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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 Scholarship 2018-05-15T09:57:40+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 Injury 2018-05-10T11:16:35+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 Rates 2018-05-02T07:54:37+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 Dreams 2018-04-24T15:14:28+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 Research 2018-04-12T08:57:57+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 Illness 2018-04-10T11:45:55+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 Intervention 2018-03-16T12:39:08+00:00

Be Sun Smart for Melanoma March

2018-03-12T10:05:20+00:00

Summer may have come to an end, but that doesn’t mean you are now invincible to the sun. For Melanoma March, Funding Partner PhD Scholarship recipient Sheena Daignault cautions that it takes just 4 minutes in the sun for DNA damage to occur. With her research team at the University of Queensland, Sheena is studying [...]

Be Sun Smart for Melanoma March 2018-03-12T10:05:20+00:00

Drinking in Pregnancy and Infant Development: New Findings from Large Australian Cohort

2018-03-06T15:30:07+00:00

An Australian Rotary Health and NHMRC funded study published recently has reported that there was no harmful effect of low-level alcohol use by mothers during pregnancy on infants’ cognitive ability at 12-months of age. The research was conducted at the University of New South Wales’ National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre and the National Drug [...]

Drinking in Pregnancy and Infant Development: New Findings from Large Australian Cohort 2018-03-06T15:30:07+00:00

Q&A with PhD Scholar Angela Nicholas

2018-03-05T11:21:34+00:00

Angela Nicholas was awarded an Ian Scott PhD Scholarship this year to build a suicide prevention campaign targeted at family members and friends of those at risk of suicide. We have asked her a few questions about her research and future goals.   Please tell us a bit about your research project plans and what you [...]

Q&A with PhD Scholar Angela Nicholas 2018-03-05T11:21:34+00:00