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Newest activity from the Healthy Primary Care team

A/Prof Lauren Ball has commented on the recent calls for Australians to receive COVID19 ‘clearance certificates’ from their doctors. The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has called this activity ‘nonsense’ and a waste of time. Read the full article here. A/Prof Ball and PhD Candidate Bryce Brickley have also contributed to Griffith University’s Health […]

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A PhD is a Dance

By A/Prof Lauren Ball   Doing a PhD is often described as akin to a journey – there are ups and downs and twists and turns along the way. But, have you ever thought of a PhD as a “dance”?   I am currently supervising 12 talented PhD candidates, all conducting research in a similar […]

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Is ‘Primary Care’ just a concept?

By A/Prof Lauren Ball I am a passionate primary care researcher, and I love to communicate my research with other people. But I face a problem – most people do not have a good understanding of what ‘primary care’ is. The Australian Medical Association states that ‘primary health care’ is the front line of the […]

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Homeschooling while completing a higher degree by research

By Tracy L’Allier As I write these words, I’m rocking my toddler to sleep while helping my six-year-old complete her online maths homework. My life is all about taking advantage of the time I have available in one day to accomplish a multitude of tasks. I am a homeschooling mum who is completing a Master […]

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New Conversation Article

Team lead A/Prof Lauren Ball has written an article for The Conversation. Lauren explains that the research world is feeling a sudden loss since the outbreak of COVID19. Researchers not currently working on COVID19 treatments are faced with the challenges of social distancing. The outbreak means many researchers are falling behind in their work because […]

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Has Christmas come early for PhD candidates?

To enrol in a PhD, you need to be a deep thinker. Most PhD candidates are introverted and have analytical and reflective minds (i.e. The INTJs of the world). Pub visits may be few and far between, but it’s these characteristics that make PhD candidates so successful. We continuously ask the ‘why’, ‘how’ and ‘what […]

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Leading my research team from home

The start of 2020 has been challenging for the higher education sector. Students are unable to enter Australia, teachers have adapted to online learning quickly, and ‘hands-on‘ learning has halted altogether. All thanks to the growing chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic.     I lead Griffith University‘s Healthy Primary Care team. We are 18 researchers, 12 of whom are PhD students. Our funding, made possible through success in the first round […]

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Healthy Primary Care is on social media!

The Healthy Primary Care group is now on Twitter and LinkedIn. Here we will share our latest publications and news, as well as interesting updates on primary health care and nutrition. You can follow our Twitter here and our LinkedIn here. Let us know what content you want to see!

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My 5 top tips to successfully complete your PhD

  Choose your supervisor/s very carefully It sounds obvious, but your PhD supervisor/s are extremely important for the success of your PhD. They are your main support network for the next 3+ years so be strategic and choose them wisely. Think carefully about the skills you want to develop as a researcher and select someone […]

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How to choose the BEST title for your journal article

Choosing a journal article title is a very important part of the scientific process because it may influence the impact of your work and the number of readers that it will attract. Here’s a list of my top tips for picking the most effective journal article title. DO DRAFT A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT TITLE IDEAS […]

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