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Research Projects

A number of projects are available across the spectrum of injury prevention research. The Prehospital, Emergency and Trauma Research Unit houses...
Supervisor: Dr Ben Beck

The composition of the vaginal microbiota can influence the transmission of pathogens such as HIV. Women colonised with optimal vaginal bacterial...

The vagina is central to a woman’s sexuality, her sexual health, body image and sense of wellbeing. Vaginal epithelial stem cells and mesenchymal...

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a common, genetically acquired, life-shortening chronic illness affecting primarily the lungs and digestive system. The...
Supervisor: Dr Rasa Ruseckaite

The prevalence of depression for people with chronic illnesses is higher than for the general population. In people with MS and people with diabetes...
Supervisor: Dr Lisa Grech

Clinicians and researchers often prescribe exercise to patients and participants but there are no reliable and valid ways to measure whether exercise...

Interstitial lung disease (or ILD) are a disabling group of chronic lung conditions associated with interstitial inflammation and fibrosis to the...
Supervisor: Dr Leona Dowman

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) or electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) are battery powered products that heat liquids (e-liquid) to...
Supervisor: Dr Chris Barton

Systemic vascular resistance (SVR), and consequently blood pressure, is frequently reduced during the intraoperative and postoperative period after...
Supervisor: Dr Tim Coulson

Caloric vestibular stimulation (CVS) is a simple, safe, inexpensive bedside neuromodulation technique that has been shown to induce a wide range of...
Supervisor: Dr Steven Miller

Post-operative pain following surgery remains an area of concern for patients and clinicians alike and can affect between 20-40% of patients....

This is a rapidly emerging field with the recent legislative changes in Victoria (and now Western Australia). There is a need to better understand...
Supervisor: Dr Eli Ristevski

Life is a constant state of change and movement. However, until recently it has been only possible to understand the process of life as static fixed...
Supervisor: Dr Jennifer Zenker

A new frontier in biomedical research will involve watching individual proteins work in real time, in living organs. Traditionally, researchers have...

Infants born <32 weeks gestation are at risk of respiratory distress syndrome and they generally require respiratory support (ventilation, CPAP or...
Supervisor: A/Prof Kenneth Tan

The development of reliable, accurate, non-invasive methodologies for continuous, long-term seizure monitoring is a critical part of the precision...

Background: While over 300,000 births are celebrated by parents in Australia each year; at least another 100,000 couples suffered a miscarriage, a...
Supervisor: Dr Jade Bilardi

Reducing adverse outcomes on mother and child are key priority areas. However, antenatal engagement with women about lifestyle risk reduction can be...
Supervisor: Dr Sharon James

This project seeks to understand stakeholder views of interconception care resource and tool needs through interviews with key stakeholders in...
Supervisor: Dr Sharon James

Nurse Practitioners have a key role in meeting the needs of women’s reproductive care including pregnancy, termination, contraception, and sexual...
Supervisor: Dr Sharon James

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