Food, water, sunlight and health

Food, water, sunlight and health
About

Researchers across the RSPH conduct wide ranging, research in foodborne disease, health risks associated with food systems and food practices in Australia and Asia, and the contribution of diet to cognitive health and brain ageing. 

The RSPH also conducts research into the surveillance and control of infectious diseases, especially those that are food- and water-borne in Australia, the region and globally. 

Sunlight is essential to life on Earth and exposure to solar radiation has been a strong evolutionary force. We conduct also research into the health risks and benefits of sun exposure, particularly for immune-mediated diseases
 

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Projects

Project Status
ACT Asbestos Health Study Current
Assessing the risk of Salmonella associated with importation of beef Current
Burden and costs of gastroenteritis Current
Clinical outcomes of Campylobacter in Australia Current
Conquering schistosomiasis in China – the last mile (QIMR) Current
Cryptosporidiosis in Australia Current
Does environmental change drive the spatiotemporal transmission dynamics of Echinococcus spp. in Ningxia, China? Current
Environmental change and the spread of diseases from animals to humans Current
Environmental risk factors for the onset of multiple sclerosis and disease progression Potential
Food security in the Canberra region Potential
Gastroenteritis and foodborne disease in older adults Current
Getting real about risk: using patient medical records for the geospatial analysis of chronic diseases Current
Kids Imaging of Skin for SunSafety Study (KISS Study) Current
Multiple Sclerosis Vitamin D Metabolites Study Current
Per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS): an epidemiological study Current
PhoCIS Study (led at Telethon Kids Institute) Current
PrevANZ Study (led at University of Melbourne) Current
Seasonal D Eye Study Current
Seasonal D Immune Function Study Current
Seasonal variation in vitamin D and its health effects (Seasonal D Study (led at QUT)) Current
Skin Study Phase 2 (based in South Africa) Current
Spatio-temporal modelling of infections associated with antibiotic use (e.g MRSA, Clostridium difficile) Current
Sun exposure and vitamin D Potential
Sun Exposure and Vitamin D Supplementation Study Current
Sun Protection to Improve Vaccine Effectiveness (based in South Africa) Current
Thai Health-Risk Transition Project Current
The effectiveness, acceptability and cost effectiveness of the 'BALatrine' Current
The Magic Glasses Research Programme Current
Tracking outbreaks of foodborne disease internationally through Whole Genome Sequencing Current
Understanding the sources of Campylobacter in Australia Current
Views of restaurant chefs about food safety Potential
Whole genome sequencing in Salmonella surveillance and control Current