Flinders University

Flinders University, (The Flinders University of South Australia), is a public university in Adelaide, South Australia. Founded in 1966, it was named in honour of navigator Matthew Flinders, who explored and surveyed the South Australian coastline in the early 19th century. The university has established a reputation as a leading research institution with a devotion to innovation. It is a member of the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) Group and ranks among the leading universities in Australia. Academically, the university pioneered a cross-disciplinary approach to education, and its faculties of medicine and the humanities are ranked among the nation's top 10. It is also ranked within the world's top 400 institutions in both Times Higher Education and the Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Address
Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
Website
http://www.flinders.edu.au/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flinders_University

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Psychology & Psychiatry

Mental health services underused in aged care

Fewer than 3% of people with mental health conditions living in Australian residential aged care facilities accessed government-subsidized mental health services, a new analysis from Flinders University and the South Australian ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Big step in rapid diagnostics for infectious diseases

The speedy, high-tech method of inexpensive, accurate and high-throughput protein biomarker assay testing is being touted as a much-needed development in point-of-care (PoC) testing, say U.S. and Flinders University researchers ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Eyes a haven for Ebola and other viruses

A specific cell within our retina, the light-sensitive part of our eyes responsible for sending visual information to our brain, appears to be particularly good at housing Ebola and other viruses, new research has found.

Health

Managing insomnia with an app

An app designed to treat insomnia without the use of medication, only available in Australia via a Flinders University clinical trial, has received an official recommendation from the U.K.'s National Institute for Health ...

Health

Testing verifies new 'Quality of Life' tool

Recognizing the urgent need for contemporary and comprehensive indicators of quality in aged care in Australia, a new type of 'Quality of Life' (QOL) assessment tool developed by Flinders University has been put to the test ...

Health

Parent diet interventions help children's eating habits

Healthy diet interventions have been shown to be especially important for fruit and vegetable consumption, with research demonstrating that parental modeling, preferences and intake are positively associated with children's ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Easing psychological distress for older rural patients

Flinders University's Dr. Vivian Isaac (senior lecturer in rural mental health) and Ph.D. student Dennis Asante led a team that has made key observations for improving access to mental health support for older people with ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Pandemic mental health help for all ages

Taking care of mental health and well-being has never been more important—with the "Be Well Plan," a new guided five-week online program in Australia, proving an effective alternative to services under rising pandemic pressures, ...

Neuroscience

The added burden of young onset Alzheimer's disease

People diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease at a younger age will experience faster symptom progression than their older counterparts, a new study has found, potentially causing their support systems to fall behind.

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