People who want to adopt a healthier lifestyle may be best to mentally visualise it, new research by Curtin University has found.


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People who want to increase their participation in regular exercise and adopt a healthier lifestyle may be best to mentally visualise it, new research by Curtin University has found.

The research, published in the leading journal Health Psychology, found that ‘mental imagery interventions’, or visualising an activity or task, may be effective in helping people change their behaviours, including moderating alcohol consumption and participating in regular physical activity.

Lead Australian author John Curtin Distinguished Professor Martin Hagger, …

A University of Adelaide professor has become the first woman to receive a prestigious lifetime achievement award for her research.


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PROFESSOR FIRST FEMALE TO RECEIVE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

A University of Adelaide professor has become the first woman to receive a prestigious lifetime achievement award for her research into fatty acids and lipids and their impact on children’s health.

Professor Maria Makrides is the Healthy Mothers, Babies and Children Theme Leader with the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, and Professor of Human Nutrition with the University of Adelaide.

She has become the first woman to receive the prestigious Alexander Leaf Distinguished Scientist Award for Lifetime Achievement, …

Macquarie University has assumed responsibility for the research and optical instrumentation capability of the Australian Astronomical Observatory.


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Effective 1 July, Macquarie University has assumed responsibility for the research and optical instrumentation capability of the Australian Astronomical Observatory, a group with 45 years of excellence in astronomy instrumentation.

The group will be known as AAO-Macquarie and will partner with the University of Sydney, the Australian National University, and Astronomy Australia Limited to form a collaborative national capability for astronomical instrumentation, Australian Astronomical Optics (AAO).

“The consortium will build new optical astronomy instruments for the world’s largest telescopes, …

RMIT University Professor Calum Drummond has been awarded the prestigious Ian Wark Medal and Lecture for outstanding advances in chemistry.


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Professor Calum Drummond from RMIT University has been awarded the prestigious Ian Wark Medal and Lecture for outstanding advances in chemistry and materials science research, and contributions to Australia’s prosperity.

Professor Drummond formally received the medal from the Australian Academy of Science and delivered the associated lecture at a presentation dinner in Melbourne on 5 July.

He was announced as the medal and lecture recipient in November 2017.

The national award recognises Drummond’s achievements in understanding materials at the nanoscale that have enabled high-performing products to be developed and commercialised. …



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The University of Newcastle is now ranked 214th in the prestigious 2019 QS World University Rankings announced today.

Moving up 10 places since last year, the University has achieved an impressive rise of 84 places in the QS Rankings since 2014.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Caroline McMillen, said today’s ranking in the independent global university league table result was an outstanding achievement that reflected the university’s international reputation for excellence in quality education, …

Professor Tracy Palmer of the University of Dundee has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), the world's oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.


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Professor Tracy Palmer of the University of Dundee has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), the world’s oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.

Professor Palmer holds a Chair in Molecular Microbiology in the School of Life Sciences at Dundee. Her research career has been focussed on the study of bacteria. She is particularly interested in the processes by which bacteria such as E. coliinteract with their surroundings and has published over 100 papers on the subject, …

An internationally esteemed cell biologist has been appointed the new Executive Dean of the University of Adelaide's Faculty of Sciences. Professor Keith Jones, will join the University of Adelaide in October following a global search for a new Executive Dean.


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An internationally esteemed cell biologist has been appointed the new Executive Dean of the University of Adelaide’s Faculty of Sciences.

Professor Keith Jones, who is currently Head of Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton in the UK, will join the University of Adelaide in October following a global search for a new Executive Dean.

In his new role, Professor Jones will have overall responsibility for Sciences teaching and research at the University’s North Terrace, …

Bond University Research Fellow Dr Amanda McCullough was announced as the recipient of the Emerging Health Researcher Award for 2017. The prize will go towards furthering Dr McCullough’s research career, and help drive her crucial work that aims to stop the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria.


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Bond University Research Fellow Dr Amanda McCullough was announced as the recipient of the Emerging Health Researcher Award for 2017, at an awards breakfast in Sydney on Friday, 20 March.

The $25,000 prize will go towards furthering Dr McCullough’s research career, and help drive her crucial work that aims to stop the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria by reducing antibiotic prescription among general practitioners (GPs).

Annette Schmiede, Bupa Health Foundation Executive Leader said that the potential impact of Dr McCullough’s work was huge. …

The University of Canberra Hospital is a step closer to welcoming patients, staff and students with construction of the facility now complete. The hospital is expected to open to students and patients in July.


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The community in Canberra and surrounding region is a step closer to accessing University of Canberra’s newest purpose-built public hospital with construction of the facility on the University’s Bruce campus now complete.

The hospital, which will open its doors in July, will provide great opportunities of learning and research for the University’s students and staff.

To mark the completion of the construction phase, Minister for Health and Wellbeing Meegan Fitzharris and other stakeholders toured the facility which will officially be known as University of Canberra Hospital: Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, …

The Macquarie University Incubator has been awarded the internationally-renowned GREEN GOOD DESIGN award in the research and technology category for 2018. The Incubator is a space designed to nurture, equip & accommodate budding entrepreneurs as they grow a business idea or social venture into a successful start-up.


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The Macquarie University Incubator has been awarded the internationally-renowned GREEN GOOD DESIGN award in the research and technology category for 2018.

GOOD DESIGN® is the world’s most prestigious, recognised, and oldest Design Awards program organised annually by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design.

HRH Prince Andrew The Duke of York officially launched the Incubator in September 2017, and is a space designed to nurture, equip and accommodate budding entrepreneurs as they grow a business idea or social venture into a successful start-up. …