News in 2015

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  • 21 May: Associate Professor Michael Valenzuela was interviewed by Channel 7 News regarding a forum the previous night on Australians living with dementia.
  • 18 May: TEN Eyewitness News interviewed Professor Ian Hickie about suicide prevention programs and the Can We Talk? Forum which he will speak on 1 June.
  • 12 May: Professor Ian Hickie authored an article, 'Australia can avoid a new generation of asylums if doctors and politicans listen,' in The Guardian about the value of community-based mental health care.




  • 5 February: Professor Hickie quoted in Sydney Morning Herald's article 'Mental health cases spike as police seek new role.' Professor Hickie comments on the rise in the number of people police have taken to hospital with a mental illness, saying the increase demonstrates the failing of mental health care in the community.


  • 29 January: Babies' brains could unravel the mystery of stuttering
    Researchers are launching a world-first study to see if it's possible to detect whether a baby will go on to stutter in later life - well before they start to talk. Researchers will scan newborns with a family history of the disorder to try and find transmission problems in the parts of the brain related to speech that they know are present in older children and adults who stutter. ABC News was one of many news organisations to report on the research.
    Watch the ABC News report