Celebrating success

Researchers from the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work have been awarded new grants, and other successes include national recognition for a Flinders partner, an appointment to an esteemed panel and kudos for a Flinders author at a recent state dinner.  

Med students hosted by the best

Congratulations to Goolwa Medical Centre, announced as the General Practice of the Year by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) in its annual South Australian and Northern Territory awards program for general practice.

Goolwa Medical Centre is large teaching practice with five principal GPs that has been operating for more than 30 years. Usually home to several registrars, the centre also hosts medical students from Flinders University.

Flinders graduate Dr William Staridas (BMBS ’08) was named GP Supervisor of the Year for SA-NT.

New grants for CEPSW

Researchers within the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work have won a range of grants to continue their work into various topics.

Associate Professor Lydia Woodyatt has been awarded $49,000 from The Hospital Research Foundation Strategic Direct grant program for her project ‘Improving Veteran Motivation to Participate in Early Intervention Programs for Mental Health and Wellbeing’.

Dr Deb Agnew and Associate Professor Shane Pill, together with Dr Kathryn Jackson and Dr Louisa Matwiejczyk from the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, in partnership with Oceania Hockey Federation and Family Planning Australia, have been awarded $175,500 of a $600,000 grant from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. It is an Australian sports partnership program grant to deliver sport for development projects in PNG and Vanuatu over the next two years.

Dr Jane Jarvis, Dr Julie McMillan, Associate Professor Kerry Bissaker and Dr Carol Le Lant won the $15,000 AASE National Research Award Grant to support their project ‘Piloting an inclusive school self-assessment instrument for the Australian context’.

Dr Helen McLaren and Dr Michelle Jones have received $85,000 to complete quasi-experimental research across New South Wales and South Australia, with a view to adding to the body of international knowledge of the Mockingbird Family ModelTM (foster care model). They will be working in collaboration with scholars of the model in the UK and US.

Dr McLaren and Dr Jones were also awarded $24,000 from Community Development, Education and Social Support (CDESSA), to co-design and evaluate CDESSA’s health and wellbeing promotion program for parenting and relationships within multicultural families. This marks the beginning of a growing stakeholder collaboration that could lead to other collaborations.

Thank you to our former governor

Noted Flinders University historian Professor Philip Payton received kudos at former governor Hieu Van Le’s farewell. Copies of Professor Payton’s book “Vice Regal – A history of the governors of South Australia” were presented as gifts to the 730 attendees at a state dinner in Mr van Le’s honour, held on Friday 3 September.

Panel appointment to improve literacy

Anne Bayetto

Anne Bayetto from the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work has been named as a panel member of the Literacy Advisory Panel by the Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein. The panel, which holds its first meeting on Thursday 16 September, will oversee the development of a community-wide framework to achieve a Literate Tasmania.

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