Since June 2105 I have been appointed at the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research http://mmihr.acu.edu.au/ as Adjunct Visiting professor. The Mary MacKillop Institute aims to identify critical gaps within community and healthcare services, with an explicit goal to improve health outcomes via innovative individual, community and health service-focused programs.
In this collaboration I work together with researchers in different areas, expanding on my current research that I perform at LiU and exploring new fields of research collaboration. This collaboration takes place during regular visits and also more virtual contacts, like skype and email. During a recent visit in March 2016 I presented my work in a lunchtime symposium (http://mmihr.acu.edu.au/events/lunchtime-seminar-professor-tiny-jaarsma/) : During the same visit I also presented on the anniversary celebration where the impressive work of the institute was presented. Here on the picture I pose as international jury member (with dr M Piano from the US and dr ML Lochen from Norway) and 2 prize winners of the best research idea.
The Mary MacKillop Institute has different active institutes that perform research in a lot of areas related to the subject the CESAR- network members are involved. I hope that we can set up an exchange between our groups in the near future.