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Phoebe-cropNext up in our podcast series showcasing young researchers from the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health at the University of Adelaide, we hear from Ms Phoebe Drioli-Phillips PhD candidate on men seeking help for anxiety. Phiebe is based in the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide and her supervisors are Professor Amanda Lecouteur and Dr Rebecca Feo.  What Phoebe hopes to achieve with her research is to get a deeper understanding of how men introduce and discuss and seek support for their own anxiety from peers in a naturalistic context, not in a health context, or a health care context necessarily.  This information is important and necessary to create more male friendly health services, and enhancing outcomes for men with anxiety.

Running Sheet

What you will hear In this podcastHow Men Talk About Anxiety 

  • 2:00 – How Phoebe got hooked into research – the FFCMH summer vacation scholarship program
  • 2:30 – How generalised anxiety disorder impacts on all aspects of life
  • 5:27 – Phoebe’s research – analysing how men, off their own back, seek help for anxiety from their peers
  • 6:40 – Overcoming potential problems of self report data. Naturalistic data
  • 7:47 – Discursive psychology – the social organisation of talk
  • 10:30 –  Using talk analysis to improve peer support services for men, and public health messaging
  • 12:30 – Other opportunities for research on men’s on-line support e.g. fathering
  • 14:06 – Diagnostic criteria for anxiety – not picking up cases in men
  • 15:40 – How to contact Phoebe

Listen to Phoebe here on Soundcloud

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The Centre congratulates the following four students on being awarded scholarships from the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health.
From left to right:

  • Mr Felix Ritson is a University of Adelaide Medicine (MBBS) graduate who has been awarded a scholarship to support his systematic review training at the Joanna Briggs Institute in order to undertake his project “The relationship between depression and testosterone – A comprehensive systematic review.”  Supervisor: Professor Gary Wittert.
  • Ms Umama Aamir is a University of Adelaide Bachelor of Health Sciences graduate undertaking her honours degree.  Her project is “The association between blood pressure variability and dementia and cognitive impairment: a meta-analysis”   Supervisors: Dr Phillip Tully and Professor Deborah Turnbull.
  • Mr Frank Connolly is a University of Adelaide Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Psychological Sciences student undertaking his honours degree. His project is “The association between ambulatory blood pressure monitoring with anxiety, hostility and depression: A meta-analysis”.  Supervisors: Dr Phillip Tully and Professor Deborah Turnbull.

Congratulations also to

  • Ms Megan Grech who is undertaking her Masters of Clinical Psychology.  For her second year, Megan’s research topic is “Screening for the depressive and anxiety disorders in patients with cardiovascular disease.  Supervisors: Dr Phillip Tully and Professor Deborah Turnbull.

We welcome Felix, Umama, Frank and Megan to the Centre and wish them all the best for their research.

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ElizabethThe Dame Roma Mitchell Cancer Research Laboratories (DRMCRL) and the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health welcome Dr Kuczek BSc (Hons),PhD who has joined the DRMCRL as the National Research Manager for the Movember and National Breast Cancer Foundation (MNBCF) Linkage Grant program.

Elizabeth brings a wealth of expertise in managing large scale multi-institutional national programs, including in the area of hormone dependent cancer.   Her PhD in biochemistry was followed by postdoctoral studies in immunology in Adelaide and at the University of California San Francisco.  She returned to Adelaide to take on a product manager roll for Sarstedt AG and then moved to Brisbane in 1997 to assist with the establishment of the Australian Genome Research Facility (AGRF) and held responsibility for the DNA sequencing service operations and general operations across all three AGRF nodes (Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide). Elizabeth also managed the wallaby genome sequencing project, at that time, the largest genome to be sequenced in Australia. Elizabeth managed the Go8 space analyst reporting to the Go8 University Directors. Through the University of Sydney’s Westmead Millennium Institute she was the project manager for a National Breast Cancer Foundation funded national collaborative breast cancer research program.

The MNBCF Linkage program is strongly translation focussed and Elizabeth will also bring to the program relevant knowledge acquired through her involvement as a community member of the Joint Consumer Advisory group (since 2010) which provides consumer support for translating health and medical research.

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With the generous support of Mundipharma and AstraZeneca, the 2018 Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health’s Surgical and Research Travelling Fellowship offers a grant of up to $15,000 to support South Australian surgical clinicians working in the field of men’s health to undertake advanced overseas surgical training and related clinical research. Preference is given to […]

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The Centre congratulates Ms Megan McIntosh (pictured middle) and Ms Holly Evans (pictured right) on each being awarded a Commonwealth Government Research Training Award PhD Scholarship.  These are highly competitive scholarships.   We also congratulate Megan and Holly who are both recipients of a Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health PhD Scholarship top-up award. Megan who […]

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The Centre and Mrs Iris O’Rourek congratulate Miss Mrunal Hiwase on being awarded the 2018 Paddy O’Rourke Honours Scholarship for prostate cancer research. Mrunal, pictured centre with Iris O’Rourke (Paddy’s wife), and Co-Supervisor Dr Andrew Vincent (FFCMH Senior Biostatistician), will be based part-time at SAHMRI and the remainder at the South Australian Prostate Cancer Clinical Outcomes Collaborative (SA-PCCOC) (Flinders) […]

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The Centre congratulates FFCMH Centre member Dr Sean Martin (Uni of Adelaide, SAHMRI) on being awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship for 2018. Sean is pictured above receiving his award at Parliament House by Federal Senator for Education and Training, the Hon Simon Birmingham. Sean and his young family will travel to Boston, USA, where Sean will study differences in care received […]

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Next up in our podcast series showcasing young researchers from the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health at the University of Adelaide, we hear from Dr Sean Martin, NHMRC Post-doctoral Research Fellow and 2018 Fulbright Scholar on lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in men. Sean is based in the Centre’s population health and clinical research group at the […]

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www.ifarmwell.com.au is a new, free, online tool kit to help Australian farmers cope effectively with life’s challenges and get the most out of every day. It has been developed by Australian farmers in collaboration with a range of organisations from across the agricultural, health, mental health, university and financial sectors. The Freemasons Foundation and the Freemasons […]

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Please join us for the March Men’s Health Research Lunchtime Seminar   Our speakers are: Mr Adam Hamilton (BMaths). FFCMH summer vacation research student Presentation: “Hidden mathematics in genitourinary anatomy”. Mrs Amy Finlay FFCMH PhD candidate Presentation: “What do we need to include in online behavioural change interventions for men with a history of prostate cancer?” When:  […]

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