Events and studies

Research Week 2015

Research Week (29 June - 3 July 2015)

Research Week 2015 is fast approaching and the Research Support Team would like to invite you to participate in this annual research focused activity.

This year we have broadened our framing to include topics of interest to staff as well as Higher Degree Research (HDR) candidates and hope that you will be able to join us in some interesting keynote events; including Prof Sarah Szanton from Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Dr Tseen Khoo (aka the Research Whisperer) from the Research Education and Development team at Latrobe University and a panel discussion on postdoctoral pathways and experiences. This year we are also making available places for staff (particularly Early Career Researchers) to participate in the “Joining the Grant Club” masterclass that Dr Khoo is offering on Wednesday July 1.

Registrations are now open and will close 5pm Friday 12 June 2015. For catering purposes; academic staff members, HDR candidates and visitors to the faculty are encouraged to register their attendance.

For further queries regarding the event, please contact the

The Choice Project

The Choice Project

Are you a family member, friend or relative of a person with dementia who died in the previous two years?

Researchers from the University of Sydney and Southern Cross University invite you to participate in an online survey. We are investigating the issues, challenges and processes of providing end of life care for people with dementia. The study will help us better understand the perspectives of family carers (including relatives, friends, neighbours or significant others) concerning the care of their relative or friend with dementia who wished to stay at home until the final stages of their life.

Interested in participating? More information with survey link on page 3

Contact or 02 9114 4084

The TARP Study

We offer you the opportunity to participate in the TARP Study (Triggered Acute Risk Prevention).
Why this study is important:

  • Heart Disease remains a major preventable cause of death and disability despite improved treatments.
  • A link has been identified between heart attack and stressors, such as heavy physical exertion, anger and anxiety, fatty and heavy meals, and respiratory infection
  • Providing cardiac protection during these stressful events has until now not been attempted.
  • This study attempts to see if we can lower cardiac risk, by providing medication at the time of these stressors. We have successfully finished 2 preliminary studies, and this study is the next step.
  • Eventually, this strategy could be a helpful addition to the usual daily medications that people take.

More information and contact information

Aged Care Reform: Advancing Quality in Dementia Care

This symposium (21 June 2013) gave us the opportunity to begin a dialogue about these government directions, so that we can start to examine policies, practices and research that will enable ground-breaking reform in aged care.

We invite you to revisit this stimulating debate through the keynote addresses and presentations from this significant event.