In the media: June

The Caring Futures Institute and its researchers were featured in the media throughout May. Check out the reach of our expertise!

The Advertiser: Opening the door to a career in caring. Caring Futures Institute researchers Professor Sally Robinson and Professor Sue Gordon were interviewed for a story in The Advertiser on 4 June about career pathways in the disability and aged care sectors.

ABC Radio Southern Queensland: Dr Clare Gardner was interviewed on radio on 10 June about how repeat exposure of vegetables when a child is young can lead to greater chances of them liking vegetables and eating more of them.

The Border Times: Project aims to help Pinnaroo’s health. Professor Robyn Clark, lead of the Better Care research theme, was quoted in an article in the Southern Mallee newspaper The Border Times on 16 June about The Pinnaroo Project, a research project that aims to measure how art and culture activities can impact upon a community’s wellbeing.

Australian Ageing Agenda: Evidence-based, long-term approach key to tech implementation. An article on virtual forum Govern with Care –Keeping on Top of Governance in Aged Care appeared on Australian Ageing Agenda on 23 June, exploring how to ensure technology improves care and services from a governance perspective. Caring Futures Institute researcher Professor Sue Gordon spoke at the forum about how there is fear around adopting technology in the sector. Read more

Insight: Link between screen time, myopia and sleep in Aussie study. Research by Caring Futures Institute associate member Dr Ranjay Chakraborty was featured in an online article on how excessive screen time can cause worsening of the condition myopia, or near-sightedness, and poorer sleep quality. Articles also appeared on ophthalmic industry news site Eye on Optics and Eye Smart. Read more

Rodney Times, Auckland: Social connection boosts app appeal. Caring Futures Institute members Jasmine Petersen and Dr Ivanka Prichard were quoted in an article about their research which found that the social components of fitness apps hold great potential to increase physical activity engagement.

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