Explainer: Social distancing
As the coronavirus spreads we're being asked to practice social distancing, but why 1.5 metres? Is it our best estimate or is there solid evidence behind it?
How the Wuhan coronavirus causes severe illness ...
... among other things lung damage, pneumonia and multi-organ failure, or sepsis.
What exactly is a coronavirus?
Coronavirus infections are growing and crossing geographic borders, but what are they, and should we be worried?
A guide to flu vaccines
The adjuvanted flu vaccine is free for over-65s and offers better protection than the standard vaccine. Here's what the research says.
A communication change for the better
Governments around the world are turning to behavioural science to find better ways to persuade people to act.
For the greater good?
Sometimes, improving public health can mean infringing on people’s rights and compromising their interests.
New flu vaccines for the over-65s
Two free flu vaccines will improve protection for older people, but like those already available, they're not perfect.
After a horrific 2017 flu season, there's more interest than ever in developing a better, more universal vaccine. T-cells might hold the answer.
Professor of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology
Senior Research Fellow, Infectious Diseases
Professor, Monash Bioethics Centre
Research Fellow, BehaviourWorks Australia, Monash Sustainable Development Institute
Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery
Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology