Physical restraint doesn't protect patients – there are better alternatives
Regulating physical restraint of the elderly in nursing homes is a step in the right direction, but more still needs to be done to educate the sector on alternatives.
Aged care royal commission benefits Generation X: it's too late for the silent generation
By the time the aged care royal commission's recommendations lead to improvements in our nursing homes, four cohorts of residents will have died. Here's why.
Parliamentary entitlements: what's allowed and what's not?
In the past few years, some MPs have made extravagant claims on their parliamentary entitlements. So, what are they actually allowed to use the money for?
Gender equality: it's everyone's business
We need to think about the problems that men and women face not as competing priorities but as part of the same toxic social problem.
Mental health of mothers in low and middle-income countries impact childhood development
A new framework focuses on the psychological needs and mental health of mothers so they can provide adequate care.
An aspirin a day of no benefit for fit and healthy elderly, study finds
Low-dose aspirin has no benefit in prolonging a life free of disability, or substantially reducing the risk of having a first heart attack or stroke, study finds.
Where the heart is
When it comes to people’s homes, neither Di Winkler nor Dan McKenna are prepared to accept the status quo. They're challenging traditional housing models for a greater social good.
Homophobic language in sport: the disconnect between what people say and how they think
There's a yawning disconnect between the positive attitudes about gay people playing rugby and the use of on-field slurs.
Taking the superbug fight to nursing homes
Nursing homes are coming under the spotlight in the ongoing antimicrobial resistance war.
Bridge maintenance is expensive, but delaying can be costlier
The deadly Genoa bridge collapse should serve as a warning that safety audits of our existing infrastructure falls below what's required.
How tough love and good accounting helped save Phoenix House
A sudden funding change plunged a youth service into an existential crisis. To survive required a radical shift in how it operated.
Refugee Week 2018: Asylum-seeking students in higher education in Australia
An initiative that gives refugee and asylum-seeking students easier access to university study has revealed some powerful stories.
Summer Foundation: shining a light on disability housing
Monash alumna Dr Di Winkler is determined to change the systems that move young people with serious disabilities into nursing homes.
Free TAFE in Victoria: who benefits and why other states should consider it
Thirty skill priority areas will be free from the beginning of 2019 in Victoria. Students will feel the most benefit, but private providers say the policy is not equitable.
Sport and recreation in Victoria: cycling tops list of rising injuries and deaths
Major trauma and deaths from sports such as cycling are increasing sharply, causing a significant healthcare burden.
Understanding cultural differences the key to doing business in China
Australian businesses looking to crack the lucrative Chinese market will benefit from understanding cultural differences and knowing what Chinese consumers love.
Dignity of risk – living better to live longer in aged care
Society’s perception of aged care must change from being a place of protection to a place where people actually live – and that means more autonomy for residents.
Defying death on stage
Playing the lead role of a terminally ill academic in Wit left Monash's Jane Montgomery Griffiths pondering the healing potential of theatre.
Paying it forward: encouraging women to pursue STEMM careers
As a leader in her field, Associate Professor Dr Kate Hoy is determined to "pay it forward" to encourage women to pursue STEMM-related careers.
Too many Australians living in nursing homes take their own lives
Around 140 Australian nursing-home residents have taken their own lives between 2000 and 2013, our new study shows
No one-size-fits-all approach in tackling cyberbullying
In the wake of Amy "Dolly" Everett's suicide, a more proactive, comprehensive approach is needed to tackle youth mental health challenges.
Victoria passes Voluntary Assisted Dying bill, but how many will access the legislation?
Only a small number are predicted to take advantage of the legislation from mid-2019.
Violence between residents in nursing homes can lead to death and demands our attention
Rising dementia in the nursing home population means violent behaviours will increasingly be an issue.
Unmasking hidden terror of family violence
Family violence has been dragged into the open in countries around the world.
Professor of Sociology
Senior Lecturer, Department of Accounting
Research Fellow, Critical Care Research
David Copolov, AO
Professor of Psychiatry and Pro Vice-Chancellor
Lead researcher, Sport Inclusion Project, Behavioural Science Laboratory
Finkel Professor of Global Health and Director of Global and Women’s Health, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Education Lecturer and Researcher
Head, Health Law and Ageing Research Unit, Department of Forensic Medicine
Professor of Criminology
Professor of Medicine
Lecturer, Department of Accounting
Senior Lecturer, Law Resources
Associate Professor at Monash Sustainable Development Institute and the Faculty of Law
Professor and head of School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Professor of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
Senior Lecturer, Civil Engineering
PhD student, Faculty of Education
Lecturer, Faculty of Education
Lecturer, Faculty of Education
Jane Montgomery Griffiths
Associate Professor, Centre for Theatre and Performance.
Associate Professor, NHMRC Fellow and Clinical Neuropsychologist
Professor of Sociology
Senior Lecturer in Criminology