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What is your job and what does it involve?

I am currently a Research Fellow and the Global Database Manager for The George Institute's Food Policy Division. My main responsibility is the development, coordination and expansion of a global, branded-food composition database that tracks the nutritional content of processed foods. The global database is used to examine how branded-food composition databases can be used to monitor changes in the nutrient composition of processed and fast foods globally.

In recognising Close the Gap day, improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health has been and remains a key priority for the George Institute for Global Health.

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Australian researchers have found a simple screening test that boosts the ability to predict heart attacks and death in people with type 2 diabetes.


A new global study that used Australian patients has cast doubt on the usefulness of induced hypothermia to treat unconscious survivors who have a heart attack outside hospital.

A team of leading Australian researchers has been recognised for its unique research program targeting Australia’s leading causes of death and disability -– heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease.

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The George Institute for Global Health appoints two new members to its Board of Directors - Russell Aboud and Paul McClintock AO.

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Road Safety is a top issue for poor countries, and more attention is needed in humanitarian responses like in the Philippines and Vietnam.

The Science of Salt Weekly, an email newsletter that summarizes the latest evidence and research related to dietary salt intake, has been launched to raise more awareness about the risks of eating too much salt.  

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A study of more than 153,000 people across 17 countries has found that close to half of those with hypertension are unaware they have the condition, which is the leading cause of preventable mortality and morbidity globally.

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Study shows rise in appropriate car restraints for children aged 2 to 5 since 2010 legislation was introduced, however researchers calling for more targeted education.