Advocacy and Thought Leadership

The George Institute is focused on effective advocacy and thought leadership to improve health, aligned to our research goals.

We are engaging with key stakeholders, sharing insights and fostering discussions to stimulate debate, guide critical health policy decisions and facilitate evidence-based change.

By working with some of the world’s leading health voices we are amplifying our work in non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and injury and improving systems for prevention and treatment.

Our activities

In recent years a number of important trials in chronic kidney disease have been completed that are already changing practice and improving outcomes for patients. This webinar was a unique…
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The George Institute for Global Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Ophira Ginsburg as the inaugural Elsa Atkin Distinguished Fellow. The Elsa Atkin Distinguished Fellowship…
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Professor Corinna Hawkes, Distinguished Fellow with The George Institute for Global Health, writes that COVID-19 has shown it’s time to change; Obesity, diabetes and other chronic conditions…
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Dr Sanne Peters explains the need to be clear about sex differences in risk versus risk factor associations. Dr Sanne Peters is a Research Fellow in Epidemiology at The George Institute for Global…
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In the first of a three-part series, our researchers take a deep dive into the Australian Government’s ‘Healthy Food Partnership’ to explore how this initiative aligns with the evidence. We know that…
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Dr Hueiming Liu is a Senior Research Fellow with the Health System Science Program at the George Institute for Global Health. Tell us about your role with The George Institute I am a Senior Research…
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Authored by Dr James Muecke AM, 2020 Australian of the Year. In Australia, it’s estimated that 1.7 million people are living with type 2 diabetes (T2D). It’s one of the greatest threats to our…
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Authored by Professor Göran Tomson, Distinguished Fellow. A week on from the US decision to withdraw support from the World Health Organization (WHO), Distinguished Fellow Göran Tomson argues…
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Our Distinguished Fellows are external leading health researchers, health policy experts, policy makers and health advocates. We work with our Fellows to drive conversations focused on better…
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This project assessed the benefits of implementing the salt reduction programs throughout the whole of Australia, leading to the prevention of stroke and CHD events, reduction in healthcare need,…
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