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Curtin University honours three outstanding academics

…University nationally and internationally, and I am delighted they will continue to make a difference in their capacity as Emeritus Professors,” Professor Terry said. Professor Michael Alpers, is a Professor of International Health in the Faculty of Health Sciences. His extensive research career has focused on infectious diseases, particularly tropical diseases. He has published over 300 peer review articles, and he played a major role in…

New app to help children with disabilities stay active

…atherine Elliott, from the School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work at Curtin University, said the research aimed to promote community-based recreation among children and young people with disabilities to improve their health and wellbeing. Professor Elliott said the research-informed app, named Jooay, would be implemented in consultation with key stakeholders, including people with disabilities and their families. Curtin University…

Peel community donations of $1.25 million fund student and medical support

Generous community donations totalling $1.25 million to the Peel Health Foundation will be donated to Curtin University to help fund student scholarships, develop a Mandurah health hub for youth with mental health issues and build the Peel Regional Clinical School. Under an agreement initiated and signed by Peel Health Foundation Limited and Curtin University, $1 million will be put into the Peel Health Foundation Endowment Fund with the…

New research reveals impact of seismic surveys on zooplankton

…ad author, Curtin University and CMST Associate Professor Robert McCauley, said the results raise questions about the impact of seismic testing on zooplankton and the ocean’s ecosystems more widely. “Zooplankton underpin the health and productivity of global marine ecosystems and what this research has shown is that commercial seismic surveys could cause significant disruption to their population levels,” Associate Professor McCauley said. The…

Low meat diet book wins prestigious World Book Gourmand Award

…ralian consumes about 98 kilograms of meat per year, compared to the USA’s about 97 kilograms per person annually, the European Union’s 69 kg and China’s 51 kilos per person per year. “This is despite the fact that the World Health Organisation (WHO) categorises processed meat as a Category 1 carcinogen and red meat as Category 2A – probably carcinogenic to humans.” Professor Marinova said it’s not just personal health that is affected by high…

Pre-operative exercise helps lung cancer surgery recovery

…stay by four days, and cut the number of days a patient needed a chest tube by three days. Lead researcher Dr Vin Cavalheri, from Curtin University’s School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, said the research suggested health professionals should consider referring lung cancer patients for supervised exercise training before surgery. The successful programs were supervised by trained professionals such as physiotherapists and exercise…

Payment delays impacting on vitality of WA small businesses

…in over four in every five small businesses in construction and manufacturing. Small businesses regard tax and Business Activity Statements as the most burdensome area of regulation and compliance. Licenses and occupational health and safety were also identified as areas of compliance burden for the respondents. Health and Wellbeing Almost 17 per cent of business owners report very high stress levels, with an additional 42.4 per cent reporting…

Battle of unhealthy sponsors in State of Origin

…ions of people including children will be watching the State of Origin series,” Dr Stoneham said. “I was particularly concerned to see both teams are named after their alcohol sponsors. NRL teams should not be sponsored by unhealthy brands because they send negative health messages to the public, including children.” The review was conducted in conjunction with the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE). FARE Chief Executive…

Curtin’s Kalgoorlie campus to host Open Day

…ted learning helps to bring this campus experience to the online classroom.” Courses that will have units in distributed learning mode include: Bachelor of Education (Primary and Early Childhood Education majors) Bachelor of Health Sciences (Health, Safety and Environment and Health Promotion majors) Health Sciences Interprofessional First Year At the Kalgoorlie campus open day, prospective students will have the opportunity to attend…

Women in STEMM: Professor Catherine Elliott

…fessor Elliott believes its it is important to be inquisitive, creative and determined. How long have you been at Curtin and where did you work/what did you do prior to joining the University? I have been the Chair of Allied Health at Curtin and Child and Adolescent Health Services (CAHS) for three years. CAHS includes Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH), Child Development Services and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. Before that, I…