Thought Leadership Activities

Our activities focus on sharing insights, challenging the status quo and fostering the kind of debates and discussions that lead to better treatments, better care and healthier societies.

We invite thought leaders from around the world, including our Distinguished Fellows and researchers, to share insights on a range of topics through blogs/ commentaries, reports, videos/ podcasts, events, data visualisations, infographics and other activities.

We also regularly convene roundtables, symposia and public talks; and collaborate with key stakeholders globally and locally. Our researchers and Distinguished Fellows often participate in academic conferences, policy discussions and other fora.

Our activities

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…
June 2020 -
Profile story
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…
June 2020 -
Profile story
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…
June 2020 -
Landing Page
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,…
May 2020 -
Policy and Practice Reports
Since emerging late last year the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has swept the globe. Across Africa a total of 88,172 confirmed cases and 2,834 deaths have been reported. Ethiopia, Africa's…
May 2020 -
Profile story
Many of the present discussions and debates in Australia relating to sugar have focused on the implementation of a sugar tax or sugar-sweetened beverage levy—policy concepts that are often polarising…
May 2020 -
Policy and Practice Reports
SYDNEY, MAY 19 - To address the adverse effects of sugar on health and the environment, we must look at the broader food system, according to a new report from a roundtable of industry and health…
May 2020 -
Media release
On Friday 8 May 2020, The George Institute for Global Health hosted its first virtual #GeorgeTalks with 2020 Australian of the Year, Dr James Muecke AM. Dr Muecke was joined by Professor Bruce Neal,…
May 2020 -
News
This perspective is written by Professor Corinna Hawkes, Distinguished Fellow, The George Institute for Global Health. It was first published on David Nabarro's 4SD platform and is reproduced…
May 2020 -
Profile story
With gyms closed, many more people are taking to the streets to get their daily exercise, but what does this mean for social distancing? We asked respiratory expert Christine Jenkins about the…
April 2020 -
News