Research Seminar: MEG biomarkers of treatment response and pathology in depression
Our next research seminar will be on Friday 28 June. Dr Brian Cornwell from the Swinburne Brain and Psychological Research Centre will present "MEG biomarkers of treatment response and pathology in depression".
For more details check our webpage.
Monash Psychology ranked 27th in the world
Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) world university rankings has ranked Monash Psychology at 27th in the world. Read more.
Emeritus Professor Bruce Tonge on the Stepping Stones program
Emeritus Professor Tonge says the Stepping Stones program would educate parents of children aged between two and 10 with a developmental disability. Read more.
Adjunct Associate Professor Eleonora Gullone has found that those who cause harm to animals “are likely to have pathological or psychopathic leanings and dangerous tendencies”
Serious acts of aggravated animal cruelty are consistently punished with apparently soft penalties, despite evidence to suggests the danger these criminals pose to the public. Read more.
Dr Melita Giummarra is investigating the phenomenon known as “somatic contagion”
One in three people can feel pain sensations from other people just by witnessing their agony. Read more.
Professor Jennie Ponsford awarded prestigious Robert L. Moody Prize
Professor Ponsford has been awarded the prestigious Robert L. Moody Prize for Distinguished Initiatives in Brain Injury Research and Rehabilitation.
The award will presented during the Galveston Brain Injury Conference next month, in Galveston, Texas. Read more.
Dr Matt Mundy on anti-ageing study
Dr Mundy says new study on anti-ageing is exciting but it will be a long time before it can be tested in humans. Read more.
Professor Graham Meadows is awarded a Mental Illness Research Fund (MIRF) Grant
Professor Meadows was awarded a MIRF Grant for his project “Working together with shared values towards recovery-oriented practice - Principles Unite Local Services Assisting Recovery - the PULSAR project”. The Mental Illness Research Fund is a Victorian Government initiative aimed at supporting multidisciplinary and cross-sector collaborative research that has the potential to be translated into tangible improvements for Victorians with mental illness and their carers.
More information on the funding body and the project can be found here.
Emeritus Professor Paul Mullen says sex education needs to be revamped to prevent child abuse
Emeritus Professor Paul Mullen urges the Government to include information about child sexual abuse in sex education classes at school and said child abusers who re-offend should be treated with drugs that destroy their libido. Read more.
Professor James Ogloff on sexual abuse
Professor Ogloff says sexual abuse is still the rarest of crimes committed by women. Read more.
Professor Louise Newman on the devastating effects of detention on children
Children are set to return to a notorious Australian immigration detention centre north of Perth, under a plan being considered by Australia's Immigration Department. Professor Newman criticises the policy saying the lessons learned in the past are being ignored when they detain children and she says Curtin is a remote, restricted and unsuitable environment.
Associate Professor Pamela Snow comments on young offenders needing good language skills to unlock literacy
Half of Australia’s young male offenders have a clinically significant, previously unidentified language deficit. It’s a shocking figure that comes after ten years worth of research into the oral language skills of young people in the youth justice system. Read more.
Innovative sleep research and advocacy
Professor Shantha Rajaratnam, together with Adjunct Associate Professor Steven Lockley and others from the Sleep Health and Sleep Disorder research theme (Dr Clare Anderson, Dr Sean Cain and Dr Russell Conduit) are part of a team that has been successful in obtaining funding to establish a Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Alertness, Safety and Productivity. The CRC is led by Monash University, The University of Sydney and Flinders University. It will receive $14.5 million over a seven year period to establish a research consortium aimed at reducing the burden of impaired alertness on the safety, productivity and health of all Australians. The CRC will be further supported by an additional $60 million in funding and in-kind contributions from consortium partners. Read more.
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