ambassadors program on absolute CVD risk assessment and treatment.



  • Richardson A, Joshy G, D'Este C.  Understanding statistical principles in linear and logistic regression (invited MJA paper in educational series). Med J Aust 2018; 208 (8): 332-334. || doi: 10.5694/mja17.00222 Published online: 7 May 2018
  • Ransome, Thurber, Swen, Crawford, German, Dean. Social Capital and HIV/AIDS Outcomes in the United States: Knowledge, Gaps, & Future Directions. Submitted March 13 to Social Science and Medicine—population health; response to reviewer comments submitted 1 May. Accepted 24 May.