Health Check

Category: Griffith Health

All disciplines within the Health Group at Griffith University.

‘Student’ vs ‘Professional’ health clinics – what’s the difference?

As you may already know, Griffith Health Clinics offer premium health services to members of the public as well as students and staff of Griffith… Read More

Unlocking the mystery of whiplash pain

After 20 years of practising as a physiotherapist specialising in musculoskeletal pain, Professor Michele Sterling noted similar injuries didn’t equate to similar recovery patterns when it came to whiplash. Read More

Griffith Health Clinics offer community value

  With 60,000 health services delivered last year, Griffith University’s Health Clinics are possibly the University’s largest community engagement vehicle. Executive Officer Peter Westwood says… Read More

Medicine graduate first to land academic role

Dr Lisa Amey completed her medical training at Griffith’s School of Medicine in 2010 and is now the first medicine graduate to achieve an academic position at the University. Dr Amey’s remarkable academic ability and willingness to teach led to her appointment as Associate Academic Manager for the graduate-entry medical program, the Doctor of Medicine (MD). Read More

Academic pays it forward

Professor Mark Forwood’s journey from a physical education teacher to becoming Head of Griffith University’s School of Medical Science wouldn’t have been possible without strong mentorship. Read More

Humble humanitarian works year-round

Most health professionals have an underlying desire to help others but one extraordinary Health Group alumnus is using her expertise to ease the pain of thousands of people around the world, even during well earned holidays. A 2010 graduate from the Griffith University School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Ajitha Naidu Sugnanam has forged an outstanding vocation in service to her country as well as to those less fortunate than most. Read More

Immersive learning boosts student engagement

Griffith University has introduced virtual reality technology to provide a truly immersive learning environment for the School of Pharmacy, thanks to the efforts of Dr Gary Grant. Read More

Griffith grad helps to create a safer world for at-risk children

A passion for child protection has been the fuel behind the successful career of Griffith Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) graduate Susie Upton who is the co-founder of Brisbane-based counselling and psychology service Child Aware. Read More

Providing a guiding light for tomorrow’s health professionals

Associate Professor Suzzanne Owen developed and leads Go Health, Go Griffith— a program that helps senior high school students from a diverse range of social backgrounds to realise their potential as health professionals. Read More

Alumnus provides tools for men’s mental health

A deep concern about high suicide rates within the construction industry led Griffith University alumnus Jorgen Gullestrup to start up the world’s only industry-based suicide prevention program. Read More