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A healthy hand: the researchers providing solutions to public health problems

…em all the time, so this app is like having access to a health professional in your pocket,” says Shoneye. “Consumers need to be careful that the apps and online information they use are from reputable sources, and consult a health professional in person for dietary advice to manage a health condition like diabetes or a food intolerance.” The research is part of a Live Lighter Today intervention and Shoneye and her team hope the results of the…

Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Health Promotion Interventions – [4 days]

…ur choice. This course is highly interactive, you will be given the opportunity to discuss health issues with industry experts, academics and course participants. Day 1 Introduction to health promotion Social determinants of health Health promotion planning cycle Planning and evaluation frameworks and models Needs assessment and setting program goals Day 2 Understanding health and behaviour Theories for health promotion Writing program…

Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Health Promotion Interventions – [12 weeks online]

This flexible online course aims to provide you with the skills needed to plan, implement and evaluate a health promotion program. You will be introduced to relevant health behaviour theories and health promotion frameworks as well as approaches to evaluation. You will plan a health promotion intervention of your choice. A range of learning strategies (web links, podcasts, video clips) and learning activities are available for each module. An…

New report recommends decriminalisation of WA’s sex industry

…he study, 354 sex workers, including female, male, transgender, private, and touring participants, completed an online survey. Dr Jonathan Hallett, Dr Roanna Lobo and Ms Kahlia McCausland, also from Curtin’s School of Public Health, Ms Julie Bates, from Urban Realists Planning and Health Consultants, and Professor Basil Donovan, from the Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales, also contributed to the report. The study was funded by…

Goldilocks answer of ‘just right’ for exercise at work, research finds

…maintain employment, continue paying taxes, prevent some chronic diseases and reduce treatment costs for chronic diseases,” Professor Straker said. “For example, we know that standing all day at work is not good for physical health, but we also know that sitting all day is not good for physical health. Therefore, just like the porridge for Goldilocks in the famous fairy tale could have been too hot or too cold, we need to find the ‘just right’…

Destination Nepal

…ience, including lessons on the art of resilience in the face of fairly abject circumstances. “Nepal is amongst the five poorest countries in the world, and this is very evident across all domains – infrastructure (including health care), income, health and social development indices to name but a few,” Mr Coopes said. “It is also a culturally rich and very beautiful country. Its people are proud of their country and incredibly resilient in…

2017 Research and Engagement Award winners

…field of research within five years of completing their PhD. The shortlisted nominees were: Dr Wensu Chen – Faculty of Science & Engineering Dr Gemma Sharp – Faculty of Health Sciences Dr Vinicius Cavalheri – Faculty of Health Sciences Dr Annette Regan – Faculty of Health Sciences Dr Fabrizio Padula – Faculty of Health Sciences. The winner of the award, valued at $5,000, was Dr Wensu Chen. Chen’s research interests and expertise are…

The business of being dad

…is to family functioning and wellbeing. Many dads are more intimately involved with their children than previous generations. In his project, Paternal and Maternal Reflective Functioning in the Western Australian Peel Child Health Study , Dr Dawson Cooke, whose position at Curtin is funded by The Fathering Project, assessed how well families understood both their babies’ and their own mental and emotional states, and how the father-baby…

Benefits of football go beyond physical health

…football being healthier, happier and better connected. The report, A fter the siren: the community benefits of Indigenous participation in Australian Rules Football, shows the benefits of playing AFL extend beyond physical health, highlighting the positive mental health and community level outcomes. “Of significance is both the high rates of young Indigenous men participating in AFL – reaching up to 65 per cent in remote areas across Australia…