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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 [...]

Remembering the Importance of Biomedical Research on World Cancer Day

On World Cancer Day (February 4), Australian Rotary Health PhD Scholarship recipient Erin Lawrence says it’s an important day to remember how biomedical research is critical to improving cancer patient outcomes. Erin is currently in [...]

The Role of Peers in Preventing Mental Illness in Youth

Australian Rotary Health is funding the development and testing of the first online peer intervention to prevent mental health and substance use problems in adolescents. Postdoctoral Fellowship recipient Dr Louise Birrell from the Matilda Centre [...]

PhD Scholar’s Success With New Online Pregnancy and Perinatal Programs

Pregnant women and new mothers may soon have access to new online programs to help treat their depression and anxiety. Australian Rotary Health and David Henning Memorial Foundation PhD Scholar Siobhan Loughnan is currently disseminating [...]