- Staff Seminar: Child Care Consequences for Parent Psychological Wellbeing - May 2009
- The OPAL Project: Obesity Prevention and Lifestyle - August 2009
- How can the positive psychology movement inform our understanding of men's health? - September 2009
- Cancer Research in Australia: Developments, Future Directions and Opportunities - October 2009
MONTHLY SEMINARS 2009
- Health, Disability and Lifespan Development research group here
- Centre for Intergenerational Health & its sponsorship of ARC Linkage appln “Child care and the wellbeing of employed parents of young school-aged children”
- Pilot study findings: Parent attitudes to OSHC
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The OPAL Project: Obesity Prevention and Lifestyle - August 2009
Mark Williams, State Manager, OPAL Project, SA Health
In this presentation Mark outlined the OPAL program, its implementation in SA and the links to an international network for promoting healthy weight. Launched in South Australia in March 2009, the new five-year, $22.3m Obesity Prevention and Lifestyle (OPAL) program is aimed at promoting good health in our community by starting at the beginning – with our children.
In the first year, six councils are committed to the OPAL program: Playford, Mount Gambier, Salisbury, Marion, Onkaparinga and Port Augusta. As a result, the program could reach up to 90,000 South Australian children and their families.
OPAL will provide a basis for government and local community groups to work together to develop community-wide solutions to health issues. Federal and state funding will support the initiative, along with local contributions.
OPAL is based on the French EPODE program (Ensemble Prévenons l’Obésité des Enfants - Together Let’s Prevent Childhood Obesity).
How can the positive psychology movement inform our understanding of men's health? - September 2009
Adrian Booth, Chief Project Officer, Mental Health Promotion, SA Health
This interactive presentation offered an overview of how we currently view men and their health and how using a positive psychology lens could offer new opportunities for researchers, practitioners and policy-makers. Adrian provided an overview of contemporary views and practices commonly applied in men's health studies and interventions, and included discussion around vulnerability and strength-based perspectives. In particular Adrian discussed how positive psychology can be applied in research and practice interventions.
Cancer Research in Australia: Developments, Future Directions and Opportunities - October 2009
Professor David Roder, General Manager, Research, Cancer Council SA
Dr Vikki Knott, Senior Project Officer, Cancer Support, Cancer Council SA
David provided an overview of the development of Cancer Registries in Australia and highlighted strengths, weaknesses and dilemmas linked with the collection of Registry data. David also highlighted future directions and potential opportunities for research and development in epidemiology and health services research.
Vikki outlined the range of projects that Cancer Council SA has sponsored in 2009 and priorities and opportunities for funding for research focused on the psychosocial aspects of cancer care. Vikki also described the importance of engaging with consumers when preparing proposals for funding.