Professor Yogesan Kanagasingam

Professor Yogesan Kanagasingam has been appointed Chair in Digital Health and Telemedicine at the University of Notre Dame Australia as part of a research appointment with St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals. He will work on cutting-edge practices in digital health and telehealth plans at
the hospital.

Curtin University researchers have been awarded more than $1.1 million from MSWA to conduct neurological research focusing on outcomes for people with multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease. The Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute projects include a trial aimed at reversing the early stages of MS, and a study into how a high-fat diet might promote or reduce the risk of developing MS.

Professor Karen Strickland

Professor Karen Strickland has joined Edith Cowan University as executive dean of its School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Aged care service provider Silver Chain Group is partnering with WA Health to enhance palliative care, with two pilot programs offering a new overnight respite service for carers and an improved referral process to access in-home palliative care.

HBF has appointed senior financial executive Jennifer Seabrook to its board as a non-executive director.