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Welcome to the HEALTH CRN

Professor Sonj HallI am Professor Sonj Hall, Executive Director of the Health Collaborative Research Network (HEALTH CRN) at CQUniversity Australia and it is my pleasure to welcome you to our website. 

There are many wonderful opportunities for health-researchers and I hope that by looking at what we have to offer you are encouraged to engage with the HEALTH CRN and find out what we can do for you.

The Collective CRNs have been designed to encourage less research-intensive, smaller and regional institutions to develop their research capacity and adapt to a research system driven more strongly by performance outcomes, by teaming up with other insitutions in areas of common interest.

Under the HEALTH CRN umbrella, researchers from CQUniversity Australia work in partnership with researchers from Curtin University, Queensland University of Technology and The University of Queensland. This joint collaboration focuses on achieving stronger performance outcomes in health-related research through the development of research capacity at CQUniversity Australia.

The HEALTH CRN began in October 2011 and is due to conclude in October 2014. We have made much progress and are strongly focussed on continuing to create and cement partnership relationships, maximising outcomes and creating a lasting sustainable legacy for health-researchers into the future.

The HEALTH CRN website offers a gateway for health-researchers to the many opportunities that are available and I encourage you to take advantage of these. You can also contact one of our Professorial Research Fellows or HEALTH CRN Coordinators who will be able to provide information and advice on how we can assist you.

Here's a snapshot of how several researchers have already partnered with the HEALTH CRN .....

Hani Al SalamiDr Hani Al-Salami, Curtin University.

Dr Al-Salami received funding through the Collaborations Programs to further his studies in diabetes. Academics from Curtin University and CQUniversity worked together on a collaborative study to improve control and treatment of diabetes in the Central Queenalnd region.

The study looked at seasonal changes and the maintenance of diabetic control, taking a holistic approach considering lifestyle, mental health, health economics, co-morbidities and glycemic control. 

Jessica-BrowneMs Jessica Browne, CQUniversity

Jessica has received funding through the Collaborations Program to partner with the Queensland University of Technology and has access to specialist state-of-the-art equipment. 

Designing and running cellular experiments at QUT will develop stronger research relationships in the medical and health sciences at both Universities.Access to use the polychromatic flow cytometer for cellular analysis is required as part of Jessica's PhD project and will ensure accuracy of results based on optimal research methods with the cell samples.  

Belinda GoodwinMs Belinda Goodwin, CQUniversity

Belinda has been awarded a PhD scholarship through the HEALTH CRN.  Ms Goodwin completed a Bachelor of Psychology at CQUniversity last year and will continue research into human behaviour.

She will examine brain responses during gambling tasks and investigating individual differences in reward sensitivity, sensation seeking and impulsivity. 

Professor Sonĵ Hall