Research funded by Australian Rotary Health suggests that getting people to reduce their drinking may be as simple as asking them about their drinking. With a Royce Abbey Postdoctoral Fellowship from Australian Rotary Health, Dr Janette Smith at the The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (UNSW) investigated neurocognitive deficits in young heavy drinkers. Dr [...]
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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 was offered a Mental Health Research Grant this year to look at the mental health trajectories of asylum seeking children [...]
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 awarded an Ian Scott PhD Scholarship by Australian Rotary Health from 2014-2017 to examine the effects of how infections during [...]
Funding from Australian Rotary Health will allow more young people to have access to a successful online intervention for eating disorders. The Media Smart – Targeted (MST) online intervention was first developed by a team of researchers at Flinders University (SA) to reduce eating disorder risk in body dissatisfied women aged 18 to 25. This [...]
One of Dr Peter Baldwin’s key goals is to make mental health treatments available to all people. To him, this includes every Australian, regardless of their abilities. With a Mental Health Research Grant from Australian Rotary Health, Dr Baldwin at the Black Dog Institute (NSW), will test an online mental health tool designed for young [...]
A new study funded by Australian Rotary Health (ARH) will develop an eHealth tool aimed at reducing inappropriate use of antidepressants, while keeping patients mentally well. Amy Coe at the University of Melbourne was awarded the Kaiyu PhD Scholarship by ARH this year to investigate and determine the needs and expectations of patients and general [...]
Living with Crohn’s disease since her teenaged years, Dr Amy Finlay-Jones has experienced first-hand the importance of practising self-compassion. Now, with a Mental Health Research Grant from Australian Rotary Health (funded by the Perron Foundation), she hopes to help others cope with the challenges of chronic illness through online self-compassion training. “Chronic physical illness affects [...]
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 children's mental health outcomes. With an Australian Rotary Health Mental Health Research Grant, Dr Fitzpatrick will conduct a randomised controlled [...]
In children and young people with kidney problems, kidney transplantations can be vital in improving their quality of life, survival and development. However, there are some challenges when it comes to post-transplant care and adherence to treatment. With a Rotary District 9650 'Jack Wilson' Kidney Research PhD Scholarship from Australian Rotary Health, James Tang (from the [...]
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 2014 to examine healthcare for endometriosis (a chronic inflammatory condition experienced by women) from the perspectives of affected women and [...]