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ECU's Child Health Promotion Research Centre recognised by the Australian Medical Association

Tuesday, 03 August 2010


The ECU Child Health Promotion Research Centre (CHPRC) was recognised as one of six finalists at the Australian Medical Association (AMA) and Healthway Healthier WA 2010 Awards, held on Saturday, 29 July at the Burswood Grand Ballroom.

The Healthier WA Awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding commitment and innovation of organisations that develop successful ventures, projects and programs which have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of Western Australians.

The Centre was recognised for its extensive and innovative research into school bullying, and development of school-based prevention and intervention programs.

The research team at the CHPRC is currently conducting 12 cross-sectional and longitudinal school-based health promotion research projects, with the overall aim to engage the community and strengthen the capacity of parents, young people and professionals to enhance the health and well-being of children and youth.

Under the Scientific Director of the CHPRC, Professor Donna Cross, the Centre has conducted several large-scale research projects in the area of school bullying, including the Friendly Schools (FS), Friendly Schools Friendly Families (FSFF) projects and the Supportive Schools Project (SSP).

Recently, the CHPRC completed the Australian Covert Bullying Prevalence Study, commissioned by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, and the Cyber Friendly Schools Project.

Current and future research by the Centre includes a world-first trial to reduce cyber-bullying in adolescents the development of parent education resource materials to reduce cyber bullying, and a project focused on building school capacity to reduce social aggression among students

Professor Donna Cross is thrilled the Centre was recognised by the Australian Medical Associatiation.

“To be chosen as one of six finalists is a fantastic achievement, and is a credit to the ongoing hard work done by the team at the research centre.”

For more information about the CHPRC’s bullying research, visit the CHPRC website.


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