Learn-by-doing research workshops

Associate Professor Peter Massey will deliver a series of ‘learn-by-doing’ workshops with final year students at Atoifi College of Nursing.

Peter is a Clinical Nurse Consultant and Program Manager for Health Protection with Hunter New England Population Health and an Adjunct Associate Professor with the College of Medicine and Dentistry at James Cook University. Peter is a Foundation member of the Atoifi Health Research Group.

Atoifi College of Nursing

Research Workshop

During 21-25 May, Atoifi Hospital will host another round of 'Structured Operational Research and Training IniTiative' (SORT IT) workshops led by James Cook University.

For more information, please email Dr David MacLaren or Ms Rowena Asugeni

Atoifi Hospital

Solomon Islands Health Research Symposium

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) will host the national 2017 Health Research Symposium in Honiara on 27th to 29th November 2017. The Symposium will be supported by Solomon Islands National University (SINU) and James Cook University (JCU).

The Symposium will provide a platform for health workers and participants to present research activities/findings and exchange ideas, build support, strengthen capacities and foster collaboration in driving sustainable action on national priority issues in health research.

On Wednesday, 29 November there will be a Workshop facilitated by JCU/AHRG researchers: Research Design and Methodology.

For more information, please email Ms Freda Pitakaka, Chief Research Officer, MHMS: freda.pitakaka[at]

Honiara, Solomon Islands

Creating Futures 2017

From 17-23 September 2017, three members of the Atoifi Health Research Group will travel to Suva, Fiji to lead discussions about community-based research and Pacific approaches to mental health.

James Asugeni, Mental Health Nurse, Atoifi Hospital, will mentor fellow mental health workers gathering to participate in the 7-day Leadership in Mental Health course, which is running alongside of the Creating Futures Conference.

Mr Humpress Harrington, PhD Candidate, James Cook University and Dr Michelle Redman-MacLaren, JCU/CQUniversity, will also mentor in the Leadership in Mental Health course and share their experiences of strengthening community-based research in Pacific contexts.

More information about the Creating Futures conference is available at:

Suva, Fiji