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Healthy Primary Care Student Handbook

The Healthy Primary Care team have created a student handbook to support our emerging researchers to produce their best work. We have consulted past and current researchers to develop a…

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Healthy Primary Care Student Handbook
Why we need to listen to patients and general practitioners

Why we need to listen to patients and general practitioners

Findings from a 2020 research project by Healthy Primary Care By Bryce Brickley, PhD Candidate General practitioners (GPs) play an essential role in health care. They focus on the acute…

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A/Prof Lauren Ball awarded Griffith VC Research Excellence Award

Healthy Primary Care wishes our team lead A/Prof Lauren Ball congratulations on her 2020 Griffith University Vice Chancellor Research Excellence Award. Lauren won the award for Individual Mid-career Researchers who…

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A/Prof Lauren Ball awarded Griffith VC Research Excellence  Award
Body Image: What is it, and why is it important?

Body Image: What is it, and why is it important?

For Body Image and Eating Disorder Awareness Week (6-12th September 2020), PhD candidate Alana Heafala took the time to provide five easy tips to foster positive body image. Body Image…

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Newest activity from the Healthy Primary Care team

A/Prof Lauren Ball has commented on the recent calls for Australians to receive COVID19 'clearance certificates' from their doctors. The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has called this activity…

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Newest activity from the Healthy Primary Care team
A PhD is a Dance

A PhD is a Dance

By A/Prof Lauren Ball   Doing a PhD is often described as akin to a journey - there are ups and downs and twists and turns along the way. But,…

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Is ‘Primary Care’ just a concept?

By A/Prof Lauren Ball I am a passionate primary care researcher, and I love to communicate my research with other people. But I face a problem – most people do…

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Is ‘Primary Care’ just a concept?

Homeschooling while completing a higher degree by research

By Tracy L'Allier As I write these words, I’m rocking my toddler to sleep while helping my six-year-old complete her online maths homework. My life is all about taking advantage…

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New Conversation Article

Team lead A/Prof Lauren Ball has written an article for The Conversation. Lauren explains that the research world is feeling a sudden loss since the outbreak of COVID19. Researchers not…

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New Conversation Article

Has Christmas come early for PhD candidates?

To enrol in a PhD, you need to be a deep thinker. Most PhD candidates are introverted and have analytical and reflective minds (i.e. The INTJs of the world). Pub…

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Leading my research team from home

The start of 2020 has been challenging for the higher education sector. Students are unable to enter Australia, teachers have adapted to online learning quickly, and 'hands-on' learning has halted altogether. All thanks to the growing chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic.  …

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Leading my research team from home
Healthy Primary Care is on social media!

Healthy Primary Care is on social media!

The Healthy Primary Care group is now on Twitter and LinkedIn. Here we will share our latest publications and news, as well as interesting updates on primary health care and…

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My 5 top tips to successfully complete your PhD

  Choose your supervisor/s very carefully It sounds obvious, but your PhD supervisor/s are extremely important for the success of your PhD. They are your main support network for the…

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My 5 top tips to successfully complete your PhD
How to choose the BEST title for your journal article

How to choose the BEST title for your journal article

Choosing a journal article title is a very important part of the scientific process because it may influence the impact of your work and the number of readers that it…

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Turn your scientific journal article into a blogpost with these easy steps

Academia is very different than it was 20 years ago. In the digital world, academic authors now get multiple chances to create and put out their own messages. So why…

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Turn your scientific journal article into a blogpost with these easy steps
The Lancet Planetary Health: Our new study finds medical education does not equip students to provide high quality nutritional care

The Lancet Planetary Health: Our new study finds medical education does not equip students to provide high quality nutritional care

Why is this study important? Globally, 11 million deaths annually are attributable to poor diet, making it the leading risk factor for death across the world [1]. Accordingly, many countries…

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Forget “writer’s block”, I’ve got “editor’s block” – help!

In academia, we often talk about “writer’s block”. This is when you find it difficult to figure out what you want to say to your audience. Something that is not…

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Forget “writer’s block”, I’ve got “editor’s block” – help!
THREE common nutrition myths – busted!

THREE common nutrition myths – busted!

There is a constant influx of incorrect nutrition advice being thrown around the internet, so I thought it would be great to bust three of the top myths that pop…

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Should we advise patients to eat a diet based on their DNA?

What is nutritional genomics? How can we predict which diets will work for which patients? Nutritional genomics may be able to help in the future. Nutritional genomics is the science…

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Should we advise patients to eat a diet based on their DNA?
Tips on how to disseminate your research findings effectively

Tips on how to disseminate your research findings effectively

As researchers, we know that effective dissemination of research findings is extremely important to help bridge the gap between research and policy. I have supervised many PhD students in my…

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Academic Burnout – How do you switch off?

As a researcher, academic or PhD student, it can be difficult to completely disconnect with your work without feeling guilty about it. Rest is extremely important for productivity and mental…

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Academic Burnout – How do you switch off?
Dietetic Consultation Can Help Manage Cardiovascular Disease

Dietetic Consultation Can Help Manage Cardiovascular Disease

Thanks to a recent study published in the April 2019 edition of Nutrition & Dietetics: Journal of the Dieticians Association of Australia, people suffering from or who exhibit risk factors…

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KTAustralia Celebrates 5 Years With New Name

When Tamika Heiden (Twitter handle @KTAustralia) left academia five years ago to start KTAustralia (Knowledge Translation Australia), her goal was to provide academics with the support they needed to frame…

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KTAustralia Celebrates 5 Years With New Name
Food Policy Win for Queensland

Food Policy Win for Queensland

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock or vacationing in the Outback, you may have heard about the significant food policy win that took place in Queensland last week. Over…

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Opportunities for GPs to learn about nutrition are increasing!

Opportunities for GPs to learn about nutrition are increasing! I have recently been fortunate enough to be involved in the development of one of Australia’s first dedicated CPD (continuing professional…

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Opportunities for GPs to learn about nutrition are increasing!
Do your PhD on the History of Nutrition in Medicine

Do your PhD on the History of Nutrition in Medicine

Do your PhD on the History of Nutrition in Medicine.  We are actively seeking candidates who are eager and willing to do their PhD on the history of nutrition in…

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The Dos and Don’ts of Influencing Policy

Dr. Lauren Ball is the  Executive Member of the Australasian Association for Academic Primary Care and in this week’s newsletter, the following reading recommendation was provided. CLICK HERE TO VIEW…

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The Dos and Don’ts of Influencing Policy
Should Dietitians be benchmarked?

Should Dietitians be benchmarked?

Should dietitians be benchmarked? We recently asked dietitians if they would feel comfortable in sharing de-identified patient data to support national data collection on the effectiveness of dietitians. It was…

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