Australian Rotary Health



New research findings on men at risk


Men's self-reliance linked to risk of self-harm   The study of almost 14,000 Australian men found that those who strongly identified with being self-reliant, a trait traditionally associated with maleness, were significantly more likely to report thoughts of suicide or self harm. ARH Research Committee Chairman, Professor Jane Pirkis, director of the [...]

MEDIA RELEASE Wednesday 22 March 2017


ARH Funds World-First Decision Aid for Bipolar II Disorder   Researchers at the University of Sydney in collaboration with the Black Dog Institute are working to develop and evaluate a world-first, online decision-making aid, to help young adults with Bipolar II (BPII) Disorder make informed treatment decisions. Patient decision-aids are unbiased decision-making tools [...]

MEDIA RELEASE Monday 20 March 2017


Rotarian Brings Focus to Hearing Health   Lyn Davies is no stranger to hearing health, having suffered hearing loss herself, seen it amongst family members, as well as in her 40-year teaching career focusing on children with special needs. Even since retiring, hearing support has continued to be high on Lyn’s agenda as [...]

MEDIA RELEASE Friday 17 March 2017


Brain Awareness Week: Shedding Light on Brain Abnormalities in Schizophrenia     Australian Rotary Health Ian Scott PhD Scholarship recipient, Maria Di Biase, stresses the need for continuous support for mental health research, this Brain Awareness Week (March 13-19). With her team at the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, Maria has been investigating the differences in [...]

MEDIA RELEASE 2 Wednesday 15 March 2017


Brain Awareness Week: You Only Have One Brain, Look After It!   For Brain Awareness Week (March 13-19), Dr Louise Mewton from the University of New South Wales has one piece of advice for everyone, “You only have one brain. Look after it!” Louise has been working with her research team at the National [...]

MEDIA RELEASE Wednesday 15 March 2017


Brain Awareness Week: Brain Disorders Don’t Discriminate   Whether it is a child born with a neurodevelopmental disorder, a young adult with Schizophrenia, or a family member who develops Alzheimer’s, disorders of the brain affect an enormous range of people. Kelsie Boulton, a PhD student at Macquarie University, wants to highlight the importance [...]

MEDIA RELEASE 2 Monday 13 March 2017


Brain Awareness Week: A Chance to Open Public Discussion on Brain Cancer   Raising awareness for brain cancer can be difficult, as there are so few survivors to campaign the issue. This is part of the reason PhD researcher Thomas Ware believes events that advocate public discussion, such as Brain Awareness Week (March 13-19), [...]

MEDIA RELEASE Monday 13 March 2017


Rotarian Continues to Seek Answers on Pancreatic Cancer Through Research   In 2011, only a few days after his 68th birthday, Ian Loxton died of Pancreatic Cancer. Despite Ian’s wife Jane having more than 40 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse under her belt, the symptoms were unclear and Ian was not properly [...]

MEDIA RELEASE Thursday 9 March 2017


Increasing Parent Involvement in Child Behaviour Interventions   Being a parent doesn’t come with an instruction manual, but unfortunately many parents aren’t using the behavioural interventions available to them either. An Australia-wide study at the University of Western Australia is looking to tackle this problem, by examining ways to increase parent participation in [...]

MEDIA RELEASE 2 Wednesday 8 March 2017


Professor Anthony LaMontagne: Investigating the impact of job quality on youth mental health   New research at Deakin University is set to pave the way for new rehabilitation programs that focus on job sustainability for young adults with a history of mental health problems. Professor Anthony LaMontagne was awarded a Mental Health Grant [...]