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Athlete sleep impacted during COVID-19 lockdown
4 February, 2021
A Monash University study into the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown and mandatory quarantine on athletes found many benefited from improved sleep patterns and mental health, while an increase in screen time and reduced exposure to outdoor light
Helping those with acquired brain injury keep safe online
17 December, 2020
Understanding, preventing and managing the impact of cybercrime on people with acquired brain injury (ABI) is the focus of a new study by researchers at the Turner Institute, Monash University.
The dark side: How too much light is making us sick
2 December, 2020
Associate Professor Sean Cain and Dr Andrew Phillips of The Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health study the effects that artificial light has on our brains and physiology.
New grant to address fatigue management in shift workers
20 November, 2020
Congratulations to Dr Andrew Phillips, who is the recipient of an ARC Discovery Grant aimed at addressing worker fatigue, and making safer work environments for millions of
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
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 as
World-first study tracked mental health and wellbeing in students and staff during COVID lockdowns
1 November, 2020
Findings from a unique longitudinal research study conducted throughout 2020 - Thrive@Home – are set to shape the University's wellbeing recovery efforts in 2021 and beyond. Thrive@Home has provided deep insights into the
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