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Major grant success for Associate Professor Veronica Matthews

Leading UCRH researcher and Co-Lead Investigator for the CRE-STRIDE Network, Associate Professor Veronica Matthews has been announced as a recipient of a 2024 National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Investigator Grant. She has been awarded $2.8m for her work in strengthening primary health systems through Australian Indigenous paradigms and

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Major grant success for Associate Professor Veronica Matthews

Leading UCRH researcher and Co-Lead Investigator for the CRE-STRIDE Network, Associate Professor Veronica Matthews has been announced as a recipient of a 2024 National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Investigator Grant. She has been awarded $2.8m for her work in strengthening primary health systems through Australian Indigenous paradigms and

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We were proud to see the work being done across two University of Sydney Rural Health Precinct locations recognised and published this week. Identifying barriers and facilitators to primary care practitioners implementing health assessments for people with intellectual disability: a Theoretical Domains Framework-informed scoping review has been published in Implementation

In the aftermath of severe climate disasters in NSW, a new report highlights the pivotal role of community-led responses. Authored by researchers from the Sydney Environment Institute and UCRH, it showcases grassroots efforts in the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, and Northern Rivers regions. The report is an important outcome from the

It might seem like tempting fate to plan a Disastrous Writing Retreat, but the event was anything but a disaster. The two-day writing retreat was aimed at anyone who writes about disasters, natural or otherwise, and their aftereffects, and attendees described the session as some of the most productive days

Researchers from UCRH are among the authors of a journal article recently published in BMJ Open Volume 14, Issue 3. The article is titled Protocol for the process evaluation of an intervention to improve antenatal smoking cessation support (MOHMQuit) in maternity services in New South Wales Australia. From the outset,

We were pleased to recently hosted senior dentistry students from the University of Sydney as part of our Multidisciplinary Education program, often known as our Wednesday program. The students shared valuable insights on various topics, including barriers to accessing public dental services, early detection of oral health cancers, and the

UCRH director, Professor Vicki Flood contributed to a recent systematic review and meta-analysis published in Heart that found compelling evidence that adherence to a Mediterranean diet is associated with a significant reduction in the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and total mortality among women. The study involved a comprehensive analysis

Dr Natalie Edmiston, who works with UCRH as the Academic Lead Research Education for Western Sydney University students, is one of the lead authors in a journal article published today in BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine. The article, Teaching to address overdiagnosis, delves into the need for medical students to learn to

Research co-authored by UCRH’s Director, Professor Vicki Flood has looked at whether a text-messaging-based lifestyle support program would improve diabetes risk factors following gestational diabetes (GDM). In the research, women with GDM were randomised following delivery to receive four text messages per week supporting a healthy lifestyle and parenting for

New research from UCRH and University of Sydney researchers argues that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are facing growing levels of scrutiny to prove their identity to access Indigenous-specific government services designed to mitigate the impacts of past government policies.  Yet, it is those who have been most severely

New research from UCRH has been published, documenting how young people’s experiences on the 2017 floods in the Northern Rivers impacted on their mental health. The research set out to explore young people’s experiences of the catastrophic flooding and was targeted at those aged 16–25 years who were Northern Rivers

Yesterday staff at UCRH gathered to celebrate International Women’s Day. This year global theme for IWD was Inspire Inclusion. With well over a century of history and change, the first IWD was held in March 1911, and the day is now celebrated all over the world to acknowledge all those

UCRH has been a key participant – and leader – in new research looking at how service learning placements are implemented in real world settings in rural Australia. This preliminary national study is the first of its kind to investigate what factors enable or hinder their implementation.  An anonymous survey