This Discovery Project examines how Australia responded to H1N1 2009 (Swine flu) and similar outbreaks,
so that we can better prepare for future pandemics. Using in-depth interviews with everyday Australians and
policy-makers, document analysis, and policy research workshops, the Project will investigate the conditions
of everyday life that influence how Australians think, feel and act with regard to pandemic influenza. It will
also focus on the related challenges of: the prevention and treatment of influenza; the gaps between policy
and everyday life; and the political ramifications of pandemic infectious diseases. This Discovery Project will
supply rich and unprecedented data for the advancement of pandemic control in Australia.