In April, Dr Miranda Blake and Victoria Hobbs participated in filming for a short film as part of the Casey Cornucopia exhibition. Beginning in June, the exhibition and film will profile food production in the Casey region, future food practices, sustainable farming, and the Nourish Network.
Speak Up podcast
Dr Jo Watson appeared on Speech Pathology Australia’s Speak Up podcast about her work ahead of her keynote speech at Speech Pathology Australia’s upcoming conference in May.
Launch of new WHO report on the scope and impact of digital marketing for the promotion of breast-milk substitutes
Associate Professor Kathryn Backholer spoke at the World Health Organization’s webinar on the impact of digital marketing for the promotion of breast-milk substitutes. You can view a recording of the webinar on the WHO website.
Congratulations to Professor Linda Sweet and her team who received two Top Cited Article awards in April. The articles are: Covid-19 changes to maternity care: Experiences of Australian doctors and Australian women’s experiences of receiving maternity care during the COVID-19 pandemic: A cross-sectional national survey.
Dr Ha Le graduated with her PhD on 6 April, pictured above at Grads on the Green with her co-supervisor Associate Professor Lisa Gold.
Launch of the WHO Regional European Obesity Report 2022
The long anticipated WHO European Regional Obesity Report 2022 was launched on 3 May. Contributors to the report include Steve Allender, Kathryn Backholer, Colin Bell, Adrian Cameron, Jane Jacobs, Rebecca Patrick, Erica Reeve, Gary Sacks, Jo Salmon, Tailane Sapin, Claudia Strugnell, Carmen Vargas, Jill Whelan and Christina Zorbas.
Read the report on the WHO website.
Perceived job insecurity and risk of suicide and suicide attempts: a study of men and women in the Swedish working population
Job insecurity has come to prominence during the COVID-19 pandemic, and was the subject of a recent Senate enquiry. There is substantial evidence of job insecurity’s impacts on physical and mental health, but little on its potential association with suicide. This large (n ~ 66,000) population-based Swedish study, involving Professor Tony LaMontagne as an international collaborator, found that perceived job insecurity was associated with an elevated risk of death by suicide [hazard ratio (HR) 1.51, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.03–2.20], but not with incident suicide attempts (HR 1.03, CI 0.86–1.24). This adds to concerns about elevated job insecurity and suicide levels in the wake of the current pandemic, and further emphasises the need to consider strategies to reduce the population health impact job insecurity both during and following the COVID-19 pandemic.
The impact of design elements on undergraduate nursing students’ educational outcomes in simulation education: protocol for a systematic review
Matt Jackson, Associate Professor Lauren McTier, Laura Brooks, and Honorary Associate Professor Rochelle Wynne have had an article published in BMC titled The impact of design elements on undergraduate nursing students’ educational outcomes in simulation education: protocol for a systematic review. Congratulations to Matt Jackson on his first published article!
Communication skills training for nurses: Is it time for a standardized nursing model?
Associate Professor Deb Kerr and collaborators have had an article published in Patient Education and Counseling: Communication skills training for nurses: Is it time for a standardised nursing model?
Clinical Communication: A core clinical skill that underpins quality cancer care
Published by Professor Peter Martin in the Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing, this article highlights the importance of clinical communication skills in the cancer workforce.