[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP0990807]
Researchers Prof LR Green; Ms L Bonniface; Mrs VK Bradshaw
Brief description National benefits include new knowledge about online communities that deliver specialist health advice. Specific research benefits comprise improved education and support for earlier detection of, and enhanced recovery rates for, breast cancer. The project investigates whether we can harness the cluster-power of social networks to build integrated and supportive online communities. Relevant to Australian organisations using digital communications for education and support, the study seeks to reduce disadvantage due to distance. Organisations concerned about minimising risk arising from uninformed opinion and discussion will learn whether they can integrate specialist expertise and comment without destroying online dynamics.
Funding Amount $221,000
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects