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2010 News

Research shows improved nurse staffing is associated with 25 per cent fewer patient deaths

Tuesday, 07 September 2010 Research > News > 2010 > 09

Improved nurse staffing levels were associated with a 25 per cent decrease in the rate of patient deaths, according to a study conducted by ECU researchers.


ECU researchers awarded a $60,000 research grant in partnership with Woodside

Tuesday, 31 August 2010 Research > News > 2010 > 08

Congratulations to a team of researchers from the School of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Sciences, who were recently awarded a $60,000 research grant by the Australia China Natural Gas Technology Partnership Fund (The Gas Fund) to test heat stress interventions under operational conditions.


ECU researcher publishes international book

Tuesday, 24 August 2010 Research > News > 2010 > 08

Congratulations to Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Dr Adrian Scott whose book entitled, ‘Forensic Psychology’ was released last week.


ECU researcher investigating the many roles of working mothers

Friday, 20 August 2010 Research > News > 2010 > 08

Are you juggling caring for kids, looking after your elderly parents and maintaining a career? If yes, then why not be part of a comprehensive study being conducted by ECU entitled, ‘Role balance for working women with multigenerational caring responsibilities.’


ECU awarded $145,000 to explore home care

Tuesday, 10 August 2010 Research > News > 2010 > 08

Congratulations to Associate Professor Moira Sim and her team at ECU’s Systems Intervention Research Centre for Health (SIRCH) who have recently been awarded $145,000 through the State Health Research Advisory Council Research Translation Projects 09/10 to test home care options for patients.


ECU researchers tackling termite infestation

Wednesday, 04 August 2010 Research > News > 2010 > 08

With termites estimated to cost Australian home-owners up to $1 billion each year, it has never been more important to tackle the issue of termite infestation head on.


Solid Kids, Solid Schools receives state-wide recognition

Wednesday, 04 August 2010 Research > News > 2010 > 08

Congratulations to ECU’s Child Health Promotion Research Centre, whose Solid Kids, Solid Schools project was awarded the ‘Outstanding Achievement in Community Safety’ award at the annual Injury Control Council of Western Australia (ICCWA) Community Awards. 


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

Tuesday, 03 August 2010 Research > News > 2010 > 08

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.


ECU researchers finalists in worldwide robotics competition

Tuesday, 27 July 2010 Research > News > 2010 > 07

Researchers from ECU, in collaboration with the University of WA, Flinders University and primary sponsor Thales Australia, have been announced as finalists in a multi-million dollar competition run by the Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and the US Department of Defence.


ECU's Vario Health Institute in Consensus Statement from the American College of Sports Medicine

Thursday, 24 June 2010 Research > News > 2010 > 06

ECU’s Vario Health Institute is leading the way in research for cancer management and rehabilitation following the recent publication of a Consensus Statement in the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).


ECU-based Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet awarded $591,000 contract

Tuesday, 15 June 2010 Research > News > 2010 > 06

The ECU-based Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet was recently awarded a $591,000 contract by the Department of Health and Ageing to research, develop and evaluate resources to address preventable chronic disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations.


ECU researcher’s finalists in worldwide robotics competition

Friday, 11 June 2010 Research > News > 2010 > 06

Researchers from ECU, in collaboration with the University of WA, Flinders University and primary sponsor Thales Australia, will compete as finalists this week in a multi-million dollar competition run by the Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and the US Department of Defence.


ECU researchers awarded national tender to evaluate cyber-bullying

Wednesday, 02 June 2010 Research > News > 2010 > 06

ECU’s Child Health Promotion Research Centre has been awarded a national tender to evaluate the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) Cybersmart Detectives (CSD) online education game.


ECU research results in $6.8 million funding for Better Beginnings

Monday, 31 May 2010 Research > News > 2010 > 05

More than $6.8 million in funding has been secured for the Better Beginnings family literacy program thanks to ECU researchers.


ECU presents groundbreaking report on domestic violence

Friday, 28 May 2010 Research > News > 2010 > 05

ECU researchers launched a groundbreaking report on Wednesday, 26 May entitled, Intimate Partner Abuse of Men.


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