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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Research and teaching aged care centre opens in Adelaide

South Australia has a new state-of-the-art teaching and research aged care centre with the opening of theAdelaide G-TRAC Centre at Resthaven Paradise campus. The G-TRAC (Adelaide Geriatrics Training & Research with Aged Care) Centre is a partnership betweenResthaven and the University of Adelaide, with funding from Health Workforce Australia, an Australian Government initiative. The Minister for Ageing, the Hon. […]

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Most parents believe vaccines are safe for children

New research from the University of Adelaide shows that 95% of parents believe vaccines are safe for their children despite the spread of misinformation about vaccine safety. The study, conducted by researchers in the University’s Robinson Institute and School of Population Health, sought to better understand parents’ attitudes to vaccines and the perceived risks associated with them. The […]

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Healthy Staff Clinic 2012 competition winner

Test Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Peter Boutsalis from the School of Agriculture, Food & Wine, Waite Campus, is the winner of an ipad2 as part of the Healthy Staff Clinic’s 2012 promotional campaign.

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Switch – Exclusive Adelaide Screening Invite

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Australian Museum Eureka Prizes

Entries and nominations are now open for the 2013 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes, Australia’s premier science awards program. There are 17 prizes on offer, including NEW Eureka Prizes for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research and Sustainable Agriculture. Research & Innovation   o   NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Eureka Prize for Environmental Research o   UNSW Eureka Prize […]

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Nursing leadership boosted through joint appointment

South Australia is moving to strengthen links between the nurses in our hospitals and tertiary nursing educators and SA Health executives. A newly created role of Executive Director of Nursing within the Central Adelaide Local Health Network will be shared by Professor Alison Kitson, Head of the University of Adelaide’s School of Nursing, and Ms Lydia Dennett, […]

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The Joanna Briggs Institute International Convention, 21-23 October 2013 – Call for Abstracts

The Joanna Briggs Institute invites you to be part of the JBI 2013 International Convention, themed ‘The 2013 campaign for getting evidence into policy’, by submitting an abstract for an oral or poster presentation.  This year’s convention will be held at the InterContinental Adelaide from the 21-23 October. We invite submissions from all health disciplines […]

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Parents’ views critical at the end of a child’s life

More emphasis should be given to parents’ needs when deciding whether or not to withdraw life support from critically ill children, according to a new book written by a University of Adelaide academic. The book, published by Oxford University Press, deals with advances in brain scans and other technologies, and their influence on decisions about […]

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HREC News: Important reminder when applying for human research ethics approval

When applying for human research ethics approval researchers must refer to the human research ethics website for recent guidelines, application forms and document templates. Applications that include non-current documentation and templates will be returned for re submission. In 2013, the following documents are available for download: Ethical Issues Checklist for Human Research. Researchers who are involved in a human research […]

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Professor Sir Ian Gilmore Presentation – 21st February 2013

Public Health Association, Faculty of Public Health Medicine, Chapter of Addiction Medicine and Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Professor Sir Ian Gilmore University of Liverpool Sir Ian is the Royal College of Physicians’ Special Advisor on Alcohol and Chair of the United Kingdom’s Alcohol Health Alliance.   ‘A model evidence-based alcohol policy for harm reduction […]

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