The Womens health Group undertake research and provide education about common health issues that affect women throughout adult life and the impact of menopause and the role of sex hormones (oestrogen and testosterone) on health and wellbeing with the aim to enable women to experience the best possible quality of life through research, critical evaluation of available information and professional and community education
Associate Professor Sophia Zoungas Jean Hailes Research Foundation
Dr Jacqui Boyle Jean Hailes Research Foundation
Professor Jane Fisher Jean Hailes Research Foundation
Dr Georgia Soldatos Clinical endocrinologist Jean Hailes Research Foundation
Dr Jennifer Wong Clinical endocrinologist Jean Hailes Research Foundation.
Rebecca Winter PhD Student, Supervisor: Dr Stuart Kinner
Examining drug-related morbidity and mortality among prisoners and ex-prisoners
Lara Kimmel PhD Student, Supervisor: Belinda Gabbe Predicting the discharge disposition of orthopaedic trauma patients and analysing the outcomes
Danielle Horyniak PhD Student, Supervisor: Paul Dietze (Burnet) Improving health and reducing harm among people who inject drugs
Dr Antoine Guillaume Schneider PhD Student, Supervisor: Prof. Rinaldo Bellomo Renal Perfusion Quantification with Contrast- Enhanced Ultrasound
Frederieke Geraldine Schaafsma
Get To Know....Gavin Horrigan AMREP Precinct Manager Campus: Alfred
Where did you work prior to your current position? My most recent role was managing the faculty's Southern Clinical School. Prior to that I was the Chief Operating Officer of the Monash Institute of Health Services Research. Before making the transition to higher education I spent 15 years working in the pharmaceutical industry in a variety of roles including manufacturing, research & development and sales & marketing.
What do you like best about your role? The challenge of managing two highly performing schools within the complexity of an off-campus site. Access to good food and coffee was a great secondary incentive to make the move west from Clayton!
Why did you choose your current career path? In 1989 I was managing a small group of laboratory technicians running CSL's cell bank. Interaction with other parts of the organisation at that time made me aware that I really enjoyed working in a business rather than a technical role. I applied to the University of Melbourne to enter their MBA program and was accepted into the 1990 intake. The rest is history - see above!
What did you want to do as a career when you were young? As a small child I always dreamed of being a dentist. I'm not sure why because my teeth were terrible and I spent many hours in the dentist's chair getting yet another filling. Sticking your hands into other people's mouths is not that appealing to me now so I don't regret my decision to do a science degree majoring in microbiology and then postgraduate business studies.
Tell us something about yourself that colleagues wouldn't know? My parents bought a farm in Flowerdale in 1974. I got my first gun when I was eleven (you could do this then with a 'farm permit') and that kindled a life long interest in guns and shooting. The vision in my right eye started to deteriorate about ten years ago so most of my current shooting activities relate to shotguns rather than rifles - I'm right handed and therefore find it difficult to sight a rifle with my right eye - shotguns are best shot with both eyes open so my good left eye compensates for its poorer brother to the right. I am a keen competitive clay target shooter and a member of Melbourne Gun Club in Lilydale. I shoot trap and simulated field and game at A Grade level and skeet at B Grade. Most Saturdays are spent out at the club much to the frustration of my wife Bronwyn! Staff News
Zoe McQuilten's (clinical research fellow/PhD student) with the Transfusion Research Unit has given birth to Alexander, born 23rd December
Congratulations to PhD student Durga Shrestha on the birth of her second daughter, Simrik, on 25th December, above pictured with mum and older sister Ruby (4 ½ years).
Congratulations to DPH student Nathan and Clair Grills (2002 Monash Medical graduate) on the birth of daughter, Abigail Molly Grills. Congratulations to Tari Turner, Research Fellow with the Cochrane Centre, who gave birth to Oscar Maxwell on Sunday 22 January. Popular Melbourne Coordinator for the ASPREE trial, Dr Ruth Hannan, didn't let wild winds and unseasonal rain spoil her nuptials to David Trevaks late last year. The bride looked beautiful, the wedding went without a hitch and the couple enjoyed a sunny honeymoon in Thailand. The ASPREE team wish Ruth and David hearty congratulations.
Anita Wluka has been promoted to Level D.
Chris Reid has received a promotion to Principal Research Fellow - Professor Level E Renay Wallis has been appointed to the HR Business Partner Team in Biomedical Sciences, specifically as HR Business Partner for the School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine
Following completion of voting for membership of the selection committee for the appointment of Dean, FMNHS, I am writing to advise that the faculty nominees are: Professorial – John Bertram and John McNeil Non-Professorial (Academic) – Brian Cooke
Masoumeh Sanagou, Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Muhammad Akram, Venu Ariyaratne and Elizabeth Williamson attended the ASC 2010 (Australian Statistical Conference), which was held at the Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle, WA, between 5-9the December. Akram, Venu and Liz had abstracts accepted for oral presentations. Venu's paper from her Honours Thesis has been accepted for publication in the EJCTS (European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery). This is her first publication. In 2010 Adina Heilbrunn enrolled in the Honours Degree of the Bachelor of Health Science program in the inaugural cohort in the Department of Health Social Science. She completed her Honours degree and received an H1 (first class Honours - main supervisor Dr. Rosalie Aroni, co-supervisor Prof Helena Teede). She has been awarded the Victorian Health Promotion Student of the Year Award 2010 incorporating the Carole Bailey Scholarship. We would like to congratulate Adina on her wonderful achievements in 2010 and hope that the future brings many more kudos for her conscientious approach to studies and work. She will formally receive the award on 31st March at the Annual General Meeting of the Victorian Health Promotion Association. Part of the prize also includes a brief placement at VicHealth.
Professor Hatem Salem who is involved with the VTE Registry and Early Coagulopathy in Trauma project received a "Member of the Order of Australia for "service to medicine in the field of haematology as a clinician, educator and researcher and through the establishment of the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases" in yesterday's Australia Day Honours.
On 11 January, Kathlyn Ronaldson had a teleconference with Assoc/Prof John Allan, Chief Psychiatrist for NSW. He was interested in the clozapine and myocarditis study which Kathlyn is conducting. In particular he wanted to know what monitoring could be used to diagnose myocarditis early before it becomes serious in schizophrenic patients starting clozapine. Kathlyn indicated that she had presented monitoring guidelines at the Australasian Schizophrenia Conference in September. It turned out that, as a result of that presentation, the monitoring guidelines developed by Kathlyn, and her co-investigators Prof John McNeil, Prof Paul Fitzgerald, Dr Andrew Taylor and Prof Duncan Topliss had been implemented across Northern Sydney Central Coast Health, including Royal North Shore, Manly, Hornsby, Ryde, Gosford and Wyong Hospitals. Assoc/Prof Allan works part-time at Manly Hospital and so was aware of the guidelines and their implementation. He said he would be more than happy to champion the guidelines at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry once they are published. An article describing the guidelines and giving and evidence basis is currently undergoing review for the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry.
Deb Thompson has completed her 12 month MEGT training program at Jean Hailes and has officially joined the team as Administrative Assistant. Deb's duties will include reception at the SPHPM-Clayton site building and various administrative/secretarial tasks under Dee's supervision.
Each year the Monash Postgraduate Association asks postgraduate students to nominate an academic they believe has made an outstanding contribution in postgraduate supervision. Thirty-six supervisors were nominated this year, including DEPM Senior Research Fellow Dr Anna Peeters, nominated by PhD student Rosanne Freake-Poli. This is a university-wide award, with only one winner. A ceremony at Clayton in December 2010 Prof Max King, Pro Vice-Chancellor-Research and Research Training, announced that Anna is MPA Supervisor of the Year. Rosanne read a summary of her nomination at the ceremony. Sincere and hearty congratulations to Anna for this well-deserved recognition of exemplary supervision!
David Goddard’s only daughter, Moira, aged 27, was married to Alan Kűffer on 16 December. The event was small, fairly informal and joyous. It was set in a bushland setting at Potters Receptions, Warrandyte, on a sunny afternoon. View report
Helen Walls received the Faculty Strategic Grant Scheme Early Career Development Grant 2011 - $35000
NHMRC Project Grant - The RINSE Trial: The Rapid Infusion of Cold Normal SalinE by paramedics during CPR. Principal Investigators: A/Prof Stephen Bernard, Professor Peter Cameron 2011-14 $677,888.00
Kun Hyung Kim is a researcher from the Korean Institute of Oriental Medicine where he specialises in conducting randomised trials of acupuncture. Kun Hyung is the recipient of a Commonwealth-funded Endeavour Fellowship and will be with the Cochrane Centre for the next four months, working mainly on Cochrane reviews.
Adelaide Now – 18/01/2011 Channel 10 News live interview on the health consequences of the floods Melissa Sweet interview on the health consequences of the floods for the BMJ AAP interview on the health consequences of the floods
Dr Martine Dennekamp "Smoke from bushfires and prescribed burnings and asthma" ABC Radio Goulburn Murray, 10:15am 27/01/2011
Dr Charles Livingstone ABC News 24 program 'The Drum'01/02/2011 Poker machine pre-commitment and the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee on Gambling reform: see http://www.abc.net.au/iview/#/series/2955433 (from 16mins)
please see the website or individual email notifications for further information on all SPHPM seminar listings. Seminars are held in the 5th floor lecture theatre (The Alfred Centre), 12 – 1pm unless otherwise stated
Michael Kirby Centre Obtains Funding for Sex Worker Legal Service The Michael Kirby Centre for Public Health and Human Rights has successfully obtained funding for a proposed legal service for sex workers it is helping to establish in Phnom Penh. The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has pledged US$93,509 and AIDSFONDS, a Dutch NGO, has committed US$100, 000 over three years. This crucial funding will allow the Service, which is being created in partnership with the Women's Network for Unity ('WNU'), a grassroots sex worker organisation in Cambodia, to open in 2011. The impetus for the legal service was the deteriorating situation of sex workers in Phnom Penh following Cambodia's enactment of an anti-trafficking law. The law, among other things, collapsed the disctinction between sexual exploitaiton and prostitution and has resulted in the unlawful detention of sex workers by police and anti-trafficking NGOs. The funds from UNAIDS and AIDSFONDS will go towards (among other things) salaries for staff; legal education and outreach; and social support services such as counselling. The Service aims to improve the rights of sex workers and change current practices which make them highly vulnerable to abuse and poor health.
The Alfred Finance Hubs are now open
Meet the team...
Above, Front row (L to R): Ben Norman, Mona Khoury,Glen Wescott, Evelyn Braganza. Back row (L to R): Stan Stasinopoulos, Rowena van Essen, Glenis Rickard The Alfred Research and Revenue Hub is the central point for the financial management of the Universities research and income activities. Hub staff are here to provide support, financial advice, and knowledge throughout your projects duration.
Alfred Hub R&R Phone: x30990
Ben Norman - Senior Research & Revenue Accountant, Manager - Alfred Precinct and Eastern Health Clinical School R&R Hub Phone: x30639 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is imperative that all staff and students publishing their research show their "affiliation" with the University on their publications by way of a Monash University byline. Please remember to include the byline in all future publications during your tenure at Monash University. Without the words "Monash University" your published research may be ineligible to be included in our reports to Government which determine not only our research reputation but also determine our allocation of block funding to the University to support your research. Example J Biol Chem 2010. 285(2): p. 16643-16650 "Stress-induced synthesis of Phosphatidylinositol 3-phosphate in mycobacteria." Jane Smith* and John Doe^^ ___________________________________________ *Dept of Microbiology, Monash University. ^^Infectious Diseases Unit, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne and Dept of Medicine, Monash University
Natalie Holsinger (previous DEPM Human Resources Coordinator) and husband Damien welcomed into their family Emmalise on Thursday, January 6th at 3:52 p.m. weighing 3020 g and 49.5 cm in length. Included in the above photos, Natalie and Damian’s other children, Mitchell (9) and Olivia (6).
The NHMRC Project Grant applications for funding commencing in 2012 is now open, the closing date is Tuesday 8 March 2011, 17:00 AEDT. The Monash research office closing date is Tuesday 8 February 2011 for compliance checking, The NHMRC Project Grants Funding Policy
The Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) survey starts Monday 7 February, operating till 1 May. This is a legal requirement under the CAL licence and staff need to comply. What do you need to do?
In the first half of this year the University will be implementing an online performance development system for professional staff at Monash (PDO for professional staff). This system will be similar to the PDO system that currently operates for academic staff in that it is based on the principles of growth, feedback and accountability. It will focus on encouraging staff members and their supervisors to have regular and meaningful conversations around agreed work goals and the career aspirations of the staff member. Further Information
High-resolution aerial photostaken over Brisbane last week have revealed the scale of devastation across dozens of suburbs and tens of thousands of homes and businesses.
As part of Monash’s Passport strategy, a Linkage for Learning and Teaching competitive funding scheme has been established to support the development of strategic educational alliances between Monash and organisations outside of the higher education sector. Further information, application form