Health Check

Category: Griffith Health

All disciplines within the Health Group at Griffith University.

Students given a sporting chance

With the right leadership and support, it’s possible for student athletes to be remarkable in both sporting prowess and academic achievement. As Director of the Griffith University Sports College, Duncan Free has been the driving force behind a cutting-edge strategy that has placed Griffith on the world stage. Read More

Desire to do good propagates change

It was Professor Claire Rickard’s own motivation to be a “good nurse” that led her to investigate the best ways to care for patients with intravascular (IV) devices. Read More

Lifestyle prescription changes lives

In recognition for the remarkable impact he’s had as the Founder of Healthy Lifestyles Australia, Brady Schulz has taken home the 2016 Outstanding School of Allied Health Sciences Alumnus of The Year award. Read More

Home delivery improves immunisation participation

After completing nursing and midwifery degrees at Griffith University, Gillian Hermosilla-Silva followed her passion for women and children’s health. As Immunisation Co-ordinator for Logan and Redland Council, Gillian is the driving force behind a highly successful community outreach service. Read More

Quadriplegia is no barrier to a medical career

Dinesh Palipana was a focused, determined, enthusiastic medicine student at Griffith University when his life changed forever on a rainy night in 2010. Today, the 32-year-old remains equally determined and just as focused on forging a career in medicine in spite of the road traffic accident on Brisbane’s Gateway Bridge that left him without feeling or movement from the chest down. Read More

Women’s Wellness After Cancer Study

Research has revealed that certain lifestyle factors and health behaviours can have a positive impact upon quality of life, chronic disease risk factors, and other health-related areas, for women after cancer. Read More

Horses and hay bales helping disaffected youth

Whether they’re seen as troubled or merely troublesome, children who disengage from family, communities and education often face a grim future. These children have often suffered the trauma of abuse, neglect or family breakdown and even the most skilled teachers and therapists find it difficult to help them bounce back. Read More

Dentistry students putting the smile back in country life

As any health expert will attest, oral health is not just about looking good and being able to chew. Poor oral health has been linked to cardiovascular disease, cancer, depression, poor nutrition, diabetes and even dementia, yet people living in rural Australia are more likely to visit their doctor for antibiotics and pain relief for a dental problem than they are to seek out quality dental services. Read More

Providing healthcare in Laos prepares Rachael for nursing

Providing healthcare in a developing country wasn’t something Rachael Ovington expected to be doing while studying a Bachelor of Nursing. But it was an experience she will never forget and will take with her when she seeks employment as a full-time nurse next year. Read More

Griffith research shines a light on diabetes

Researchers at Griffith University have developed a strategy to increase diabetes awareness and management for women. Read More