Professor in Global Public Health, Victoria University
Prof de Courten is a Global Public Health expert with substantial experience in interventions ranging from the pathophysiology of non-communicable diseases to translation of this research into population-based approaches. His research focus is Global Health and disease surveillance in the area of chronic diseases. He has worked in a range of different organizations, such as large governmental research institutes (the NIH in the US), inter- governmental institutions (WHO), private research institutions and academia (University of Copenhagen – most recently - Monash and Deakin University, University of Bern).
His specific technical knowledge covers the fields of clinical trials, health services, epidemiology, community-based obesity and diabetes prevention initiatives, health policy, health promotion, disease control and global health education.
Oct 15, 2020 14:25 pm UTC| Health
Europe is again in the grip of a COVID-19 resurgence, with outbreak hot-spots in the United Kingdom, Spain and France each reporting thousands of new daily cases. The level of infections are now higher than in March and...
Oct 01, 2020 15:28 pm UTC| Health
Vaccines are traditionally administered with a needle, but this isnt the only way. For example, certain vaccines can be delivered orally, as a drop on the tongue, or via a jet-like device. Vaccines that appear...
Jul 16, 2020 14:16 pm UTC| Insights & Views
The World Health Organisation reported more than 230,000 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday the worlds largest daily increase during the pandemic. The surge has forced governments in many places across the world to order new...