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Plenty Valley Community Health

Dr Russell prepared a successful funding submission ‘Local community campaigns to promote better Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health program’ to Department of Health and Ageing.

“Feedin’ the mob” was a ‘hands-on’ community engagement project that delivered key health promotion messages and support the development of health literacy and practical life skills in a culturally appropriate manner for the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in the Whittlesea LGA and surrounding region.

Australian Learning and Teaching Council

Dr Russell, together with others from University of Melbourne, La Trobe University and University of Queensland, developed health ethics teaching materials that are responsive to the increasing cultural diversity of students.

‘Addressing cultural diversity in health ethics education’ was funded by an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Grant of $210,000.

Royal District Nursing Service

In 2009-2010, Dr Russell undertook two consultancies for the Royal District Nursing Service: (1) An analysis evaluation data of a model of care to improve care for people living in the community with dementia; and (2) An analysis of qualitative data exploring people’s experience of wearing compression stockings to prevent leg ulcer recurrence following venous leg ulcer healing.