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Following serious orthopaedic injury, instructing patients on the resumption of normal activities such as standing and walking without assistance, as...
Supervisor: Dr Christina Ekegren

This is a unique opportunity to look at an area of the brain whose function is almost completely unknown. This project will involve exploration of...
Supervisor: Dr David Reser

Social media has seen the proliferation of pages dedicated to health trends such as clean eating, fitspiration, paleo and detoxes. Some of these...
Supervisor: Dr Cassandra Wright

Despite attracting much favourable media world-wide of its potential benefits, the world of volunteer communities for 3D-printed prosthetics comes...

Interventions for the prevention and treatment of hyperglycaemia in pregnancy Prof. Helena Teede and Dr Aya Mousa Gestational diabetes mellitus (...
Supervisor: Ms Aya Mousa

Current transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) protocols are designed based on abnormal activity of isolated brain regions. This notion is...

The academic research program within this laboratory is focused on defining the key molecular interactions underlying receptor recognition events...

Shift workers by virtue of their profession are at a greater risk of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. It...

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) over one year. MND is a fatal neurodegenerative disease which affects motor neurones in the brain and spinal cord. People...
Supervisor: Dr Phyllis Chua

Good sleep is vital for good physical and mental health. The average Australian adult spends 8 hours a night sleeping, corresponding to ~30% of their...
Supervisor: Dr Rowan Ogeil

Influenza vaccine is one of the most cost-effective interventions to prevent disease, hospitalisation and death, yet coverage rates are variable...

Nausea and vomiting are common problems for patients in Emergency Departments (EDs). Our objective is to determine if Ondansetron 16mg and 8mg and...

Project Aims: Identify genetic markers that predict the risk of valproate-induced birth defects. It is recognised that women with epilepsy who...

Background: A novel class of agents, the Glucagon-like Peptide-1 Receptor (GLP-1R) agonists have recently been introduced to treat type 2 diabetes....

BACKGROUND Patients with seizures often present to emergency departments (ED) for acute care. Around 6% of the population is likely to experience an...

There are considerable safety issues in passing and confirming the correct placement of nasogastric tubes (NGT). Additionally studies have shown that...
Supervisor: Dr Gabriel Blecher

Heart failure occurs when the heart muscle weakens and is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. It is a major public health issue,...
Supervisor: Dr Morag Young

Helicobacter pylori persistently colonize the epithelium of the stomach in roughly half of the world’s population. It is a causative agent of...

Gliomas are the most common type of intrinsic brain tumour and a major cause of morbidity and mortality for those afflicted by these highly invasive...
Supervisor: Dr Mastura Monif

Compromised antioxidant defences, together with increased production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), drives the oxidative stress that accompanies...
Supervisor: Dr Judy De Haan-Klein

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