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 →

Mick strokes up the ailments for education

Meet the man who’s had a hundred heart attacks. Give or take. Not to mention countless cancers, hypertension, emphysema, diabetes… the list goes on. In fact, Mick Cumming jotted them all down in time to share his story. “I had fun going through my notes today,” he says. “I’ve had colon cancer, lung cancer, strokes.... Continue Reading →

Three’s company for thesis competition

Dr Brett Gordon with PhD researchers Kylie Carra and Stephen Barrett. What can you do in three minutes? Boil a kettle, endure an ad break, sing a pop song. How about explain years of research in an engaging, award-winning summary? That’s what Bendigo’s Stephen Barrett and Kylie Carra have done at the La Trobe Rural... Continue Reading →

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