Celebrating success

It’s an honour

Professor Alison Kitson

Congratulations to Professor Alison Kitson, Vice-President and Executive Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and Foundation Director of the Caring Futures Institute, who was recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Medical Sciences from the Aalborg University in Denmark.

The nomination is based on the long-term collaboration and commitment to the research activities with colleagues at the Clinical Nursing Research Unit at Aalborg University Hospital and the Department of Clinical Medicine at Aalborg University.

Professor Kitson is currently in Europe to receive the honour and raise the profile of the Caring Futures Institute, Fundamentals of Care, Self-Care and Caring, and Flinders University.

New funding helps save the eyes

Professor Jamie Craig

Recently announced funding from Diabetes Australia will allow Professor Jamie Craig to further his work into preventing eye disease in diabetics.

With $70,000 in new funding, Professor Craig will further his project “Developing genomic predictors for diabetic retinopathy SA”.

Professor Craig is one of 35 recipients of the Diabetes Australia Research Program grants, awarded to researchers working in universities and institutes around Australia.

Podcasts share insights

Associate Professor Shane Pill

Associate Professor Shane Pill has shared his expertise and insights in episodes for two national sports science podcasts.

Joining Coach Yas on The Coaches Network Podcast, Associate Professor Pill shared insights on his research into a game sense approach, the benefits of using games to engage and support the development of youth athletes and why coaches should be more engaged with the idea of games based approaches.

Associate Professor Pill also appeared on The Sport Psych Show with Dan Abrahams to talk about his experiences as a coach and coach educator and we discuss games-based approaches to coaching and the ‘Spectrum of Teaching Styles’.

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