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Our Latest Projects

Our two most recent health research projects aim to improve the health and wellbeing of members of our local Central Highlands community.


One of our current projects aims to improve the health and wellbeing of women who are pregnant via a personalised exercise and diet program. This program addresses the general community’s desire to have healthy babies and acknowledges the role of exercise, diet and lifestyle in avoiding maternal obesity. This research project involves adapting the web-based “Fit4Two” pregnancy intervention fitness program to incorporate diet and lifestyle changes. The research team aim to make the program available as an app, with future users of the program to be overseen by a medical practitioner.

If you are pregnant and would like more information on how you can participate please get in touch.
healthcare or Veterans’ Affairs card if you have one

  • Bring your health insurance details, and
  • Remember that you are always welcome to bring a support person along with you.
A partnership project
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Another of our current projects involves exploring strategies to build resilience in the rural medical workforce, reducing the potential for mental illness or suicide. Our program is evidence-based and is the largest trial of only nine similar programs throughout the world (and involves doctors throughout Central Queensland). We’ve modified the program to meet the needs of our local partners, including adding a “buddy system” for the first time. This is vital because doctors, particularly rural doctors, work in relative professional isolation.

A partnership project