Research

Unheard and marginalised

Earlier in 2021, a preliminary community research report was released by the Caring Futures Institute at Flinders University. The report was a co-design and co-research investigation by academics and health consumers, of the social and health exclusion factors and lived experiences of Frail and Homebound and Bedbound People (FHBP) in Australia.

Global collaboration in pulmonary fibrosis research

Pulmonary fibrosis is a lung disease that occurs when lung tissue becomes damaged and scarred. The debilitating and fatal disease ended the life of an Australian man 8 years ago.

His son led philanthropic efforts to establish the connection between 2 Australian organisations; Lung Foundation Australia and Centre for Research Excellence in Pulmonary Fibrosis and the US based, Three Lakes Foundation. The three organisations recently announced a collaboration to create a global network for PF research.

AHJ S1E2: Bipolar Disorder Research by Brain Dynamics Centre

The Brain Dynamics Centre, part of Westmead Institute for Medical Research held a community day for World Bipolar Day on 30th March 2018.

The event was MCed by Dr Mayuresh Korgaonkar, Research Director of Brain Dynamics Centre and Senior Research Fellow of the University of Sydney.

Mayuresh is managing research through the project “Brain Connectivity Imaging Markers to Confirm Diagnosis for Bipolar vs. Unipolar Depression – A Connectome Approach.”

The bipolar group at Westmead Institute of Medical Research is recruiting participants with bipolar disorder, major depression, and controls for participation in this research.

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