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The role of psychological distress and emotional eating in obesity

Thursday, 09 May 2019

New research has found that people on lower incomes may be more likely to have obesity due to psychological distress that gives rise to emotional eating to cope.

Why alcohol can become a problem after weight loss surgery

Tuesday, 07 May 2019

A new study by the University of Liverpool and ECU has provided insight into the psychological factors that influenced drinking behaviours following bariatric surgery.

Rethinking how we behave in the bedroom

Tuesday, 07 May 2019

In the #MeToo era, the concept of ‘intimate civility’ will enable us to move equity and respect between genders into the bedroom, according to ECU’s Dr Elizabeth Reid-Boyd.

Who’s looking after the parents of sick kids in hospital?

Tuesday, 07 May 2019

New ECU research finds parents’ decision-making skills are compromised by stress when their children are in hospital.

New tool in the fight against Huntington’s

Monday, 06 May 2019

A new assessment tool has been developed that can predict the clinical onset of Huntington’s disease.

Psychedelics to treat mental illness? Australian researchers are giving it a go

Monday, 29 April 2019

Australia needs a paradigm shift in the way we treat mental illness, according to Dr Stephen Bright in this article from The Conversation. Scientific research is increasingly pointing to psychedelic drugs like psilocybin and MDMA as viable options.

Poor food access impacts girls’ self-esteem

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Girls who worry about getting enough food to eat are significantly more likely to have low self-esteem, according to new research.

High-intensity hope for spinal cord patients

Monday, 08 April 2019

ECU’s Professor Tony Blazevich says a new study involving high-intensity electrical stimulation of the muscles of spinal cord injury patients delivered results beyond expectations.

ECU makes an impact with sixth place global ranking for gender equality

Thursday, 04 April 2019

ECU has been ranked sixth in the world for Gender Equality and is in the top 50 overall in the new Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings.

Student project at the forefront of global drone defence and security

Monday, 01 April 2019

Rogue drones are causing havoc around the world but a new ECU research project is making it easier to track malicious drones, disable them and find their owners.

New ERA for ECU research

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

ECU has doubled the number of its research groups rated at 'well above world standard' in the latest Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) round results, released today.

New approaches to unlocking intergenerational poverty

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Adequate funding for poverty-impacted children to participate in sports and the arts may be a powerful way to help them break free from the welfare dependency cycle, according to new ECU research.

Customer not always right when it comes to food wastage

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Gen Z hospitality workers blame customers ordering too much food for the majority of food waste in their workplaces according to ECU research.

Tim Minchin comes BACK to the Mount Lawley Campus where it all began

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Australian musician, composer, songwriter, actor, comedian and writer Dr Tim Minchin has received an honorary doctorate from ECU.

Food delivery workers underpaid, undervalued, but grudgingly content

Friday, 15 March 2019

What are the costs of Australians' new-found love of convenient food delivery services?

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