RUOK? Good mental health is a sense of well-being, confidence, and self-esteem.

So, are you OK? One day yes, the next day, not so maybe? Being “depressed” or down can be normal for all of us at some time or another, and it is most often a response to grief and loss … Continue reading RUOK? Good mental health is a sense of well-being, confidence, and self-esteem.

Let’s share mother’s day again; via an app

Mum has always loved getting my postcards sent to her via Touchnote. If you haven’t heard of it, Touchnote is a postcard-sending service. #hattip Touchnote first came into my world via Helen Sanderson. The Wiki explanation of Helen is this: she … Continue reading Let’s share mother’s day again; via an app

What should have been said in my ABC Adelaide interview

Being onair (radio) is a curious process. In creativity processes, ie idea generation work, we often talk of the “thinking behind the thinking”. In fact it’s a quote Ron Corso (my UniSA research/paper writing partner) is famous for. So,Ā when I … Continue reading What should have been said in my ABC Adelaide interview

How 3D food printers could improve mealtimes for people with swallowing disorders

Article republished from The Conversation.Written byĀ Bronwyn Hemsley, University of Newcastle; Abbas Kouzani, Deakin University; Russell Oliver, Deakin University; Scott Adams, Deakin University; Stuart Palmer, Deakin University, and Susan Balandin, Deakin University   Itā€™s hard to imagine food prepared in a … Continue reading How 3D food printers could improve mealtimes for people with swallowing disorders

Republished; Connecting online can help prevent social isolation in older people

Jenny Waycott, University of Melbourne John*, a widower, is a retired engineer aged in his 90s. He lives alone in the family home and has struggled with loneliness and depression since his wife passed away. He feels frustrated that as … Continue reading Republished; Connecting online can help prevent social isolation in older people

Storytellers of a Modern Age; Using the Selfie on a Journey

We’ve been using the social medias to share and have conversations for years.Ā What is emerging are distinct members of ourĀ community who are excited to embrace the visual storytelling it provides for others eg “follow my journey” or “have a look … Continue reading Storytellers of a Modern Age; Using the Selfie on a Journey