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Background: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine condition in women of reproductive age with reproductive, metabolic and...
Supervisor: Dr Kay Nguo

Cognitive decline is a major health and social issue, as it negatively affects quality of life of older adults, and increases risk of dementia (such...
Supervisor: Dr Barbara Cardoso

Background: Victoria has the highest rates of childhood overweight and obesity in Australia. Almost one in three children in Victoria are overweight...
Supervisor: Dr Zoe Davidson

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition affecting up to 18% of reproductive-aged women with reproductive, metabolic and psychological...
Supervisor: Miss Christie Bennett

Background: Infertility is experienced by up to 15% of all reproductive-aged couples worldwide, resulting in devastating long-term social,...
Supervisor: Dr Nicole Kellow

COVID19 has changed people’s perceptions and engagement with online platforms as individuals now access more health information online. Current...
Supervisor: Dr Tracy McCaffrey

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is an autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disease caused by a homozygous mutation or deletion in the survival motor...
Supervisor: Dr Zoe Davidson

The functionality of cereal-based foods can be increased by enriching with natural bioactive compounds from fruits and vegetables to complete the...
Supervisor: Dr Elizabeth Barber

The micronutrient selenium is crucial for the antioxidant response, as well as for immune system and thyroid hormone regulation. Inadequate selenium...
Supervisor: Dr Barbara Cardoso

Preventable diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer and diabetes are associated with an unhealthy diet, low physical activity levels,...
Supervisor: Dr Tracy McCaffrey