School of Health Professions

Innovative thinking and strong work ethic clinch State nursing excellence award

May 15th, 2018

A decade collaborating with a community in Pinjarra has earned Murdoch academic chair of nursing Dr Caroline Nilson a State-wide excellence award for her work in Aboriginal health.

+ Find out more

New space for creative arts therapies course

April 30th, 2018

Murdoch University has opened a new space at the Mandurah campus for its postgraduate Creative Arts Therapies course – the only university-level qualification of its kind in Western Australia.

+ Find out more

The future needs women in STEM

March 29th, 2018

Murdoch University hosted the WISE Women Symposium this week following the International Women’s Day #PressforProgress movement being championed by celebrities across social media.

+ Find out more

Nursing academic an inspiration to her peers

March 20th, 2018

Dr Caroline Nilson is a finalist for Excellence in Aboriginal Health in the 2018 Western Australia Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards. Working with the Bindjareb women in Pinjarra, Dr Nilson has developed and implemented a culturally appropriate and holistic community owned and developed health and wellness intervention.

+ Find out more

Recording your life story improves quality of life and will to live

November 21st, 2017

Research shows that helping people in palliative care or nearing death to record their life story improves their quality of life and will to live, according to Murdoch University lecturer and expert in Dignity Therapy Dr Brenda Bentley.

+ Find out more

New technology to help elderly and people with low mobility

November 9th, 2017

An innovative idea that aims to reduce falls in elderly and people with low mobility has seen two Murdoch students take the top honour at the 2017 Young Entrepreneurs Pitch Night, held at the Australian High Commissioner’s Residence in Singapore. The McGowan Government congratulated the students on their innovative idea.

+ Find out more

Counselling expands to include creative arts therapy

October 18th, 2017

Health professional and educators in the Peel region have the opportunity to take advantage of a first in Western Australian counselling education. Murdoch University’s Creative Arts Therapies course is the only university level arts therapies qualification offered in WA.

+ Find out more

Murdoch students continue tradition of free treatment in the North-West WA

October 5th, 2017

Murdoch University chiropractic students have journeyed thousands of kilometres to provide residents of remote regional Western Australian communities with free treatment.

+ Find out more

Musical festival makes steps towards emotional healing

October 4th, 2017

Dr Petra Skeffington, who is a Clinical Psychologist and trauma researcher, joined the Desert Feet Tour on its annual pilgrimage to Wangkatjungka remote community in the Kimberley.

+ Find out more

Murdoch’s innovative student learning showcased

September 21st, 2017

Learning and teaching initiatives developed at Murdoch University have been highlighted as some of Australia best practice in developing student and graduate success.

+ Find out more