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Turner Institute celebrates two researchers on Highly Cited Researchers 2020 List
19 November, 2020
Congratulations to Professors Alex Fornito and Murat Yucel who have once again been named on the 2020 Highly Cited Researchers list.
Telehealth trauma program to treat ambulance paramedics
18 November, 2020
The Turner Institute, via the Turner Clinics, has been working with Ambulance Victoria and Worksafe to develop a peer-based group program to support employees through trauma-related mental health symptoms and PTSD
Yarning Circles: Adopting a culturally sensitive approach to community-based research
15 November, 2020
Understanding how matters of cultural identity influence or affect the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal Australians is the focus of a research study exploring the impact of lateral violence on Indigenous communities.
New study finds a link between sleep apnea and increased risk of dementia
11 November, 2020
A new study by Monash University has found that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been linked to an increased risk of dementia.
New brain-training helps prevent relapse after alcohol treatment
8 November, 2020
Professor Antonio Verdejo-Garcia of the Turner Institute is part of a research team that has found that it may be possible to dampen the workings of the subconscious brain to prevent alcohol relapse, leading to a world-first trial of a
Student mental health ‘holding up’ during pandemic
5 November, 2020
Students’ spirits have not slumped as the pandemic has progressed, Australian research suggests, with successive surveys showing little sign of a mounting mental health toll.
Professor Shantha Rajaratnam appointed as new Chair of Sleep Health Foundation
2 November, 2020
Professor Shantha Rajaratnam, Deputy Director of the Turner Institute, has been announced as the new Chair of the Sleep Health Foundation. Shantha takes the reins from longstanding board member Dorothy Bruck, who has stepped down after four years
Research findings spur US mental health action during pandemic
19 October, 2020
A program of research seeking to assess the public impact of the coronavirus pandemic is making a significant impact in the US, with findings prompting government officials and policymakers to expand access to mental and behavioural health
Dr Kylie King wins suicide prevention fellowship
15 October, 2020
Turner Impact Fellow Dr Kylie King has been awarded a suicide prevention fellowship to evaluate the impact of suicide awareness training and peer support interventions on construction workers.
$610K research grant to support parents of teens through pandemic
8 October, 2020
A project aimed at reducing longer-term risk of adolescent mental health problems by enhancing parents’ ability to support them through the pandemic is the recipient of a $610K MRFF-funded research grant, announced by the Australian
How students have fared through the pandemic, and what it means for universities beyond 2020
7 October, 2020
There's a global spotlight shining brightly on the wellbeing of young people as we navigate the uncharted territory of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the United States,
Professor Jennie Ponsford AO recognised for research contribution
1 October, 2020
Learning deficits may predate memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease
29 September, 2020
The reduced ability to learn new information may be one of the earliest signs of the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new research study published in the journal Neurology earlier this month.
Haemoglobin levels affect the results of brain connectivity studies
14 September, 2020
Monash researchers have discovered that natural variations in haemoglobin levels should be considered when using functional MRI to study brain connectivity.
1:10 US adults avoiding urgent or emergency medical care because of Covid concerns
11 September, 2020
Building connections: supporting the mental health of construction workers
17 August, 2020
The Turner Institute recently collaborated with the Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) to deliver an online webinar as part of a broader strategy to assist and support construction businesses, their owners and managers to build mentally
Enhancing the mental health of emergency service workers
13 August, 2020
The Code 9 Foundation has reached out to the Turner Institute to collaborate on the delivery of clinical support for emergency service workers living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Turner Institute welcomes Dr Michelle Byrne
12 August, 2020
Dr Michelle Byrne joins the Turner Institute from the University of Oregon, where her research has explored links between mental and physical health from a developmental perspective. Her research and knowledge focus on sensitive periods of brain
World first study reveals altered gut bacteria in Huntington’s Disease which may be a potential drug target in future studies
5 August, 2020
The first clinical study of the gut microbiome in Huntington’s disease (HD) has found evidence of gut dysbiosis (altered bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract) in people with HD. Some of the gut measures in HD were associated