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Survey: Bereavement during COVID-19

Researchers at the University of Technology Sydney are leading a study about bereavement during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We invite you to share the below information with anyone who may be interested in responding to a survey about their experience of bereavement from any cause during the pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic has literally disrupted every aspect of life, including how we die and how we grieve. Lockdown, social distancing and travel restrictions mean that a death from any cause during the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have occurred against a backdrop of many losses. As businesses and cities open up again, we are being told that life is getting back to ‘normal’, but for people who have experienced a death during COVID-19, there is no back to normal.

Researchers at the University of Technology Sydney invite you to take part in a research study that explores the experiences and support needs of people bereaved from any cause during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you feel ready to reflect on your experience, participation in the study will consist of a 30 minute anonymous online survey that asks about your experience of bereavement, the kind of support (if any) you have received and wanted, what has been most helpful and least helpful for you, and any other comments you would like to make. The anonymous survey can be accessed here: https://redcap.link/z94laqf9

The researchers hope to use this information to help develop a national plan for bereavement support during the COVID-19 pandemic and any future pandemics. 

For more information on this study, click here

Recording of the SPHERE Adaptive and Platform Trials Information Session

A link to the recording of the Adaptive & Platform Trials Information Session held on the 16th November 2021 by the Maridulu Budyari Gumal (SPHERE) Clinical Trials Platform.

Congratulations to Ms Ainslie Cahill AM

Maridulu Budyari Gumal - Sydney Partnership for Health Education, Research and Enterprise (SPHERE) is delighted to announce that Ms Ainslie Cahill, SPHERE’s Leader in Consumer and Community Involvement and Engagement, has been appointed as a member of the Council for the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). We congratulate Ainslie on her appointment which is clear recognition of her contribution to, and expertise in, Consumer and Community Involvement in research.

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