News & Events

MHS Mother and Child
Event
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Presented by Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and Life's Little Treasures, this webinar will focus on “School Readiness” in preterm children, and discuss how families, kindergartens and schools can work together to make this transition to school a success.
Student News
Providing group pregnancy care, information and support to refugee background women. Is it feasible and sustainable and meeting the needs of women, families and services? About the role The Healthy Mothers Healthy Families Research Group is offering an outstanding opportunity for a PhD student to evaluate an innovative project Healthy Happy Beginnings (HHB) providing community-based group pregnancy care and information for Karen women from Burma. The program has been developed in response to evidence of poor access to services, limited health literacy and social isolation experienced by families of refugee background. HHB is informed by community consultation, co-designed by stakeholders, and is being implemented as a demonstration project in Wyndham. The student will develop an evaluation framework for the program to determine the acceptability of HHB to families and the service providers; feasibility and sustainability of the program; and examine women’s health literacy as a primary outcome. Position description Applications...
Research News
In a first for Australia, the recently launched Happy Healthy Beginnings program provides an opportunity for refugee women in Melbourne’s West to access health care and support during pregnancy.
Research News
The Centre of Research Excellence in Child Language has developed two new Research Snapshots which focus on the impacts of stuttering as a preschooler: The impacts of stuttering Stutering and anxiety The Snapshots summarise the findings of one of the CRE’s large, long-term studies and the implications of these findings for policy, practice and research.
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Student News
The Institute has recently awarded 10 Honours Students completing their research at Murdoch Childrens with scholarships to support their studies.