Grant for researcher working at the coalface of care

Graduate researcher Jennifer Boak has received a $5000 grant from the Australian College of Nursing to continue her work in detecting complex care needs in older people. “As older people live longer, and often with multi-morbidities, their care becomes more complex,” Jennifer says. “Detection of complexity in routine care is inconsistent and dependent upon nurses’... Continue Reading →

I am passionate about people’s everyday lives, which are often taken for granted – Dr Nastaran Doroud

Occupational Therapy lecturer Dr Nastaran Doroud brings a unique perspective to her Bendigo classes, and not just because of her international experience, although that’s a benefit, too. Nastaran’s PhD research into considering people’s everyday lives and their stories of resilience and recovery in mental illness informs her values and teaching. It all began when she... Continue Reading →

Tiny fibres are a big breakthrough at La Trobe

Imagine a material that could make jet planes, road trains, even the family car lighter – saving fuel, money and importantly, emissions. It’s called a ‘nano-cermet’, a nanocomposite of aluminium and silicon carbide, and the first few precious fibres of it have been grown at La Trobe University’s Bendigo Campus. Engineering Professor James Maxwell has... Continue Reading →

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