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14.10.2019

The PEACH Program: providing more choice at end of life

Ten years ago, an idea was born: to develop a program which would allow people suffering from a terminal illness to die at home, if they wished to do so. Ten years later that idea is now a firm reality. After years of research and pilot studies, the PEACH (Palliative Care Home Support Packages) Program…

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02.09.2019

Ingham Institute’s Research Support Officer wins competitive scholarship

As a testament to the quality of the staff who work at Ingham Institute’s Biological Resources Unit, Alison Richards, Research Support Officer, has recently been awarded a highly competitive scholarship by ANZLAA (Australian and New Zealand Laboratory Animal Association Inc.). As part of the scholarship, Alison will be attending the American Association for Laboratory Animal…

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23.08.2019

Lifting the profile of women in STEM

Franklin Women’s Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Last Month, Franklin Women held their inaugural Wikipedia Edit-a-thon with the aim of increasing the visibility of women scientists on Wikipedia. Wikipedia has approximately 1.6 billion biographies and, of these, only 18 per cent are women. It was the first local Wikipedia Edit-a-thon and saw dozens of women, working in health…

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05.08.2019

Delving into SWS health figures: now and in the future

If you’re looking for quality, in-depth information about the health of South West Sydney’s population, look no further than the recently launched “South West Sydney: Our Health” document. The 183-page document is an in-depth study of the health of the SWS’s population, now and into the future, and was prepared by South Western Sydney Primary…

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28.07.2019

Dr Sonu Bhaskar: turning an idea into reality

Two-and-a-half years ago, Dr Sonu Bhaskar had an idea. Standing before him, however, were what many would describe as insurmountable challenges, one of which included a lack of resources. Faced with such challenges, most people would simply have shelved the idea and got on with life. But Dr Bhaskar is not like most people. His…

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19.07.2019

A world first: Train-the-trainer curriculum for home dialysis

It seems obvious and simple enough: nurses who teach patients how to do home dialysis, should be trained how to best impart those skills. But when Professor Josephine Chow, from South West Sydney Local Health District, went looking for standardised and evidence-based “train the trainer curriculum and modules for home dialysis,” she found none.  Not…

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