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Landmark study into firefighters’ mental health

The University of Adelaide is conducting the first study of its kind into the mental health of professional firefighters at South Australia’s Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS). The six-month study is focusing on the health and wellbeing of currently serving and recently retired firefighters, systematically investigating the effects of regular exposure to traumatic events. “Currently there […]

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Scholarship opportunity for PhD Student to conduct research on mental health

The Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies at the University of Adelaide conducts research regarding various aspects of the mental health and wellbeing of Australian military populations. The Centre currently has a number of large-scale military databases containing questionnaire, interview and physical testing data, from which research projects could be developed. The Centre is also launching […]

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Lead exposure only part of the story for Port Pirie kids

New research from the University of Adelaide’s Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies shows that while childhood lead exposure in the South Australian city of Port Pirie has been a significant factor in their cognitive and mental health development, the family environment also has played a critical role. This research has reviewed 30 years of work […]

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DON’T PANIC – Surviving Extremes: Catalyst, ABC1 1st December at 7.30pm

How would your family cope in a Category 3 tropical cyclone? Or a catastrophic bushfire? Two volunteer Australian families – two terrifying natural disasters. In this ABC TV disaster special, two spectacularly-staged disaster scenarios will be thrown at two unsuspecting Australian families.  Are they ready?  Are you? What would you do if a natural disaster […]

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HDLD Seminar – Tuesday 23rd July – Dr Amelia Searle – Predicting early school success: how are children’s relationships with adults and their mental health related to their classroom engagement in the first school year?

The next Health, Disability and Lifespan Development lunch-time seminar for 2013 will be presented by Dr. Amelia Searle – Her presentation will be on ‘Predicting early school success: how are children’s relationships with adults and their mental health related to their classroom engagement in the first school year?’ Date: Tuesday 23rd July, 2013 Time: 12.30 – […]

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Traumatic stress researcher wins lifetime award

The University of Adelaide’s Professor Sandy McFarlane AO has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) based in the United States. This is the highest honour given by the Society to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field of traumatic stress. Professor Alexander (Sandy) McFarlane is Professor […]

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