The George Institute for Global Health employs some of the world’s best scientific minds across a broad spectrum of public health focuses. We welcome media enquiries regarding our specialist areas and our experts, as listed below.
Heart disease is a leading cause of death around the world. Globally it accounts for more than 17 million deaths a year and this figure is on the rise. We are developing new strategies for predicting, preventing and treating the disease.
Staff in intensive care units are constantly faced with the challenge of making critical decisions, which have the potential to impact the survival and recovery of patients in their care, quickly and accurately.
The first World Health Organization global report on diabetes found that the number of adults living with diabetes almost quadrupled to 422 million adults from 1980 to 2014. Low and middle income countries were the hardest hit with this disease and other NCDs. The George Institute addresses diabetes by looking at contributing chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and kidney disease, plus the rise of obesity.
Eating a high quality diet is vital to good health. Unfortunately, the food environment makes it very difficult to make the right nutritional choices. The George Institute works to minimise this harm by highlighting the adverse effects of diets high in salt, saturated fat and sugar and by undertaking research that supports healthier food choices.
The most sensitive instrument of the human body is the brain and the disorders that affect it. Disorders and diseases such as stroke, epilepsy, mood disorders, dementia and sleep apnoea, are each key areas of research carried out by The George Institute.