Wednesday, 7 March 2018

A national tragedy: suicide in Australian nursing homes

Around 140 residents of Australian nursing homes took their own lives in a thirteen year period according to a new publication by Department of Forensic Medicine PhD candidate Briony Murphy and Professor Joseph Ibrahim.

Friday, 2 March 2018

February frenzy for Dr Livingstone in the media

The issue of pokie machines and problem gambling turned out to be a hot issue in the Tasmanian state elections, which are being held over the first weekend in March. Head of our Gambling Health Unit, Dr Charles Livingstone, was kept busy by media with requests for comment on the issue in February, as well as related stories nationally. Over 22 million Australians saw or heard his name in relation to the matter during the month.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Congratulations to our newest Professor Emerita, Joan Ozanne-Smith AO

(L-R) DoFM head A/Prof Richard Bassed, Prof Joan
Ozanne-Smith AO, A/Prof David Ranson
Professor Joan Ozanne-Smith AO from the Department of Forensic Medicine this month received one of the highest University accolades with the conferral of the title Professor Emerita. This title is considered a mark of special distinction, conferred by the Vice Chancellor of the University, in recognition of Joan's 30+ years of service and significant contribution to injury prevention research. 

Monday, 26 February 2018

A chance to improve healthcare for a distant neighbour

(L) A participant leading a presentation; (R) The Sri Lankan Minister of Health opens proceedings
Dr Jayamini Illesinghe and Marina Skiba are just back from Sri Lanka, where they led stage two of our Australia Award funded program to build research capacity in the country. Sri Lanka offers free healthcare to its citizens, but the healthcare system could benefit from a stronger research framework. In particular, rigorous health services research that could help them provide faster, more effective service delivery to those in greatest need.

Friday, 23 February 2018

Prof Malcolm Sim, President-elect of AFOEM

Congratulations to Professor Malcolm Sim, new President-elect of the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM). Malcolm's role as President-elect takes effect in May and he transitions to a further two-year tenure as President in 2020. This appointment is testament to his vast experience in occupational and environmental medicine.


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