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News about research grants, latest findings and links to further information on Australian Rotary Health funded projects.

Social Processing in People with Autism Vs Williams Syndrome

2019-05-21T14:19:51+10:00

New research funded by Australian Rotary Health is the first to show that social processing difficulties in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Williams Syndrome may occur when they see faces paired with biographical information. Kelsie Boulton from Macquarie University was awarded an Australian Rotary Health Funding Partner PhD Scholarship (co-funded by the Rotary Club of Illawarra [...]

Social Processing in People with Autism Vs Williams Syndrome2019-05-21T14:19:51+10:00

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

How Surf Therapy May Help War Veterans With PTSD

2019-05-13T14:28:55+10:00

New research funded by Australian Rotary Health (ARH) will investigate the benefits of a Surf Therapy intervention for combat veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). ARH PhD Scholar Bryan Peck from the University of the Sunshine Coast is no stranger to the ups and downs of mental health, having battled depression himself for the [...]

How Surf Therapy May Help War Veterans With PTSD2019-05-13T14:28:55+10:00

Health Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence For Children

2019-05-06T09:12:08+10:00

Children exposed to family violence are more likely to have emotional and behavioural difficulties in middle childhood, according to new research funded by Australian Rotary Health. Professor Stephanie Brown and her team from Murdoch Children’s Research Institute examined data from a longitudinal study of over 1500 first time mothers and their first-born children. Women who [...]

Health Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence For Children2019-05-06T09:12:08+10:00

Using Social Norms to Engage Parents in Child Behaviour Interventions

2019-04-30T16:47:10+10:00

New research funded by Australian Rotary Health suggests that while the majority of parents are enthusiastic about online parenting programs, more parents are likely to use the programs if they are recommended by other parents. Dr Jeneva Ohan from the University of Western Australia was awarded a Mental Health Research Grant from Australian Rotary Health [...]

Using Social Norms to Engage Parents in Child Behaviour Interventions2019-04-30T16:47:10+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

Infections During Late Pregnancy a Risk Factor for Developing Schizophrenia

2019-04-08T12:01:59+10:00

A PhD research project funded by Australian Rotary Health has found that infections during later stages of pregnancy may increase the likelihood of the child developing schizophrenia. Ryan Duchatel from the University of Newcastle was awarded an Ian Scott PhD Scholarship by Australian Rotary Health from 2014-2017 to examine the effects of how infections during [...]

Infections During Late Pregnancy a Risk Factor for Developing Schizophrenia2019-04-08T12:01:59+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

Helping People With Cerebral Palsy Walk Further

2019-03-05T11:04:16+10:00

Sizes of leg muscles in people with cerebral palsy can be half the size of muscles in people who don’t have cerebral palsy, making it difficult for them to walk or run. A new study funded by Australian Rotary Health (ARH) and the Rotary Club of St Ives has found that exercise may help people [...]

Helping People With Cerebral Palsy Walk Further2019-03-05T11:04:16+10:00

Employment Disadvantages for Depressed Youth

2019-02-22T16:02:55+10:00

Young Australians with a history of depression in adolescence are at a disadvantage when it comes to employment, according to a new study by researchers at Deakin University. With a Mental Health Research Grant from Australian Rotary Health, Professor Anthony LaMontagne and his colleagues found that a cohort of young Victorians who had experienced depression [...]

Employment Disadvantages for Depressed Youth2019-02-22T16:02:55+10:00