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We share news of our latest research, projects and activities at the Matilda Centre. Browse some of our stories here.

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Call for targeted measures to address pandemic's impact on young people

25 July 2022
A high-powered taskforce led by the Sydney Policy Lab has called for the the federal government to introduce active measures to drive a 'generational catch-up' for young people, who have been disproportionately disadvantaged from the COVID-19 pandemic response.

'Long COVID' presents a major health challenge - how can Australia be prepared?

30 June 2022

Triple vaccination seems to reduce the chance of long COVID - but we still need to prepare for a jump in cases, write researchers at the University of Sydney.

1,037 Australians share priority policy issues for mental health

07 June 2022
University of Sydney researchers surveyed Australians on their mental health experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing insights into what needs to change for an effective mental health system.

Screen time, alcohol & poor sleep for girls: how the pandemic impacts teens

02 June 2022
The first study to comprehensively examine how young people's health behaviours changed over a two-year period encompassing the COVID-19 pandemic finds both pros and cons.

Sydney researchers secure over 12 million clinical trial funding

24 May 2022
Six University of Sydney researchers have been awarded $12.36 million in funding for new health and medical research projects through the NHMRC Clinical Trials and Cohorts Scheme.

Maree Teesson to chair national mental health expert panel

05 April 2022
Director of the Matilda Centre, Professor Maree Teesson AC will chair an expert advisory panel that will guide Australia's future roadmap in mental health research.

26 books you should read this summer

20 December 2021
What will you be reading this summer break? Our experts share their favourite reads from 2021. These are the books they couldn't put down, the unexpected comforts during the pandemic, the deep fascinating reads late at night and the much-loved books they reread.

Lift in restrictions: Sydney experts on what we can expect

07 October 2021
Experts in health, psychology and pandemic modelling comment on what Australians can expect as the nation emerges from pandemic restrictions.

Review of COVID and mental health finds hope but growing inequalities

07 October 2021

Australia's Mental Health Think Tank review of mental health impacts of the pandemic has found most people will recover. However, those hit particularly hard will find it difficult to bounce back, write Sydney experts.

Understanding mental health

29 September 2021

This Mental Health Month discover the inspiring mental health research being undertaken across the University and access our mental health resources to inform yourself and others.