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Rotarian Honours Son’s Memory With a Named PhD Scholarship

2018-07-13T09:33:59+00:00

Written by: Martin Taurins, Chair of the Rotarian Action Group of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness and member of the Rotary Club of Gisborne (Victoria). When our son Jacob, a budding musician, was diagnosed at age 20 with multiple sclerosis (MS), we didn’t know anything about the disease. Jacob held university degrees in arts, business, and music. All [...]

Rotarian Honours Son’s Memory With a Named PhD Scholarship2018-07-13T09:33:59+00:00

Promoting Mental Health in Children with Dyslexia

2018-06-29T15:34:45+00:00

Most of us take our abilities to read and spell for granted, however, for up to 10 per cent of Australian children these skills don’t come as naturally. Dr Mark Boyes from Curtin University was awarded a Mental Health Research Grant by Australian Rotary Health this year, to evaluate a mental health promotion programme for [...]

Promoting Mental Health in Children with Dyslexia2018-06-29T15:34:45+00:00

New Rotary Fitness Initiative Puts ARH ‘Top of Mind’

2018-06-28T09:49:57+00:00

It’s possible you may have seen a group of people active in your local community, wearing vibrant blue Rotary polo shirts. If you haven’t yet, you may come across these people very soon. Australian Rotary Health Ambassador Chris Edwards came up with the Rotary Fitness initiative in an attempt to address the perception that Rotary [...]

New Rotary Fitness Initiative Puts ARH ‘Top of Mind’2018-06-28T09:49:57+00:00

Honouring PP Rob Henry With a Named PhD Scholarship

2018-05-15T09:57:40+00:00

Australian Rotary Health (ARH) is currently advertising the Rob Henry Memorial PhD Scholarship, named in honour of the late PP Rob Henry of Rotary District 9810. For nearly thirty years, Rob was the key organiser and coordinator of the Rotary District 9810 Ride for Research Dollars, which raised more than $1 million dollars for research [...]

Honouring PP Rob Henry With a Named PhD Scholarship2018-05-15T09:57:40+00:00

Preventing PTSD in Children with Traumatic Injury

2018-05-10T11:16:35+00:00

When we consider Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), we often associate it with returned military personnel. However, it may surprise you to hear that 1 in 8 children under the age of 6 years old develop PTSD following exposure to traumatic injury. Australian Rotary Health Mental Health Research Grant recipient Professor Justin Kenardy has already [...]

Preventing PTSD in Children with Traumatic Injury2018-05-10T11:16:35+00:00

PhD Candidate Working with Smithton Community to Drive Down Suicide Rates

2018-05-02T07:54:37+00:00

Tasmania currently has the highest rates of youth suicide in Australia, and members of the Smithton community are making it their priority to take action. Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Smithton were concerned of the high rates of suicide and self-harm in their local area and collaborated with Australian Rotary Health to co-fund a [...]

PhD Candidate Working with Smithton Community to Drive Down Suicide Rates2018-05-02T07:54:37+00:00

Giving Young Researchers a Chance to Chase Their Dreams

2018-04-24T15:14:28+00:00

One of the greatest pleasures as a charity that funds research, is providing opportunities to new researchers who have a passion for making a difference through science. Funding Partner PhD Scholarship recipient Noor Jarbou has been passionate about medical science research her whole life, and with financial support from Australian Rotary Health, she hopes to [...]

Giving Young Researchers a Chance to Chase Their Dreams2018-04-24T15:14:28+00:00

Rotary Youth Exchange Tasmanian Students Support Mental Health Research

2018-04-12T08:57:57+00:00

Eleven inbound Rotary Youth Exchange students raised almost $600 for Australian Rotary Health recently from the sales of a cook book they designed together. Each of the students contributed their favourite recipe from their country of origin, which was collated into an interesting cook book with some help from the Rotary Youth Exchange District Committee [...]

Rotary Youth Exchange Tasmanian Students Support Mental Health Research2018-04-12T08:57:57+00:00

Great Ambitions for Prevention and Treatment for Maternal Mental Illness

2018-04-10T11:45:55+00:00

If left untreated, mental illness during and after pregnancy can have devastating consequences for children and families. This is why Australian Rotary Health Postdoctoral Fellowship recipient, Dr Nicole Reilly is working on an important research program that will inform future policy and clinical practice for prevention and early intervention for maternal mental illness. In her [...]

Great Ambitions for Prevention and Treatment for Maternal Mental Illness2018-04-10T11:45:55+00:00

Preparing Children for School with a Sleep Intervention

2018-03-16T12:39:08+00:00

As a child psychologist, Associate Professor Caroline Donovan has seen firsthand the importance and impact of treating psychological problems when they first begin, especially sleep problems in young children. Australian Rotary Health awarded Caroline a Mental Health Research Grant this year to trial a cognitive behaviour therapy program, aimed at tackling sleep problems in preschool [...]

Preparing Children for School with a Sleep Intervention2018-03-16T12:39:08+00:00