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New Program Effective in Reducing Stress in Toddlers

2019-05-15T10:39:49+10:00

A new program funded by Australian Rotary Health has been found to reduce stress in toddlers by teaching parents how to control their own responses to their child’s emotions. Associate Professor Sophie Havighurst from the University of Melbourne was awarded a Mental Health Research Grant from 2015-2017 to test the effectiveness of the Tuning in [...]

New Program Effective in Reducing Stress in Toddlers2019-05-15T10:39:49+10:00

Behaviour Control in Heavy Drinkers

2019-04-16T12:09:49+10:00

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 [...]

Behaviour Control in Heavy Drinkers2019-04-16T12:09:49+10:00

Doctors Often Don’t Have the Answers When Treating Women With Endometriosis

2019-03-11T10:49:25+10:00

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 [...]

Doctors Often Don’t Have the Answers When Treating Women With Endometriosis2019-03-11T10:49:25+10:00

Checking in After a Suicide Attempt

2019-03-06T14:10:48+10:00

An Australian Rotary Health funded research study will focus on optimising follow-up strategies for when young people leave hospital after an episode of self-harm or a suicide attempt. Dr Mark Larsen at the Black Dog Institute was awarded a Mental Health Research Grant (co-funded by Neville & Patti Parsons) this year to look at how [...]

Checking in After a Suicide Attempt2019-03-06T14:10:48+10:00

A Resource to Prevent Poor Body Image and Eating Disorders in Pre-schoolers

2019-02-27T14:03:33+10:00

Early childhood professionals are receiving training on how to disseminate a new resource that promotes positive body image and healthy eating patterns in young children, as part of a research trial funded by Australian Rotary Health. Dr Laura Hart at La Trobe University was awarded the Australian Rotary Health Colin Dodds Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2015 [...]

A Resource to Prevent Poor Body Image and Eating Disorders in Pre-schoolers2019-02-27T14:03:33+10:00

An Integrated Parenting Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder

2019-02-26T16:05:47+10:00

Australian Rotary Health (ARH) is funding a trial of the world’s first integrated intervention for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), to help improve treatments for children with ASD. Professor Mark Dadds from the University of Sydney was awarded an ARH Mental Health Research Grant this year to trial a brief ASD intervention [...]

An Integrated Parenting Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder2019-02-26T16:05:47+10:00

Does Dairy Affect Our Mood and Cognition?

2019-02-25T15:28:07+10:00

New research at the Food and Mood Centre, Deakin University will examine whether dairy consumption affects our mood and cognition. Meghan Hockey was awarded an Ian Scott PhD Scholarship from Australian Rotary Health this year to assess the possible differential effects of A2 dairy products, compared to conventional dairy products, on symptoms of depression and [...]

Does Dairy Affect Our Mood and Cognition?2019-02-25T15:28:07+10:00

How PTSD, Substance Use Disorders and Eating Disorders Interlink

2019-02-19T11:57:40+10:00

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), substance use disorders and eating disorders often co-occur among individuals who have been exposed to trauma. New research funded by Australian Rotary Health aims to uncover what puts young Australians at risk of developing these comorbid mental health conditions. Ivana Kihas was awarded the Rotary District 9685 PhD Scholarship by [...]

How PTSD, Substance Use Disorders and Eating Disorders Interlink2019-02-19T11:57:40+10:00

A Telephone Intervention to Address Complex Patterns of Comorbidity

2019-02-13T15:54:17+10:00

A team of researchers at the University of Queensland are hoping a new telephone intervention will successfully cut across diagnostic boundaries when treating young people with comorbid mental health and substance problems. With a Mental Health Research Grant from Australian Rotary Health, Professor Leanne Hides and her colleagues will conduct a pilot randomised control trial [...]

A Telephone Intervention to Address Complex Patterns of Comorbidity2019-02-13T15:54:17+10:00

How Obesity Risk Behaviours Influence a Child’s Quality of Life

2019-02-12T08:51:11+10:00

Researchers at Deakin University have discovered there may be associations between quality of life and behaviours underpinning obesity among regional and rural school children. Australian Rotary Health Royce Abbey Postdoctoral Fellowship recipient Dr Erin Hoare and her team at the Food and Mood Centre and Global Obesity Centre examined data from a large cohort of Australian [...]

How Obesity Risk Behaviours Influence a Child’s Quality of Life2019-02-12T08:51:11+10:00