Research and Clinical Trials

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Autism expert urges community to consider the benefits children with ASD bring to the classroom
Autism expert urges community to consider the benefits children with ASD bring to the classroom (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Professor Vicki Bitsika, Director for the national Centre for Autism Spectrum Disorder (CASD) at Bond University urges Australians to consider the benefits of including children on the autism spectrum in mainstream classrooms. She noted that too often these children are ... Read More »

Mental health of separated families
Mental health of separated families (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

USC Psychology researchers are examining the impacts of Australia’s family law system on parents and children going through separations and custody negotiations. PhD student Leanne Francia is seeking participants for an anonymous online survey for her project exploring the relationships ... Read More »

Vaccine views study
Vaccine views study (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new La Trobe University research project is examining why some people support and others oppose childhood vaccinations. Lead researcher Tom Rozbroj from La Trobe’s Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society is surveying pro and anti vaxxers to ... Read More »

‘Connect’ links mums-to-be with student midwives
‘Connect’ links mums-to-be with student midwives (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An innovative USC program that provides active support for pregnant women on the Sunshine Coast has been expanded following the University’s introduction of a dedicated Bachelor of Midwifery this year. The University is now offering more places in its Connect ... Read More »

Pilates in first pregnancy
Pilates in first pregnancy (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study will investigate whether practising Pilates during pregnancy improves the health of expectant mothers. A group of first time mothers-to-be will take part in the research to determine whether undertaking Pilates affects their health and their birthing experiences. ... Read More »

Planning and Participation: a new study targeting teenagers with autism
Planning and Participation: a new study targeting teenagers with autism (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Adolescence is a critical period of transition between childhood and adulthood. Teenagers experience rapid developmental changes and face new challenges from the world around them. At the same time, they are looking to develop their independence – relying less on ... Read More »

Step up for child health research – Register for Stepathon 2017
Step up for child health research – Register for Stepathon 2017 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute want all children to have the opportunity to live a healthy and fulfilled life! Which is why we are inviting kids, adults, grandparents, families and friends to join Stepathon, our national campaign that aims to raise ... Read More »

L-platers needed for driving behaviour research
L-platers needed for driving behaviour research (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A USC academic is conducting research to better understand how driving behaviours change when young motorists progress from having L-plates to P-plates. Senior Research Fellow Dr Bridie Scott-Parker said while learner drivers were involved in relatively few incidents on the ... Read More »

Protecting children against sexual abuse
Protecting children against sexual abuse (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Did you know that 21-42% of women and 10-16% of men have experienced child sexual abuse? Sexual abuse has lasting detrimental effects on victims, their families and society as a whole. To date, the prevention of sexual abuse has mostly rested ... Read More »

Pioneering study of cannabis extracts in treating epileptic kids
Pioneering study of cannabis extracts in treating epileptic kids (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A pioneering study, the Paediatric Epilepsy Lambert Initiative Cannabinoid Analysis (PELICAN), launches today not only to identify issues facing families living with epilepsy but also to analyse cannabis products being used in the community – with the potential to uncover new ... Read More »

 
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