Archives

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 handbook with the information and resources essential to new and current research candidates. https://healthyprimarycare.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/HPC-Student-Handbook-2021.pdf Please feel free to read, share and provide your feedback to […]

Read More

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 treatment of a variety of illnesses (e.g. infections), the management of chronic disease (e.g. diabetes) and preventative health care (e.g. cancer screening) (1). In Australia […]

Read More

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 have demonstrated an outstanding record of achievement in research. Lauren was nominated by Griffith University’s Pro Vice Chancellor (Health) Professor Sheena Reilly after winning thee […]

Read More

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 refers to how a person sees, feels and thinks about their body, regardless of how it looks. Many factors can influence our body image such […]

Read More

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 ‘nonsense’ and a waste of time. Read the full article here. A/Prof Ball and PhD Candidate Bryce Brickley have also contributed to Griffith University’s Health […]

Read More

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, have you ever thought of a PhD as a “dance”?   I am currently supervising 12 talented PhD candidates, all conducting research in a similar […]

Read More

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 not have a good understanding of what ‘primary care’ is. The Australian Medical Association states that ‘primary health care’ is the front line of the […]

Read More

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 of the time I have available in one day to accomplish a multitude of tasks. I am a homeschooling mum who is completing a Master […]

Read More

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 currently working on COVID19 treatments are faced with the challenges of social distancing. The outbreak means many researchers are falling behind in their work because […]

Read More

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 visits may be few and far between, but it’s these characteristics that make PhD candidates so successful. We continuously ask the ‘why’, ‘how’ and ‘what […]

Read More