• Saving Lives from Thunderstorm Asthma

    In 2016, Melbourne suffered the worst episode of thunderstorm asthma ever recorded worldwide. Emergency services were overwhelmed and 10 people died, mostly in Melbourne’s western suburbs.

    Professor Jo Douglass from the University of Melbourne is leading a research translation project to ensure that clinical and public health interventions are in place to avoid another deadly thunderstorm asthma event.

    This project – which sees scientists, clinicians, epidemiologists and consumer partners like Asthma Victoria and the National Asthma Foundation working together – aims to determine who is most at risk, monitor those at risk and track how air quality impacts them, and establish a national pollen counting capability.

  • Three-part Implementation Science Seminar Series

    The Melbourne Academic Centre for Health is pleased to present a 3-part series aimed at helping researchers develop an understanding of implementation science. Each seminar will have a theoretical component, followed by practical examples from a clinician researcher.