Discover the latest health news about Swinburne’s research, teaching and student success stories.
A mobile app to ease loneliness
Tue 07 Jul 2015
Swinburne researchers are developing a smartphone app and an intervention program designed to reduce loneliness.
Eye-catching grant awarded to the Swinburne Babylab
Thu 02 Jul 2015
A grant for the Swinburne Babylab will enable researchers to use eye-tracking technology to investigate how children see the world.
New hope for epilepsy sufferers
Mon 29 Jun 2015
New research is showing the use of magnetoencephalography (MEG) has the potential to significantly improve surgical treatment for those with epilepsy.
Psychology's role in closing the mental health gap
Mon 01 Jun 2015
In a bid to close the Indigenous mental health gap, there has been a push to increase cultural understanding and Indigenous representation in psychology.
Support for compulsive hair pullers
Thu 28 May 2015
Once thought of as a rare psychological disorder, trichotillomania affects one per cent of the population.
Constructing new tools to tackle alcohol and drug awareness at work
Tue 12 May 2015
A new website will provide the construction industry with information on how workplaces can develop alcohol and other drug consumption awareness.
Plant extracts offer hope against diabetes and cancer
A new study has shown that traditional Aboriginal and Indian plant extracts could be used to manage diabetes and may also have potential use in cancer trea
Swinburne takes out University Research of the Year for spice research
Mon 11 May 2015
A Swinburne study looking at the cognitive effects of curcumin on older adults has won University Research of the Year
A smart future for mental health
Fri 24 Apr 2015
Swinburne researchers are using innovative technologies to help people to manage their own mental health problems.
Good mental health care in prisons must begin and end in the community
Professor James Ogloff writes in the Conversation about the importance of the community's role identifying mental health needs of prisoners.