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

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
Authored by Professor David Peiris and Professor Stephen Jan In this week that we mark World Health Day, the focus on world health is unprecedented. As a research organisation, the obvious question…
April 2020 -
Profile story
On World Health Day 2020, Dr. Soumyadeep Bhaumik writes about the urgent need to use a health systems approach in the COVID-19 battle in India. The Government of India had last week…
April 2020 -
Profile story