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Craig Dalton

Craig Dalton

Conjoint Senior Lecturer School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle
I am a public health physician and conjoint senior lecturer in the School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle. My main experience is in health protection issues - communicable diseases and environmental health. I am director of www.flutracking.net - a national online survey of 16,000 participants every Monday morning in winter to track influenza-like illness.

I have limited global health experience - investigating an outbreak of cholera in the Gaza Strip in 1994 as part of a team from the US CDC and more recently teaching public health surveillance in Bhutan.

I am course coordinator for Buddhist and other Contemplative Traditions at the University of Newcastle. I have a great interest in the underlying philosophy of public health and the exploration of eastern concepts of interdependence in developing such a philosophy, to this end I have been piloting a program of Contemplative Practice in Public Health for public health practitioners (see blog below for evaluation).

More background information on retail tobacco and the supermarket case study available here: www.tobacco-ban-australia.org and more general blog at http://thepublicshealth.blogspot.com.au/

Media hype and increased testing: this year's flu numbers are high, but there's more to the story

Jul 22, 2019 13:23 pm UTC| Insights & Views Health

Over recent months, the news has been saturated with headlines claiming were experiencing a killer flu season. Researchers watching laboratory data are using the term flunami. Data suggests this is a serious year for...

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Economy

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Politics

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Science

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Technology

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