Events and studies

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


Invitation to Participate in a Study

Study on mental health and ED

Are you a Registered or Enrolled Nurse working in an Australian Emergency Department (ED) concerned about Mental Health Patients? Are you willing to undertake one interview to share your experiences with assessing, managing and caring for people with mental health issues in the ED?

Over the past 20 years there has been an increase in the number of patients with mental health issues presenting to ED. An independent PhD research project has been developed through Sydney Nursing School to explore ED nurses’ beliefs, feelings and attitudes regarding mental health patients. The study also seeks to explore the impact patients have on ED nurses’ workloads. Interviews are confidential and no individual or workplace will be identified in the results.

Contact or 0419603825


Aged Care Reform: Advancing Quality in Dementia Care

Aged 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.