Health and Wellbeing
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Health Justice Partnerships (3:17)
Central Highlands Health Justice Partnership (1:04)
STUCK: Health Justice for Youth (2:21)
VicHealth Alcohol Cultures Framework (2:09)
Youth C.A.N. (0:48)
Youth C.A.N. - VicHealth Alcohol Culture Change (1:20)