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Lecture Overview

Did you know red wine and chocolate may actually be good food choices to make? This session focuses on the brain's ability to fight neurologic disorders and how recovering from injury can be largely dependent on lifestyle choices such as diet and exercise.


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Karen-Ann Clarke

Dr Karen-Ann Clarke is a Registered Nurse and a specialised mental health nurse, with 30 years’ experience of working with individuals and families impacted by the experiences of mental illness. Using a feminist narrative methodology, her PhD research explored the way in which women diagnosed with depression made decisions and meanings about receiving electroconvulsive therapy. As a lecturer in nursing at USC, Dr Clarke is responsible for the coordination of mental health curricula across multiple undergraduate and post-graduate programs. Teaching in excess of 900 undergraduate students each year, she is passionate about the value that immersive mental health simulation can bring to student’s learning and clinical skills, and the way that it can safely bring to life theoretical concepts related to mental health care. Dr Clarke currently supervises a number of honours, masters, and PhD students and is part of numerous research projects involving visualisation and simulation, mental illness, suicide prevention and the inclusion of people with lived experience of mental illness into the teaching and learning space.




22 Total Rating(s)

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Leonie Macpherson
16 Mar 2019

Interesting not only for CSI but for us all

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Susan Mayne
02 Mar 2019


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Michelle Harris
23 Feb 2019


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Nicholas Stewart Cleave
19 Feb 2019

Again, Dr Karen Anne Clarke is a brilliant presenter

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Sonja Odette Benn
31 Jan 2019

Very interesting & informative

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suzanne roslyn mason
05 Jan 2019

I find this educator very easy to listen to.

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Joan Testa
23 Nov 2018

It was presented clearly and in good form. I will take this information on board and pass onto my clients where i see fit. Also will pass on information and advice to fellow colleagues.

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Gillian Hindmarsh
21 Nov 2018

Interesting, relevant and evidence based

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Sharon Edwards
15 Nov 2018

Really interesting and relevant course.

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Craig Peters
14 Nov 2018

Really interesting