School of Psychology and Exercise Science

Developing employability through self-awareness

March 27th, 2017

Investigating if enhanced self-awareness, positive self-talk and life skills can boost career adaptability in young people, is the focus of Murdoch alumnus, Jasmine Low, as she embarks on her PhD study in organisational psychology.

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Murdoch team to ride for youth mental health

March 9th, 2017

Murdoch University’s cycling team is once again embarking on a 700km journey to support Youth Focus, and to build awareness of youth suicide, depression and self-harm in high schools along the way.

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Improving mental health screening for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pregnant women and new mums

February 28th, 2017

Murdoch University will participate in a collaborative study aiming to improve the mental health of expectant and new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mums living in remote communities.

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Students offered jobs from practicum placements

December 15th, 2016

Eleisha Laurent (left) with supervisor Rebecca Morony

Over 40 per cent of Clinical Exercise Physiology students at Murdoch University have been offered employment after undertaking workplace practicum placements in recent years, with one graduate describing being offered a job at the end of their placement as “the best day of my life”.

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Sport is more than just fun for kids

November 17th, 2016

Child playing soccer

Taking part in organised sports like soccer appears to lower cardiovascular disease risk factors in children, Murdoch University and University of Southern Denmark researchers have found.

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Murdoch students amongst AFL elite

July 28th, 2016

Chelsea Randall (right) was one of two Murdoch students selected as marque players. Picture: Twitter/ @randall_chelsea

Two Murdoch students involved in the University’s Elite Athlete Program have been selected as inaugural marquee players in the new AFL national women’s league.

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Opinion: Why we need to support Aboriginal women’s choice to give birth on country

June 15th, 2016

Professor Rhonda Marriott

In an article for The Conversation, Murdoch’s Professor of Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Rhonda Marriott and her co-authors argue that getting maternity care right for Aboriginal women will be critical in improving health outcomes for Aboriginal babies.

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Improving perinatal outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families

June 13th, 2016

Three investigators from Murdoch University’s School of Psychology and Exercise Science, will pilot an early intervention program which aims to close the gap in perinatal care between Aboriginal people and non-Aboriginal people, improving the outcomes for future generations.

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Stimulating the brain to stop people falling

May 11th, 2016

Dr Ann-Maree Vallence

Researchers at Murdoch University are using magnetic brain stimulation to help prevent people from falling over when they get older. The University has been awarded $410,000 in research funding for the project, which will use the non-invasive technique to identify and stimulate weakening structural connections in the brain. Falls are a major cause of injury […]

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Social media at bedtime linked to poor sleep and poor mental health for teens

September 29th, 2015

Lynette Vernon

Teenagers with high social media use at bedtime suffer disturbed sleep, which in turn leads to depressed mood, according to new research from a Murdoch University PhD candidate.

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