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Social Processing in People with Autism Vs Williams Syndrome

New research funded by Australian Rotary Health is the first to show that social processing difficulties in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Williams Syndrome may occur when they see faces paired with biographical information. Kelsie Boulton [...]

New Program Effective in Reducing Stress in Toddlers

A new program funded by Australian Rotary Health has been found to reduce stress in toddlers by teaching parents how to control their own responses to their child’s emotions. Associate Professor Sophie Havighurst from the [...]

Health Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence For Children

Children exposed to family violence are more likely to have emotional and behavioural difficulties in middle childhood, according to new research funded by Australian Rotary Health. Professor Stephanie Brown and her team from Murdoch Children’s [...]

Using Social Norms to Engage Parents in Child Behaviour Interventions

New research funded by Australian Rotary Health suggests that while the majority of parents are enthusiastic about online parenting programs, more parents are likely to use the programs if they are recommended by other parents. [...]

Investigating the Prospective Wellbeing of Asylum Seeking Children in Australia

Australian Rotary Health is funding the first study to investigate the mental health of immigrant, refugee and asylum seeker families settling with children in Australia. Professor Zachary Steel from the University of New South Wales [...]

Infections During Late Pregnancy a Risk Factor for Developing Schizophrenia

A PhD research project funded by Australian Rotary Health has found that infections during later stages of pregnancy may increase the likelihood of the child developing schizophrenia. Ryan Duchatel from the University of Newcastle was [...]

Tackling Bullying Victimisation on the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence

On the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence (March 15), Dr Sally Fitzpatrick and her team at Macquarie University are taking action through their research on reducing the impact of bullying victimisation on [...]

Doctors Often Don’t Have the Answers When Treating Women With Endometriosis

New research funded by Australian Rotary Health reveals that doctors face uncertainty when it comes to providing care to women with endometriosis. Kate Young from Monash University was awarded an Ian Scott PhD Scholarship in [...]

A Resource to Prevent Poor Body Image and Eating Disorders in Pre-schoolers

Early childhood professionals are receiving training on how to disseminate a new resource that promotes positive body image and healthy eating patterns in young children, as part of a research trial funded by Australian Rotary [...]

An Integrated Parenting Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Australian Rotary Health (ARH) is funding a trial of the world’s first integrated intervention for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), to help improve treatments for children with ASD. Professor Mark Dadds from [...]

How PTSD, Substance Use Disorders and Eating Disorders Interlink

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), substance use disorders and eating disorders often co-occur among individuals who have been exposed to trauma. New research funded by Australian Rotary Health aims to uncover what puts young Australians [...]

A PhD Scholar’s Role in Improving Early Diagnosis of Children With Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder affects around 1 in 88 Australian children, and one Australian Rotary Health PhD scholar believes that motor functioning may hold the key in improving clinical diagnosis and definition. Supported ARH, the Rotary [...]

A Telephone Intervention to Address Complex Patterns of Comorbidity

A team of researchers at the University of Queensland are hoping a new telephone intervention will successfully cut across diagnostic boundaries when treating young people with comorbid mental health and substance problems. With a Mental [...]

How Obesity Risk Behaviours Influence a Child’s Quality of Life

Researchers at Deakin University have discovered there may be associations between quality of life and behaviours underpinning obesity among regional and rural school children. Australian Rotary Health Royce Abbey Postdoctoral Fellowship recipient Dr Erin Hoare and [...]