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Catherine Bennett

Catherine Bennett

Chair in Epidemiology, Deakin University
Catherine Bennett has a distinguished career in public health practice, research, academic governance and teaching. Catherine joined Deakin as Chair in Epidemiology in 2009 after eight years with the University of Melbourne as Deputy Chair of the Academic Programs Committee in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, and Director of Population Health Practice in the Melbourne School of Population Health. Prior to that, Catherine worked with the New South Wales and Victorian State Governments in a variety of senior positions, including Olympic Public Health Coordinator for Northern Sydney. Catherine was also the founding Chair and President of the Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australia.

Pfizer vaccinations for 16 to 39-year-olds is welcome news. But AstraZeneca remains a good option

Aug 23, 2021 11:57 am UTC| Health

Prime Minister Scott Morrison yesterday announced the Pfizer vaccine would become available to all Australians aged 16 to 39 from August 30. This represents a vote of confidence in our vaccine supply, which has been...

Retirees, holidaymakers, alternative lifestyles, the UK strain: why Byron Bay's COVID situation is so concerning

Apr 04, 2021 10:10 am UTC| Life

Restrictions are in place for at least four council areas around the Byron Bay region after a suite of cases were linked to a Byron hens night. People in Ballina, Byron, Lismore and Tweed have been urged to stay at...

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Economy

McDonald's debuts Mariah Carey holiday merchandise line ahead of Mariah holiday menu launch

McDonalds keeps the surprises coming for the holidays, and this time, it unwrapped a new line of merchandise featuring Mariah Carey. The items are just one of the offerings to spread holiday cheer before the fast-food...

KFC testing new mambo dipping sauce in three US cities

KFC is currently testing a new dipping sauce called the Sweet Hot Capital City Mambo Sauce. The popular chicken restaurant has released the sauce in three cities in the United States for trial. Starting this week,...

Domino's, Papa John's lead way in boosting US pizza sales

US pizza sales were up 6 percent in 2020, to $27.5 billion, but much of that growth was concentrated among Dominos and Papa Johns, according to data from Technomic. Dominos is the best-selling pizza brand in the US with...

Marriott hopes to lure younger and wealthier travelers by launching NFT collection

Marriott International has partnered with three digital artists, TXREK, JVY, and Erick Nicolay, to launch a non-fungible token (NFT) collection in an effort to lure more young and wealthy travelers. The NFT collection...

Politics

Devin Nunes to retire from Congress to join Donald Trump's media company

The 2022 midterm elections are becoming one of the most important races for both political parties, especially as several seats are opening up in both the House and the Senate due to retirements. The latest member of...

Capitol insurrection: John Eastman says he does not want to comply with subpoenas

One of the key individuals that had a hand in twice-impeached former President Donald Trumps efforts to stay in power even after losing the election was John Eastman. The lawyer who drafted the infamous memo detailing how...

Capitol insurrection: Former chief of staff of Mike Pence cooperating with House Committee

The House Committee investigating the Capitol insurrection has so far grilled dozens of key witnesses, including former Trump officials. The panel appears to be picking up more steam as the former chief of staff to former...

Donald Trump admits committing obstruction of justice in interview

More details of the possible crimes committed by twice-impeached former President Donald Trump are surfacing in recent months. In his latest interview on Fox News, the former president admitted to committing obstruction of...

Science

Suntory develops 100% plant-based PET bottle

The Suntory Group has created a prototype polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle made from 100 percent plant-based materials as a crucial step toward eliminating all petroleum-based virgin plastic from its bottles and...

New study shows drinking coffee, tea may reduce risk of dementia, stroke

Coffee and tea drinkers had lower risks of dementia and stroke, according to a study published in Plos Medicine in November 2021. This study involved 365,682 participants aged 50 to 74 years from the UK...

Doosan Robotics launches collaborative robot cafe

Doosan Robotics Co. has produced an unmanned modular robot cafe, which refers to a robot that can work with a human. The unmanned modular robot cafe is 1.8 meters wide, 1.59 meters long, and 1.85 meters high. Doosan...

Nissan to roll out unmanned vehicle for traversing the moon's surface

Nissan Motor Co. rolled out on Dec.2 an unmanned rover prototype to operate on the moon using its electric cars all-wheel-control technology to let it operate under harsh conditions. The Japan Aerospace Exploration...

S. Korean researchers find use for apple peel and crab apple as natural pigment

South Koreas Apple Use Research Institute has developed a reddish natural pigment extraction and recycling method using wasted apple peel and crab apples. Apple peel contains the reddish natural pigments called...

Technology

Ubisoft launches NFT platform this week with free ‘Ghost Recon Breakpoint’ NFTs

Ubisoft has been one of the video game giants to confirm its commitment to exploring NFT integration to its popular IPs. That is becoming a reality this week as the company launches its blockchain-supported platform called...

Leak: Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra has a notch and two front-facing cameras

The display notch may have been removed from many smartphones over the last two years, but it is certainly making a comeback in other devices. And it appears that an all-new Galaxy Tab S8 model is yet another product where...

WhatsApp adds default disappearing message timer for all new chats

Before Facebook became Meta, the social media empire faced widespread backlash over policy changes earlier this year that raised concerns on how it handles user data and online privacy on WhatsApp. But Meta appears to be...

Pixel Buds A-Series firmware update to increase bass range and improve device switching

Firmware updates for wireless earbuds are usually uneventful, but that is not the case with the upcoming firmware version 282 for Pixel Buds A-Series. It is confirmed to deliver important new features for better audio...

‘The Matrix Awakens’ goes live at The Game Awards on December 9

Epic Games confirmed the release of an upcoming demo of its Unreal Engine 5 called The Matrix Awakens. However, video game fans who have been waiting for a new game should manage their expectations because the demo does...
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