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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…

Curtinnovation Awards 2017

…her damage to power networks and property. Team: Professor Syed Islam, Ali Tashakkori Jahromi, Professor Peter Wolfs (Central Queensland University), Dean Frost (Western Power) Extraction of anti-diabetic from lupins Winner, Health Sciences category Description: Australian sweet lupins, which are grown in WA, have long been recognised as a food with health benefits. Chemical engineers at Curtin University have developed a new extraction process…

New cyber shield takes out Curtinnovation Awards

…w system capable of rapidly identifying and locating high impedance faults in powerlines. This will allow rapid response to electrical failures that could lead to bushfires, and further damage to power networks and property. Health Sciences category Project: Extraction of anti-diabetic from lupins Team: Dr Ranjeet Utikar, Associate Professor Stuart Johnson, Professor Philip Newsholme, Sharmilee Mane, Mrunmai Tapadia, Professor Vishnu Pareek, Dr…

Mark Liveris Research Students Seminar 2017

The Mark Liveris Research Students Seminar is an annual event organised by Curtin’s Faculty of Health Sciences. The 2017 Seminar will include a keynote lecture, presentations by the Health Sciences’ 3-Minute Thesis finalists, research paper presentations, poster blitz and display by faculty HDR students, a talk by a consumer advocate, and an academic panel discussion in which faculty researchers will share their experiences to…

Benefits of footy go beyond physical health: new research

…enous adults who played football in the previous 12 months reported higher life satisfaction than people who did not participate in sport. Those adults playing AFL were twice as likely as those playing no sport to rate their health as excellent. Mental health is estimated to be higher among Indigenous men and women who participate in organised sport, after controlling for an extensive range of other factors. Additional report findings include:…