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Tracey Chantler is a Research Fellow in Health Services and Systems Research at the George Centre for Healthcare Innovation. She supports the social science research components of projects which form part of the Essential Health Care programme.

Senior research fellow Christine Lin is a former physiotherapist who has worked at The George Institute for five years, looking at the costs and benefits of treatments for musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain. Here, she tells us how she hopes her work will support better decision-making around choice of treatments.

 

Professor Stephen MacMahon, a founder of The George Institute for Global Health and an architect of its global expansion, is the 2013 Australian Ernst and Young Social Entrepreneur Of The Year.

As the center coordinator at China International Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and the research coordinator at Primary Care and Population Health Program, Rong LUO is currently working on a project proposal about stroke rehabilitation with Professor Lijing L. YAN.

June Oscar, a community leader from Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia, has been named this year’s Australian Financial Review and Westpac Women of Influence for Social Enterprise and Not-for-Profit. June is working with The George Institute and The University of Sydney to improve the lives of children living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

As an intern at the George Institute for Global Health at Peking University Health Science Center, Alex Ewing has had a great oppurtunity to get a comprehensive understanding of the Chinese people and one of the most important issues facing them - the healthcare in China.

Neurological and mental health expert, Associate Professor Maree Hackett, looks after a program of research that focuses on mental health with other chronic diseases like stroke. She has a background in health psychology and hospital-based clinical trials, and learned about epidemiology and systematic reviews during her PhD. Here she shares her experience as a senior researcher for over eight years with The George Institute.

Professor Wenyi NIU, Deputy Director of Department of Social Medicine and Health Education of Peking University Health Science Center, was awarded Favorite Science Communicator of the Year at the 2nd Science Communicator Awards ceremony held on July 29th.

Manoj Saxena, Research Fellow in the Division of Critical Care and Trauma at The George Institute, PhD student, and Intensive Care Physician at St George Hospital in Sydney talks about why being a researcher and clinician is important to him.

On 2 June 2013 Professor Hai Yan Wang recieved the Roscoe R. Robinson Award in acknowledgement of her outstanding achievements in the field of education in nephrology and medicine at the award ceremony of International Society of Nephrology (ISN). The ceremony was held as part of the World Congress of Nephrology in Hong Kong.

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