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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

David Henning Memorial Foundation Sponsors Sixth PhD Scholarship

2018-02-27T09:57:28+00:00

Keith and Glennis Henning have been devoted supporters of Australian Rotary Health for more than a decade, now having provided funding for 6 Funding Partner PhD Scholarships through the David Henning Memorial Foundation. The foundation was initiated in 2006 following the unexpected suicide of their son, David. With the money bequeathed from David’s will, Keith [...]

David Henning Memorial Foundation Sponsors Sixth PhD Scholarship 2018-02-27T09:57:28+00:00

Honing in on Refugee Mental Health

2018-02-20T09:39:20+00:00

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, more people than ever have been forced out of their homes as a result of conflict or war. It is this harsh truth that inspired PhD candidate Rebecca Blackmore to focus her research on refugee mental health, particularly in the perinatal period. Rebecca and her team [...]

Honing in on Refugee Mental Health 2018-02-20T09:39:20+00:00

Pairing Mental Health and Physical Health for Optimal Wellbeing

2018-02-08T14:20:21+00:00

As a competitor in the AFL Women’s Football League in her spare time, Erin Hoare is no stranger to the benefits physical activity can have on mental health. Since examining the mental health outcomes of a community-based obesity prevention intervention among Australian adolescents during her PhD, Erin is taking her passion for this research area [...]

Pairing Mental Health and Physical Health for Optimal Wellbeing 2018-02-08T14:20:21+00:00

General Health Research Scholarship Funding for 2018

2018-02-05T10:59:15+00:00

Australian Rotary Health and Rotary Clubs and Districts across Australia will dedicate $521,068 towards 32 Funding Partner PhD Scholarships, 2 Research Companion PhD Scholarships and 2 PTSD PhD Scholarships in 2018. These scholarships, along with the research mentioned in our recent mental health research funding announcement, make up a total of $2,177,444 allocated to health [...]

General Health Research Scholarship Funding for 2018 2018-02-05T10:59:15+00:00