The threat to those most vulnerable
There's deep concern for the impact a second or third COVID-19 wave could have on Indigenous Australians.
Crafting the COVID message
Forget the finger-pointing – public communications that promote collective action will make our pandemic-clouded lives a little easier.
How COVID-19 is changing our language
Times of crisis have always changed our slang, with the help of a little black humour. Coronavirus is no exception.
Biobanking on the future
A new collection project aims to crack the COVID-19 immunity code, and predict who will be hardest-hit.
What's old is new
Researchers have repurposed existing tools to make a COVID-19 immunity test breakthrough.
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 and Director, Monash Indigenous Studies Centre
Professor, Monash Bioethics Centre
Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Associate Professor of Sociology
Professor, Convenor of Anthropology, School of Social Sciences
Lecturer, School of Social Sciences
Professor of Linguistics
Adjunct Research Fellow, Infectious Diseases; Head of Clinical Research, Alfred Hospital and Monash University
Menno van Zelm
Associate Professor (Research), Immunology, Central Clinical School
Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery
Professor of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology
Senior Research Fellow, Infectious Diseases
Research Fellow, BehaviourWorks Australia, Monash Sustainable Development Institute