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Today is #internationaldayofolderpersons so we spoke to @JedMontayre from @westernsydneyu about his innovative approach to ageing research. https://www.southwestsydneyresearch.org.au/ageing-is-not-just-about-decline-says-ageing-researcher/

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01.10.2020

Ageing is not just about decline, says ageing researcher

There’s a shift happening in ageing research and education. It’s a shift, which not only recognises older people’s contribution to society but is also removing outdated ideas that define ageing as a time of deterioration and decline. Dr Jed Montayre, Senior Lecturer from Western Sydney University, is a researcher whose work is redefining the way…

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28.09.2020

Western Sydney research aims to improves lives of patients with Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common heart rhythm disorder, and if left untreated, increases a patient’s risk of stroke, heart failure and dementia. But many patients are not adequately informed about their condition and what they can do to manage it well. For this reason, Dr Caleb Ferguson, Registered Nurse and Heart Foundation Senior…

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14.09.2020

A critical shortage of community nurses to be addressed in new project by CANR

In the next decade, the community sector faces a critical shortage of community nurses. To address this issue, the ‘Cast-a-Net’ research project, funded by a WSU-SWSLHD Primary and Community Health Partnership Grant and run by the Centre for Applied Nursing Research (CANR), is currently examining the workload of community nurses in South West Sydney. Using…

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10.08.2020

Researching the impact of postnatal depression on early language development

How much impact does Postnatal Depression (PND) have on the conversation between a mother and her baby? And how does this conversation affect the child’s future development? These are the questions that have driven Christa Lam-Cassettari, Research Fellow from MARCS Institute’s Baby lab, Western Sydney University, to research what is known to be a critical…

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03.08.2020

Improving outcomes for lung cancer patients in South West Sydney

We don’t often hear about lung cancer in the media despite the fact that it kills more people in Australia each year than any other cancer. Logic would dictate that due to its high mortality rate, funding into research would be paramount. Sadly, lung cancer receives a fraction of research funding compared to other cancers…

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