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Unemployed young men graduate with work-ready skills

…ogram, which has equipped them with social and practical skills to help prepare them for the workforce,” Dr Milbourn said. “By working with mentors from their local Men’s Shed who had been trained by occupational therapy and nursing academics from Curtin University and Western Sydney University, these young men boosted their confidence and knowledge of work skills, experienced decreased anxiety, and developed their work routine and work…

Triplet sisters blaze a trail in first Indigenous enabling graduations

…d to celebrate this significant achievement for Indigenous education at Curtin,” Professor Kickett said. “The graduates will be starting their undergraduate degrees next month in a range of health courses at Curtin including Nursing, Social Work, Medicine, Physiotherapy and Health, Safety and Environment. “We are extremely proud of all the graduates and wish them all the best in their studies here at Curtin as well as their future careers as…

Fewer people being referred to fall prevention programs, new study says

…reported living in their own home or unit, an independent living unit in a retirement village or government housing. The research, funded by a Lotterywest grant, was also conducted by Professor Gill Lewin, from the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine at Curtin University, Hilary O’Connell, from the Independent Living Centre WA, and Professor Keith Hill, from the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science at Curtin University. The…

Research supports water birth for women with a low-risk pregnancy

…surveyed 502 women at WA’s sole tertiary public maternity hospital, King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH), between July 2015 and June 2016. Lead author Dr Lucy Lewis, who has a joint appointment at Curtin’s School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine and KEMH, said of the 303 women who went on to labour in water, 59 per cent birthed in water and 41 per cent did not, showing that not all women who set out to labour and/or birth in water achieved…

New project offers snapshots into the lives of WA’s refugee community

…South Sudan, Eritrea, Somalia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Lebanon and El Salvador, were given cameras to capture images of importance to them. Project Lead, Professor of International Health Jaya Dantas, from the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine at Curtin University, said the women’s photographs offered a glimpse into the lives of refugee women during resettlement. “The photographs provided important insights into the issues faced by…

Curtin appoints new head of Health Sciences

…ding Professor and Head of the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit. Professor Clements will take over the leadership role from Professor Michael Berndt who retires from Curtin in early 2018. Curtin’s Faculty of Health Sciences contains seven schools including the recently established Curtin Medical School; Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences; Physiotherapy and Exercise Science; Psychology; Public Health; Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine; and…

Over half of WA’s skilled migrants are working in lesser jobs: survey

…innovative strategies for ensuring their skills are not wasted, and investigates the link between workforce participation and health. Lead authors, Professor of International Health, Jaya Dantas, from the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, and Dr Ros Cameron, formerly from the School of Management at Curtin University, said the underutilisation of professional migrant skills remained a critical issue for the entire country….

New tool aims to help hospital stay of patients with dementia

…ralian Dementia Collaborative Research Centre: Carers and Consumers and Curtin University. The research involved a team from Curtin and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital working with a reference group including family carers of people with dementia. The research project and the reference group was led by Associate Professor Chris Toye, from the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine at Curtin University….

The business of being dad

…F was also strongly related to men’s identification with the fathering role, more father-time with the child on weekends, and father’s parenting self-efficacy. Dr Cooke, who is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, said the study results also indicated that fathers and mothers thought about, and interacted with, their babies in different ways and, in line with previous research, women seemed more adept at…

Back to the future for Chinese and Australian authors

…re films. Ryan wants to tell similar stories to those he was drawn to when growing up. Liz Byrski: The author of nine novels including Gang of Four and The Woman Next Door, and 12 non-fiction books including In Love and War: Nursing Heroes and Remember Me. She is also an Associate Professor in the School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts at Curtin University and is a Senior Fellow of the China Australia Writing Centre. Xia Jia: A Chinese…