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Landmark research by one of Australia’s leading clinical psychologists is poised to reshape treatment for people suffering the combined effects of substance abuse and depression.
The University’s Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour brings together researchers across a range of fields carrying out health behaviour research on key public health issues. Among the focus areas are cardiovascular disease, cancer control and other chronic illnesses.
The way a doctor delivers the devastating news of a diagnosis of terminal cancer can have a profound impact on how a patient approaches the rest of their life.
Across Australia, more than 40,000 women – who have never met or even know each others' names – belong to a sisterhood bound together by the nation's leading longitudinal health study.
Buying time to let the brain heal itself naturally following an acute stroke is the cornerstone of research being undertaken by the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) Stroke Research Group.
Preparing today’s nurses to work in a complex health system and potentially hazardous environments is a complicated issue. With the role of the nurse so vital to the contemporary healthcare system, Dr Ashley Kable and Dr Tracy Levett-Jones are researching collaboratively and individually the demands and challenges facing the profession.
Arming children with the tools for a healthy lifestyle puts a big smile on the face of education lecturer, Associate Professor Philip Morgan.
Internationally recognised breast cancer researcher Professor JohnForbes’ secret to success is simple: you can’t help but achieve if you love what you do.
Professor Jim Denham freely admits that he is trying to put himself out of business. A leader in the field of radiation oncology, Denham is coordinating two of the world’s largest trials involving innovative ways to treat one of the biggest killers of Australian men – prostate cancer.
Thanks to a generous donation by philanthropist Jennie Thomas, researcher Dr Frances Kay-Lambkin developed an innovative program to treat depression and alcohol and substance abuse.
When there is devastation, whether from human hand or natural disaster, the world often calls Dr Jane Taylor. Her expertise has helped identify victims of the Bali bombing, the Boxing Day tsunami in Thailand and the Victorian bushfires.
Young medical biochemist Dr Nikki Verrills has achieved an enormous amount in her relatively short career at the cutting-edge of blood cancer research. Her new role as a mother has only added another layer to her determination to wipe cancer from the fatal diseases inventory.
To investigate the immunity of its elite athletes, the Australian Institute of Sport called on internationally recognised immunologist Professor Maree Gleeson.
The unlikely relationship between green fluorescent protein from a jellyfish and a potentially fatal golden staph infection is the cornerstone of landmark research underway by biochemist Dr Peter Lewis.
For centuries oral story telling has helped shape society and influence behaviour. It is this tradition that a team of researchers from the University of Newcastle is using to address the widespread impact of HIV/AIDS in China.