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Public Health Honours projects


Public health focuses on the betterment of public health through research in key issues affecting the health of populations, obtaining, reviewing and analysing health information, and planning and managing health programs or projects. Our research expertise in public health includes:

  • teaching and application of mathematics and statistics
  • quantitative and qualitative health risk assessment
  • water-related health risks
  • climate change adaptation
  • environmental epidemiology
  • indicators of ecosystem health

Key research areas



Dr Rachel Cole

Tel: +61 7 5459 4656

  • health promotion
  • behavioural and social epidemiology
  • physical activity and sedentary behaviour
  • built and social environments
  • public health policy

Associate Professor Peter Dunn

Tel: +61 7 5456 5085

  • teaching statistics and mathematics
  • statistical applications
  • power variance generalised linear models

Professor John Lowe

Tel: +61 7 5459 4752

  • smoking cessation and prevention
  • health promotion
  • alcohol and drug abuse
  • behavioural medicine
  • media

Dr Florin Oprescu

Tel: +61 7 5459 4639

  • Health communication
  • Health promotion and education
  • Mental health promotion
  • Injury surveillance and control
  • Educational research

Dr Jane Taylor

Tel: +61 7 5459 4543

  • health promotion theory and practice
  • program evaluation
  • workforce development
  • community-based health promotion
  • reorientation of health services

Current research projects


Primary supervisor

The project will investigate the interest and ability of hairdressers and/or massage therapists to screen clients for possible signs of skin cancer on the head and neck.

Professor John Lowe

Tel: +61 7  5459 4752

This project is an investigation into new reasons why women are smoking during pregnancy.

Professor John Lowe

Tel: +61 7 5459 4752

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