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BH DU PhD Program Awards Announced

Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Training the next generation of clinician researchers is a key priority for the Barwon Health & Deakin University partnership.

Congratulations to the following supervision teams who have been awarded a PhD stipend from Deakin University and $10,000 in project funds from the Barwon Health Foundation:

  • Dr James Lucas, Prof Sharon Brennan-Olsen & A/Prof Steve Moylan: Partnering with community to co-create mental healthcare practice reform regarding current restrictive practices in Barwon Health’s Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol Services (MHDAS)
  • Prof Sharon Brennan-Olsen & Prof Pete Vuillermin: Enhancing partnership between maternity services and vulnerable families
  • Prof Julie Pasco & A/Prof Neil Orford: Exploration of Goal Concordant Care
  • Prof Karen Caeyenberghs & Dr Julian Stella: The ASPIRE program: ASsess, PredIct, and InteRvEne: improving mental health outcomes following traumatic brain injury in victims of assault
  • Prof Julie Pasco & A/Prof Neil Orford: Person-centred long-term outcomes following extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in critically ill adults

Congratulations also, to the following supervision teams who have been awarded a PhD stipend from Deakin University:

  • Prof Eugene Athan: Detergent, Disinfectant or Probiotic Cleaning? Hospital Surface Microbiome and Healthcare Associated Infections
  • Dr Ashlee Curtis & Dr Lorraine Tonner: Brain injury and violent behaviour – a data linkage approach to maximise positive intervention outcomes
  • Dr Matthew Maiden: Health Outcomes After Critical Illness
  • Dr Cynthia Forlini & A/Prof Giuliana Fuscaldo: How and why age is used in clinical decision making by older people and clinicians in Australia
  • A/Prof Melissa O’Shea & Holly Laver: Yoga as an Adjunct Therapy for the Treatment of Eating Disorders

These awards are conditional on recruiting a suitable candidate by the end of 2021. We would like to encourage people who might be interested to contact the supervision team to discuss.

For more information about the BH DU PhD program click here. For more information on the Deakin PhD entry and scholarship requirements click here.