In January 2022, a study made headlines around the world after reporting that drinking red wine was associated with a reduction in the risk of contracting COVID. This piece in The Conversation from Associate Professor Hassan Vally demonstrates why many studies addressing diet and health are unreliable and need to be interpreted carefully.

Stressed out night shift nurses are turning to belly dancing to lift morale. Dr Sara Holton spoke with ABC News about the psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare workers.

 Associate Professor Gary Sacks has appeared in The New Daily alongside several health experts encouraging alcoholic drinks to include comprehensive nutritional labelling.

 Professor Catherine Bennett and Associate Professor Hassan Vally penned an op-ed for The Guardian on Australia’s easing of mask restrictions.

Professor Bennett also on the ABC’s RN Breakfast to discuss the easing of mask mandates.

Rising concern for mental health in the construction industry saw the Geelong Advertiser profile MATES in Construction, an evidence-based suicide prevention charity. The article highlights Deakin research. IHT determinants of health director, Professor Tony LaMontagne is the academic director of MATES in Construction.