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Breaking down COVID-19 barriers for people with disability

Associate Professor Anna Arstein-Kerslake Commonly, people with disability are thought of as inherently vulnerable. They aren’t. People with disability are strong, resourceful and resilient. However, they are often made more vulnerable by social and environmental factors. People with disability are strong, resourceful and resilient. This isn’t inherent vulnerability, this is vulnerability created by deeply imbedded [...]

By |2020-06-30T13:46:22+10:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Black Lives Matter in health care too. But convincing tomorrow’s health workers is tough

Liz Rix, Southern Cross University and Darlene Rotumah, Southern Cross University The global Black Lives Matter movement is forcing us all to confront past and current injustices Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people face. It’s also a chance for Australia’s future health workers to acknowledge how colonisation and subsequent injustices shape interactions today between Indigenous [...]

By |2020-06-30T13:46:33+10:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why giving is good for the soul

Hayley Jach and Professor Lea WatersYou’re walking along the street when a scientist approaches you with a clipboard, an envelope, and a benevolent smile. Curious, you open the envelope: inside is either a $5 or $20 note. The scientist asks you to spend this money by 5pm. You can purchase anything, but it must be [...]

By |2020-06-30T16:09:11+10:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

How brain rhythms can reveal your personality

Associate Professor Luke Smillie, Dr Daniel Feuerriegel and Hayley Jach As we think, fear, love and dream – 86 billion neurons are firing electrical and chemical signals at one another in a complex cascade of information exchange. This brain activity must somehow represent all parts of a person’s psychology, including their personality. And our new [...]

By |2020-06-30T13:47:09+10:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Deeper data needed to understand scale of abuse faced by people with disability

Dr Georgina Sutherland, Dr Sean Byars, Mellissa Kavenagh, Professor Anne Kavanagh and Professor Gwynnyth Llewellyn Often hidden from view, high-profile cases like the deaths of Willow Dunn, David Harris and Ann Marie Smith shine a spotlight on the treatment of people with disability in Australia. Although the appalling individual culpability and systemic indifference that led [...]

By |2020-06-30T13:47:23+10:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

In praise of the office: let’s learn from COVID-19 and make the traditional workplace better

Geoff Plimmer, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington; Diep Nguyen, Edith Cowan University; Esme Franken, Edith Cowan University, and Stephen Teo, Edith Cowan University Having had to rapidly adjust to working from home due to COVID-19, many people are now having to readjust to life back in the office. Many will have enjoyed [...]

By |2020-06-30T13:47:46+10:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

What’s the meaning of life? These students have some answers

John O'Rourke, Edith Cowan University Research has found people who have clarity around what provides meaning in their lives tend to be happier, healthier, more satisfied with life and resilient in the face of adversity. Given the dramatic growth in mental health issues, particularly in young people, researchers have recently tried to more deeply understand [...]

By |2020-06-30T10:43:42+10:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Games for Families during COVID-19

- Philip Feinstein, Music for Refugees Lots of people are now stuck inside their homes because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pretty miserable hey . . . Especially if you are a kid (or a fun adult) who wants to get out and play. Children are bored and stressed - they want something to do . [...]

By |2020-06-30T11:42:00+10:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

9 tips teachers can use when talking about racism

Leticia Anderson, Southern Cross University; Kathomi Gatwiri, Southern Cross University; Lynette Riley, University of Sydney, and Marcelle Townsend-Cross, Southern Cross University As Black Lives Matter protests rage across the world, many of us are motivated to learn more about racism, and talk to our students and children in ways that can facilitate change. Education is [...]

By |2020-06-18T15:46:05+10:00June 18th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

How not to get PTSD and remain relatively sane

Andrew Fuller, Child & Adolescent Clinical Psychologist, My Learning Strengths How not to get PTSD in trying times Everyone seems to be either shrinking away in fear of one another or heaving a sigh of relief and pretending everything is hunky dory.  I’m not sure we are clear anymore about where the news stories end and [...]

By |2020-06-18T15:43:53+10:00June 18th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments