Health, Equity and Governance Group (HEGG)

ABC Big Ideas panel - Climate Change and Health

Climate change poses a serious risk to public health: more bushfires, heat related deaths and hospitalisations, diminished safe drinking water, reduced crop production, and a growth in vector, and

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Sharon Friel joins international advisory board on Global Governance and the European Union

RegNet Director, Sharon Friel, has joined the Global Governance and the European Union: Future Trends and Scenarios (GLOBE) project, funded by the European Commis

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Climate Change and the People's Health featured in The Guardian

RegNet Director, Professor Sharon Friel’s latest book Climate Change and the People’s Health (OUP), has been featured in The Guardian in an article looking at the

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Sharon Friel at the launch of Climate Change and the People's Health.

Symposium highlights flickers of hope for tackling climate change

We are privileged to be alive at a time when we can still act to combat climate change and acting will require a transformation of systems, including transport, energy and our food systems.

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Big Ideas panel

Global health disruptors: Doha declaration

The following was originally published on the British Medical Journal (BMJ) website on 28 November 2018.

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The Health Equity and Governance Group (HEGG) was established at RegNet in 2014. The aim of HEGG’s research is to understand the regulatory instruments and institutions in order to inform public policy in ways that promotes a fairer, more sustainable and healthier society within Australia, the Asia Pacific region and globally. To achieve this aim the Group pursues policy-relevant research on the economic, social and environmental determinants of health.
The Group comprises a diverse disciplinary mix, including researchers working in epidemiology, sociology, environmental science, political science, nutrition, psychology and economics.

Our people


The Centre comprises academic staff from RegNet, including research and postdoctoral fellows, postgraduate students and research support staff.


Research projects

HEGG research projects, research outcomes and project resources.

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Selected publications from HEGG academics and PhD scholars.

News & events

News and events listings, including podcasts and photo galleries from past events


Contact us

Our contact details and physical location.

Contact details

Updated:  10 August 2017/Responsible Officer:  Director, RegNet/Page Contact:  Director, RegNet