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  • The mental health of fathers of babies born very prematurely

    9 June, 2020

    Becoming a dad and preparing for fatherhood can be daunting and for those who have had a baby born very prematurely, there can be extra pressures and responsibilities to navigate. A recent collaborative study, involving the Turner Institute for

  • Could sleep be the secret to sporting success?

    2 June, 2020

    Could sleep be the competitive advantage needed to win the AFL Premiership Cup? St Kilda fans will be hoping so, as the Melbourne-based football club partners with Monash University’s Turner Institute to explore off-field ways to enhance

  • Investigator grants for Turner researchers

    20 May, 2020

    Three research projects from the Turner Institute have received funding by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) as part of the NHMRC Investigator grants, announced by the The Honorable Greg Hunt MP, Federal Health

  • Op-Ed: Hope for High Tech Health

    11 May, 2020

    COVID-19 is sparking a global mental health crisis - but digital and telemedicine interventions are a ray of hope. In this Op-Ed piece published in the Herald Sun (7 April 2020) Professor Kim Cornish, Director of the Turner Institute, explores

  • COVID-19: Understanding habits and compulsions

    29 April, 2020

    Now that we’re deep within the COVID-19 pandemic, are you slipping back into old habits? Or are you finding it more difficult to control behaviours that were once under control?

  • Turner contributes to Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System

    23 April, 2020

    Following the announcement of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System in 2019, the Turner Institute has been involved in a number of consultations regarding the opportunities for digital interventions in supporting

  • Group of Eight Roadmap to Recovery Taskforce

    23 April, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unparalleled lens placed onto the nation’s mental health system’s capacity and its ability to adapt to an unprecedented health and economic crisis. In response, approximately 100 thought leaders

  • Turner Clinics: Supporting communities through Covid19 and beyond

    23 April, 2020

    At a time when people may be struggling with anxiety and social isolation, the Turner Clinics are continuing to support the mental health needs of the community by providing telemental health services using a suite of digital tools and techniques

  • Monash Thrive: Safeguarding mental health in our community of students during the COVID-19 pandemic

    23 April, 2020

    Monash Thrive is an initiative led by the Turner Institute, in collaboration with Monash Community Campus Division, Monash Residential Services, Monash Sport, eSolutions, BehaviourWorks, the Chief Medical Officer, Monash Student and Graduate

  • Digital sleep support for vulnerable individuals

    23 April, 2020

    Getting good sleep during times of stress and anxiety can be difficult. Poor sleep can negatively affect mood and daytime functioning, as well as the immune system. The Turner Institute is supporting people through the Covid-19 pandemic by

  • Online parenting program effective in prevention of teenage depression and anxiety: Study

    25 March, 2020

    A world-leading free, online parenting program developed by Monash University researchers has shown to be effective in improving parenting practices to reduce risk of teenage depression.

  • 20 Year Clinical Neuropsychology Doctorate Reunion

    28 February, 2020

    On 15 November 2019, Prof Jennie Ponsford hosted a 20 year reunion of the doctoral program in Clinical Neuropsychology. It was a truly memorable night, attended by 100 of the 135 graduates of our program, as well as current and previous

  • Snoozing your way to the top of the class

    14 February, 2020

    Could a good night’s rest be the secret to getting good grades at school? Sleep scientists at Monash University are measuring the impact of changes in sleep, body clock and light on teenage brains to uncover how sleep patterns might

  • Is a Fitbit a reliable way to track sleep?

    10 December, 2019

    With the growing popularity of fitness watches that track personal data, including sleep, more people are using the information to inform choices about their health. But is this information really accurate? And can it be helpful to doctors?

  • Building networks for mental health

    28 November, 2019

    Exploring opportunities for digital innovation in mental health research was the focus of an Industry Networking event held by the Turner Institute last week.

  • Turner experts named on 2019 Hi-Ci list

    28 November, 2019

    Two brain and mental health experts from the Turner Institute have been named in the 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list by the Web of Science Group released last week.

  • Enhancing early childhood development in regional indigenous communities

    28 November, 2019

    A two-year project aimed at improving focus and attention in developmentally vulnerable children during the early years of schooling has received funding from the Ian Potter Foundation.

  • Sleep researchers take science to the skies

    28 November, 2019

    Pilot and cabin crew sleep, alertness and wellbeing will continue to be the focus of Monash-led research during the second of three ultra-long haul flights being conducted by Qantas. Travelling

  • Tall Poppy Award for Turner researcher

    26 November, 2019

    Congratulations to Dr Laura Jobson who was the recipient of a Victorian Young Tall Poppy Science Award last month.

  • Professor Kim Cornish announced as a Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor

    12 November, 2019

    Professor Kim Cornish, Director of the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, has been honoured with the position of Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor.