What if increasing the amount of physical activity each day could improve children’s learning?
If you are sitting very still, then we can begin. Actually, scratch that. Stand up, stretch, move around. Then come back, with your brain in gear, and we can begin.
Helping an ageing population grow old with dignity is possible, if we rethink our approach to aged-care policy and create dementia-friendly communities.
Dr Lyn Phillipson, a UOW public health researcher, says the heightened interest in dementia care is due to the aging of the population and increased awareness of the condition.
Read The baby boomer legacy: building dementia-friendly communities (UOW The Stand)
UOW Criminology Society
The Criminology discipline in the School of Health and Society is pleased to announce the creation of the UOW Criminology Society, led by a highly motivated group of undergraduate students with support from Dr Juan Tauri. The inaugural Society President, Alecia Bof, says - “The recent creation of the UOW Criminology Society has been received well by students and has all exceeded expectations. The society’s aim is to provide support to all Criminology students enrolled at the university. We hope to provide opportunities that extend into career development, academic and social support, networking and engagement with the wider criminology community. There are currently 30 members and we look forward to increasing this number again in the new academic year.” Well done to all involved, it is great to see a strong cohort come together to create a fantastic network for our students.
Dr Vinod Gopaldasani, Dr Alison Bell, Dr Bridget Kelly and Mrs Jane Whitelaw, researchers from the Work Health and Safety academic program, have successfully secured funding to conduct a lifestyle intervention research among Chilean high altitude mining workers to improve their wellbeing and decrease musculoskeletal injuries. The research titled “Improving health and safety outcomes in Chilean miners: a lifestyle intervention program to improve wellbeing and decrease musculoskeletal injuries” received a grant of $208,000 from the Chilean government. The research will take place over the next two years.
Congratulations 2017 Vice-Chancellor Award Recipients
Vice-Chancellor’s Award Research Excellence Award for Emerging Researcher
Dr Xiaoqi Feng
Vice-Chancellor’s Award Interdisciplinary Research Excellence Award
A/Professor Kate Senior, Ms Laura Grozdanovski, Professor Geoff Spinks - Project: Project Geldom: Designing the Next-Generation Condom
Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Community Engagement (Team)
CHI Sexual Health Project Team - Associate Professor Kate Senior
- Read Big Food and corporate social responsibility: marketing or public good? (UOW The Stand Article).
- NHMRC Research Leadership Fellowship awarded for ground-breaking study - A world-first study by University of Wollongong (UOW) researcher Associate Professor Thomas Astell-Burt will examine whether urban green spaces have a role to play in preventing Alzheimer’s disease.
- Wollongong professor makes 4000km Northern Territory trek to revive Ngukurr News” (Illawarra Mercury article)
- World Congress in Public Health (WCPH) 2017 - The Faculty of Social Sciences was well represented at the recent World Congress in Public Health (WCPH) which was held for the first time in Australia - in Melbourne - from 3-7 April 2017. The theme was Voices Vision Action and there also was a focus on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Wollongong had a lead across various levels of the congress. Professor Heather Yeatman was on the National Organising committee and also co-led a workshop. Several staff have presentations including: Prof Heather Yeatman, Dr Heike Schutze, A/Prof Thomas Astell-Burt, Dr Vinod Gopaldasani and Dr Xiaoqi Feng. Faculty doctoral students also were well represented. Oral presentations were given by Amy Carrad, Limin Buchanan and Megan Hammersley. Digital posters were presented by: Amy Carrad, Sanaz Sadegholvad, and Zoe Richards. In the final Congress session, MPH alumnus Summer Finlay challenged public health professionals to consider when advocating for Indigenous engagement to ensure that the Indigenous voice is not only present, but the lead. “Nothing about us which isn’t led by us.”
- Health and Society Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Winners! Congratulations to Amy Carrad who was the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Faculty Winner for her outstanding oration of ‘Start here, Go there: An organisational change approach to health promoting sport’. The Runner-up was awarded to Zoe Richards for her excellent presentation of ‘Corporate social responsibility: How responsible’.
- UOW Alumni Kate Cole granted prestigious Churchill Fellowship...
- Let's talk about sex
- Healthy mums, healthy bubs
- Growing old gracefully
- Workplace exposure standards and how to use them
- Ted X Dr Lyn Phillipson - It’s about time… We got serious about dementia
- Congratulations on your appointment into the ARC College of Experts Associate Professor Kate Senior!
- Greener Neighbourhoods, Healthy Start
- Greener Cities: Exploring the health benefits of green spaces across the life course
- Executive approach: Glenn Salkeld
- PhD Student Profile - Amy Carrad
- Congratulations to our Vice-Chacellor Staff Award Recipients - Dr Bridget Kelly, A/Prof Thomas Astell-Burt and Dr Xiaoqi Feng
- Dr Alison Bell has won the David Ferguson Award 2016 for her doctoral thesis from the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society of Australia!! Well done to Alison (more information to come)
- The way to a safer day
- Healthy mums, healthy bubs
- Dementia-Friendly Kiama honoured in National Disability Awards
- Passion for public health inspires Ine to get involved
- Congratulations to our newest Doctors!!
- 10 tips for eating locally and cutting the energy used to produce your food
- Congratulations to the finalists, highly commended and winners from the 2016 GIO Workers Compensation National Safety Awards of Excellence
- Unique board game helps adolescents navigate life’s ups and downs
- UOW Pitch Winners Congratulations to Kishan Kariippanon, Kate Senior & Laura Grozdanovski
- Exploring new health and green-space links
- The revival of Ngukurr News
- Congratulations Prof Heather Yeatman - 2016 Sidney Sax Award Recipient (PDF) (UOW Media Release)
- Dementia Enabling University Strategy
- Bachelor of Social Work - Uni taps into thriving employment sector
- Kids influenced by unhealthy food sponsors
- Dr Amy Conley-Wright talks about the new 'The Parent Room' program with ABC Radio National
- Natasha Raybould discussing the prospects of Univeristy Life as an Indigenous Woman
- Food Labelling interview with Professor Heather Yeatman
- Congratulations to our Women of Impact: Kate Senior, Lyn Phillipson and Xiaoqi Feng!
- UOW program helps parents prepare for NDIS
- Pilot project to help the next generation of professionals tackle the growing issue of dementia in Australia
- Yant Awardees Recount Successes of Global IH Training Program
- DTSCs aim to create Australia’s first ‘dementia enabling’ university
- WHS graduate wins Patrol’s Prize for Australian Design at the Good Design Awards
- Kishan Kariipanan radio interveiw on Athrapology
- Health and Society PhD Student Amy Carrad in Research and Innovation Magazine
- Diabetes threatens to overwhelm western Sydney hospitals as obesity epidemic rages
- New project targets low uptake of respite services
- UOW health expert urges Australian sugar tax
- Labelling foods with emoji a potential solution to engaging kids in healthy eating
- Launch of new resources helps people with dementia and their carers ‘rethink respite’
- How do you get salmonella from salad?
- Experts unite behind evidence supporting immunisation
- AIOH 2015 Conference and Exhibition Report (PDF)
- WHS student invents app for healther and safer workers
- Congratulations Lyn Phillipson on your NHMRC Fellowship titled: Consumer Directed Care: Understanding and promoting participation and care outcomes for people living with dementia in receipt of a Home Care Package. This is part of the government’s commitment to tackle dementia and Lyn’s project was one of only a few with a Public Health focus. For more information, please see the government’s media release.
- HealthTrack: Diabetes and what we can do about it
- Ocean users collectively reject shark cull (via web.archive.org)
- Solar hot water giving you cold showers? Eight tips to warm you up
- Should we swear in front of our kids?
- ‘Blatant promotion’: Pete Evan’s TV paleo program slammed by dietitian’s body
- TV ads are making our kids fat, study finds
- Providers need to consider the barriers to respite use by carers
- Spectacular shark encounters: Fanning’s close shave reminds us we share the ocean
- Game-based neurocognitive training could help manage the symptoms of ADHD in children
- Faculty of Social Sciences Student Awards Night 2015
- Hard to Find Healthy Food in Western Sydney
- King of Sweden Presents Geographer with Prestigious Award
- UOW Graduate Achieves Top Student Award
- Cancer Good News Project Receives Cancer Institute Recognition
- Industry Collaborations to Spark Innovation
- UOW’s Dr Bridget Kelly in ‘fat food’ fight
- Cycling in Wollongong - Have Your Say
- UOW Graduate wins Draeger Young Hygienists Award
- Health and Society hosts International Public Health Fellows program
- UOW Health Experts say Food Star Rating System is Critical
- School of Health and Society bids to bring Jamie Oliver to Wollongong