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Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common rhythm disorder of the heart, and is characterised by the high frequency excitation of the atrium,...

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a core component of the therapeutic management of people chronic respiratory disease. A program of exercise and education...
Supervisor: Dr Narelle Cox

Many pregnancies in the first year after a birth are unintended, and can place significant physical, social and financial strain on women and their...
Supervisor: Dr Jessica Botfield

The use of cannabis to treat a variety of illnesses is increasing rapidly. Australia now allows the prescription of medicinal cannabis for a limited...

The neonatal microbiome, in healthy full-term infants and in preterm infants presents with a highly dynamic nature. As such, the microbiome is...
Supervisor: Professor Marcel Nold

Bacteria secrete vesicles that traffic toxins to mitochondria of macrophages. This project will investigate how vesicle-delivered toxins kill...
Supervisor: Dr Thomas Naderer

The research of my group focuses on sleep in infants and children. This is of the utmost importance to the health of every baby and child. Sleep is...

**$5,000 Scholarship on Offer to Successful Honours Candidate** Early identification and referral of patients with unmet needs to supportive...
Supervisor: Dr Liane Ioannou

We know how important sleep is when one is recovering following illness and injury. However many things interrupt sleep in hospital settings both in...
Supervisor: Dr Rowan Ogeil

Bats are a major reservoir of viruses such as Hendra virus, Ebola virus, and coronaviruses that are pathogenic in humans but not in bats. The reason...

This PhD will extend the work that is already done in terms of developing Bayesian spatio-temporal models which incorporate individual level data and...

The neural pathways that mediate appetite control many other functions, including mood, motivation, memory, attention and arousal, suppression of...
Supervisor: Dr Sarah Lockie

Frailty is a condition in which the individual is vulnerable and at increased risk of poor health outcomes or death in the event of an illness or...
Supervisor: Dr Judy Lowthian

Motorised mobility scooters (MMS) offer many mobility benefits for older Australians who no longer drive, including maintenance of independent travel...
Supervisor: Dr Linda Barclay

Autoimmune vasculitis caused by loss of tolerance to neutrophil antigens (ANCA-associated vasculitis) results in severe kidney and respiratory tract...

Binocular rivalry refers to the perceptual alternation that occurs every few seconds when conflicting visual stimuli are presented, one to each eye....
Supervisor: Dr Steven Miller

Single-cell analyses are at the leading edge of technological development for cell biology. And, transcriptomics analyses at single-cell resolution...

Exploring sex differences in the brain is important for their impact and therapeutic implications for many neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases...
Supervisor: Dr Joohyung Lee

Although most individuals with a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) are symptom-free after 1-2 weeks, around 20% experience debilitating persistent...
Supervisor: Dr Stuart McDonald

Systemic Lupus Erythematous is a complex heterogeneous disease in which the pathogenesis remains poorly understood. The measurement of immune...
Supervisor: Professor Eric Morand

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