Promoting Healthy Universities

Research

Our research covers a range of topics related to the health and wellbeing of university students and staff. Below are some of our recent research projects with links to the related programs we’ve developed.

Suicide Prevention

Our research involves equipping health practitioners and students with the knowledge, attitudes, skills, and confidence to work with people who are distressed, including those who have thoughts of suicide. It includes studies on coping, stigma, training, and phenomenology.

Team:

Dr Helen Stallman, Dr Jeneva Ohan, Dr Coralie Wilson, Dr Belinda Chiera, Dr Bridgette Bewick

Research Outcome

Care · Collaborate · Connect

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Promoting Regional Student Success & Wellbeing

The project, to be piloted and implemented at UniSA in Whyalla and Mount Gambier, will see the development of resources, including a web resource that will provide a training package for regional staff to deliver support services related to academic literacies, engagement and well-being of students.

Team:

Associate Professor Sharron King, Dr Helen Stallman, Dr Jane Kehrwald, Ms Tanya Weiler, Mrs Tamra Ulpen

Funding:

Department of Education and Training Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Programme

Research Outcome

Regional Student Success & Wellbeing

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Building Graduate Resilience

This project will increase graduate resilience and employability for a globalised world through developing and piloting a resilience framework, and a fully resourced development program to build academics’ capacity to embed resilience into the curriculum at the crucial ‘tipping point’ when students are expected to transition from the classroom to fieldwork.

Team:

Brewer, M, van Kessel, G, Barnard, S, Sanderson, B, Ferns, S, Reubenson, R, Maresse, S, Cooper, B, Lane, M, Naumann, F, Rueckert, C.

Funding:

Australian Technology Network of Universities

Research Outcome

The Learning Thermometer

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