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CeRDI is providing strong leadership in research and technology advancements with the aim of improving the health and wellbeing of individuals and the community. In close collaboration with industry leaders and organisations in the health and wellbeing sectors, CeRDI is conducting research and utilising new eResearch technologies to inform and deliver change which has a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of local communities.

PROJECTS

Health Justice Partnership for Youth

Central Highlands Health Justice Partnership

The Central Highlands Health Justice Partnership is delivering an integrated health justice service to improve the legal, health and wellbeing outcomes for disadvantaged young people. Facilitating early intervention and raising awareness of the impact of legal problems on the health and wellbeing for the region’s youth is a key objective of the program.

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Agriculture

Dementia Care in Hospitals Program

CeRDI, together with Professor Britt Klein, Director of the Centre for Biopsychosocial and eHealth Research and Innovation, Federation University, has been engaged to develop a web-based education package for the Dementia Care in Hospitals Program, a national program aimed at improving the experience of patients with cognitive impairment in acute hospital settings.

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Dementia Pathways Tool

Dementia Pathways Tool

The Dementia Pathways Tool is a publically-accessible resource which provides primary health care professionals with access to a web-based repository containing information, tools and resources to guide and enhance current assessment and referral practices for patients with dementia. Initially established for the Grampians region, and subsequently the south east Melbourne region, the Dementia Pathways Tool is also available to primary health care professionals outside these regions.

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East Grampians and Stawell Chronic Disease Integrated Response Initiative

East Grampians & Stawell Chronic Disease Integrated Response Initiative

As part of the Western Victoria Primary Health Network (PHN) request for proposals for rural allied health funding, CeRDI was engaged by East Grampians Health Service and Stawell Regional Health to enhance capacity to effectively implement an evidence based approach for complex health conditions related to place specific issues within the region, as they relate to service delivery.

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Family Violence data portal to improve Central Highlands response

Family Violence data portal to improve Central Highlands response

Family violence affects households across all socioeconomic, age and demographic groups. In 2016-17 2.5% of Victoria’s family violence incidents occurred in the Ballarat area. Federation University is working with key organisations in Ballarat and the Central Highlands on a regional family violence initiative, culminating in the development of a regional family violence spatial data portal.

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Green Scripts

Green Scripts

The Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation collaborated on the development, in 2021, of the online resources to support Green Scripts and the Dementia Sensory and Forest Trail at Ballarat’s Woowookarung National Park.

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Wimmera Information Portal

Wimmera Information Portal

The Wimmera Information Portal (WIP) is a collaboration between the social, health and community services arenas within the Wimmera region to help address systemic disadvantage. WIP is an online portal which brings together existing social, health and wellbeing datasets and information created and managed by government agencies, organisations, community groups and individuals to inform planning, decision making and response strategy development.

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Shifting the Norm

Youth C.A.N. (Changing Alcohol Norms)

CeRDI researchers have undertaken a pilot study in the Horsham region of Victoria to identify strategies and interventions which have the potential to shift cultural norms in the consumption of alcohol by young people.

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HIGHER DEGREE BY RESEARCH STUDENTS


Himalaya Singh

Dr Himalaya Singh

Himalaya completed a PhD at Federation University in 2018. His research explores the application of spatial methods in sports injury epidemiological studies. Himalaya received the Best Rapid Oral (Student) award at the 13th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference.

Thesis: Spatial epidemiological investigation of sport and leisure injuries in Victoria, Australia


A geospatial analysis of sport/leisure injuries of Victoria, Australia
Spatial Epidemiological Investigation of Sport and Leisure Injuries in Victoria, Australia

Sport and leisure injuries are recognised as a public health issue in Australia. To keep Australia active there is a critical need to prevent injury occurrence.

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Alison Ollerenshaw

Dr Alison Ollerenshaw

Alison commenced her PhD with CeRDI in 2016 with Melton City Council and Western BACE as industry partners. Her research is examining whether a relationship exists between the characteristic services offered by business incubators and their tenants' psychological capital. She has completed a Masters of Applied Science and a diploma in Project Management. Alison works as a Research Fellow at CeRDI and uses her experience in project management and coordination across a range of research projects and activities.

Research profile


The relationship between business incubator services and the psychological capital of tenants
The relationship between business incubator services and the psychological capital of tenants

Business incubators offer nascent businesses a protective and nurturing environment, supporting tenants to grow their businesses and be sustainable in the long-term. Two studies were conducted as part of this PhD to examine the relationship between characteristic services offered at business incubators and incubator tenants’ psychological capital.

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RESOURCES

Resources

Documentaries

Sport and Recreation Spatial
Sport and Recreation Spatial (5:48)

Sport and Recreation Spatial integrates data about sport and recreation participation, sport and recreation facilities, population demographics and population health from multiple data custodians. www.sportandrecreationspatial.com.au.

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Health Justice Partnerships
Health Justice Partnerships (3:17)

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Central Highlands Health Justice Partnership
Central Highlands Health Justice Partnership (1:04)

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STUCK: Health Justice for Youth
STUCK: Health Justice for Youth (2:21)

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VicHealth Alcohol Cultures Framework
VicHealth Alcohol Cultures Framework (2:09)

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Youth C.A.N. (0:48)

 

Youth C.A.N. - VicHealth Alcohol Culture Change
Youth C.A.N. - VicHealth Alcohol Culture Change (1:20)

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