Western Sydney University has joined a strong and united stem cell community to welcome $150 million in Federal Government funding, over the next ten years, towards research into new ways to treat congenital heart disease, blindness, stroke, dementia and kidney disease.
New research led by THRI Biostatician Dr Haider Mannan suggests that infants in South Western Sydney introduced to formula and solid foods within the first four months, could be twice as likely to suffer from childhood obesity.
Dr Olayide Ogunsiji has been awarded the inaugural Highly Commended award at the 2019 Blacktown Woman of the Year awards in recognition of her significant contributions to the health of migrant and refugee women and girls in the Blacktown City Council area.
THRI Fulbright Scholar, Nikita Roy is currently featured on the homepage of the Australian Fulbright website. Nikita is a graduate student and Fulbright Scholar at the University of Connecticut pursuing her Master’s degree in Public Health.
Western Sydney University will be running the Graduate Certificate in Person Centred Diabetes Care and Education commencing in Spring Session (July) 2019. This clinically focused course is designed for multidisciplinary clinicians who would like to specialise in diabetes clinical care and education.
Applications are now open for the Cross Cultural Public Health Research Award which supports research students investigating health issues affecting Indigenous Australians, refugees or recently arrived migrants to Australia. This year the award will fund 2 categories each worth $5,000 in total. Applications close COB Friday 22 March 2019
Health and wellbeing are complex phenomena shaped by a wide range of factors including institutions, health systems, socio-economic resources, cultural attitudes, gender, and age. Read more about this year's Health and Wellbeing White Papers.
THRI recently awarded travel grants to four early career researchers who travelled to Queen Mary University of London to attend a workshop entitled: Translational research: How to produce research that makes a difference!
SPHERE is now a little over 12 months old. With SPHERE activities gaining momentum and having not only approved plans but also tangible achievements across the Partnership, it is a good time to highlight activities and achievements.
The Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research and Enterprise (SPHERE) has announced the Australian Government’s new Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) will provide funds of $6 million over three years for SPHERE and the other National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Accredited Centres.
We are pleased to announce the publication of: Gay & Bisexual Men Living with Prostate Cancer: from diagnosis to recovery, edited by Jane M. Ussher (SOM & THRI), Janette Perz (THRI), B.R. Simon Rosser.
South West Sydney Research (SWSR) has recently announced the SWSR Small Grant Scheme awardees for 2018. Congratulations to THRI Member Genevieve Steiner and the TEACH-PD research team who have received one of the three research grants!
The call for project proposals for the 2018/2019 summer scholarship program is now open. THRI members are able to lodge projects through THRI and need to submit their project proposals to Elizabeth Conroy.
On Friday May 25th Professor Hay hosted an inaugural Forum at Campbelltown Campus Western Sydney University. This program is inter-disciplinary and over 30 experts in psychology, nursing, medicine, business, public health and beyond, including people with lived experience and key community Stakeholders attended.
The Federal Government has announced it will invest $55 million through its Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) program to further develop Australia’s growing Digital Health technology and services industry.
A team of researchers led by Dr Michael O'Connor is on track to significantly improve the lives of children and adults with cataracts thanks to their development of a world-first process able to generate light-focusing lenses from stem cells.
A team of researchers, including THRI PhD student Farshid Hajati and his supervisors, Asoc. Prof. Federico Girosi and Dr Evan Atlantis, have discovered that one fifth of patients on medication to lower cholesterol are receiving too many, unnecessary tests, while half are not having their blood cholesterol levels sufficiently monitored.
5 March 2018 LitAssit aims to assist you in tracking details of your literature evaluations to keep you, the researcher, organized and focused. It is recommended as a tool for completing dissertation and thesis literature reviews, as well as assisting advanced researchers who want to stay organized when conducting research for articles or books.
2-4 August 2018 THRI will be hosting this year's ASPOG conference: Women’s health, life and rights. ASPOG invites critical health psychologists, obstetricians, gynaecologists, general practitioners, sexual health providers, allied health professionals, trainees and women’s reproductive health researchers to present and attend the conference.
23 Feb 2018 THRI invites all computer scientists, biostatisticians, epidemiologists, and public health researchers across the University to showcase current research and identify potential collaborations in the application of technology, data science, big data, and systems science methods to population health problems.
Prof Jane Ussher, Prof Janette Perz, Dr Chloe Parton and Prof Kerry Robinson have recently been awarded a prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project grant for 'Out with Cancer: LGBTI experiences of cancer survivorship and care'. This study aims to gain a better understanding of how cancer is experienced within lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) communities.
Clinical Nurse Consultants at Liverpool Hospital (including THRI’s Evan Alexandrou) have developed and evaluated a difficult venous access (DIVA) pathway to reduce the burden of difficult access for patients with the use of ultrasound guidance.
Professor Jane Ussher, the lead investigator on the 'Sexual and Reproductive Health of Migrant and Refugee Women' study has recently received media attention after releasing the report:
Sexual and Reproductive Health of Migrant and Refugee Women.
8th - 11th May, 2017 This course introduces public health researchers and practitioners to tools, practical skills and the conceptual background required to collect and analyse mobile data on health behaviour collected using smartphones.
PhD Student Gabriela Uribe presented her PhD project Important considerations when providing mental health first aid (MHFA) to Iraqi refugees: development and pilot evaluation of a tailored program to community-based workers in Australia at the 5th Cross-Cultural Health Care Conference in Honolulu, O'ahu, Hawai'i.
PhD student Beatriz Martin Monzon attended at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Eating Disorders Research Society (EDRS) in New York. She presented her study Recovery of grey matter volume in Anorexia Nervosa. A preliminary study.
PhD Candidate Gabriela Uribe, supervised by Senior Lecturer Dr Shameran Slewa-Younan and Professor Anthony Jorm has received a Certificate of Commendation from WayAhead - Mental Health Association NSW 2016 for her research project on mental health first aid (MHFA) for Iraqi refugees
Over the weekend, several THRI PhD candidates and researchers successfully showcased their research at the 42nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the ASPOG (Australian Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and
Gynaecology) in Hobart.
4-8 July 2016 WSU Campbelltown Cultural Events Committee have selected a range of film segments to be introduced, screened and discussed in light of this year's 2016 NAIDOC Theme Songlines: The living narrative of our nation.
June 1st - July 31st 2016 We are collecting donations of towels and bedding for Brand New Day - a women's DV and health network and referral agency serving Macarthur that we support through the fortnightly 'soup kitchen'.
The RAF is a twice-yearly meeting between researchers and end-users. Project leaders presented updates on their work, and met with end-users formally and informally over two days, exchanging and matching priorities.
Felix Ogbo was awarded the OMICS International Best Young Research Forum Award for the quality and significance of his research paper which he presented at the 2016 World Congress on Public Health and Nutrition.
Western Sydney University is a university partner of the Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre (CMCRC) which has been awarded more than $32M of funding over the next five years from the Australian Government Cooperative Research Centres program.