HARC 2015 scholars announced

HARC scholars

Latest news: 9 June 2015. Four new Hospital Alliance for Research Collaboration (HARC) scholars will have the opportunity to travel abroad to investigate areas of future health policy ranging from antimicrobial resistance to design thinking in healthcare, after recently being awarded 2015 scholarships. HARC is a collaboration between the...

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Forum highlights impact of HARC scholarships

Event wrap: 4 June 2015. From filling the gaps in care provided to burn injury patients to investigating effective ways of presenting research evidence to policy makers, the recent HARC Scholars Forum showcased the benefits of the scholarship program, which aims to build the skills of future health leaders...

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New approaches urgently needed for people living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD)

Croakey

Latest news: 27 May 2015. When Croakey’s #JustJustice campaign was launched last month by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda, it prompted this heartfelt tweet from Sue Miers, the Chairperson of the National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Australia:   @ben_hr @annegmmm @croakeyblog...

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Nudge theory in public health – a way to achieve behavioural change?

Event wrap: 26 May 2015 Behaviour change prompted by nudge theory alone is not going to solve complex public health problems such as obesity and chronic disease, according to UK public health leader Professor Mike Kelly. Professor Kelly, a former Director of the Centre for Public Health at the...

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Sax sweet tooth helps fundraiser

Latest news: 25 May 2015. Sax Institute staff raised more than $1400 towards cancer research and support services when the Institute hosted a Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea this month. The final fundraising figure of $1403.40 far outstripped the target figure of $650, thanks to an impressive display of...

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HARC presents: Five questions with Mr Dan Wellings

Video: 11 May 2015. Dan Wellings, head of insight and feedback at NHS England, told a recent HARC Forum that asking patients directly about their experiences and their outcomes is providing valuable data to help improve health services. Giving patients a voice The relatively simple step of asking patients...

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A SURE thing

Latest news: 11 May 2015. Article published in Research Australia’s grassROOTS e-magazine. Researchers are now able to securely access highly sensitive data from anywhere in Australia through SURE: the Secured Unified Research Environment, Australia’s first remote-access data research laboratory developed by the Sax Institute. When Dr Anna Kemp started...

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Big Data is useful, but we need to protect your privacy too

The Conversation

Opinion: 8 May 2015. By Christine O’Keefe Research Director, Digital Productivity at CSIRO. These days, massive volumes of data about us are collected from censuses and surveys, computers and mobile devices, as well as scanning machines and sensors of many kinds. But this data can also reveal personal and...

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HARC e-Bulletin, Issue 36

May 2015. This month’s Bulletin focuses on the patient experience of healthcare. We lead with our wrap of the recent forum featuring NHS expert Dan Wellings, and look at research that shows how feedback from patients about the safety of care they receive in hospital can be used to drive...

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HARC presents: Five questions with Professor Allan Best

Video: 27 April 2015. Professor Allan Best is Managing Director of InSource Research Group, an associate scientist at the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and Clinical Professor at the University of British Columbia. During his visit to Sydney in February 2015, Professor Best spoke to us about the keys...

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