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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,...

The prevalence of diabetes and its complications is increasing resulting in substantial health and economic burden worldwide. Self-management and...
Supervisor: Dr Negar Naderpoor

A single blinded, multicentre, randomised controlled trial of the effect of post-operative activity restrictions on the patient and clinician defined...

This project will investigate different genomic and health data representations for predictive machine learning models. The data used in the project...
Supervisor: Dr Sonika Tyagi

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

Cancer therapy and oncology has entered a new exciting era of targeted therapy and personalised patient treatment, but resistance and tumour...
Supervisor: Dr Lan Nguyen

Background: Effective diabetes management requires blood glucose levels to remain within a specified target range. Changes to lifestyle behaviours...

This project explores how story sharing about accessing abortion care can reduce stigma and influence on mental health and wellbeing. The project...
Supervisor: Dr Shelly Makleff

Uncertainty tolerance is a psychological construct describing how individuals manage and respond to uncertainty. Given the pervasiveness of...
Supervisor: Dr Michelle Lazarus

For adolescents, pharmacists have the potential to be an entry point to sexual and reproductive health services in the primary care system....
Supervisor: Dr Anisa Assifi

People in rural areas have lower access to cancer clinical trials. What factors impact on access and what strategies can be used to access these...
Supervisor: Dr Eli Ristevski

Well-developed accessible health service systems have been associated with a reduction in aggregate alcohol and other drug related-harms at a...
Supervisor: Dr Bernadette Ward

Early access to contraception in the postpartum period can help to avoid a rapid repeat pregnancy. Postpartum contraception can potentially be...
Supervisor: Dr Jessica Botfield

Natural disasters are becoming increasingly prevalent in Australia, with regional and rural communities particularly impacted by disasters such as...
Supervisor: Dr Jessica Botfield

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

Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is caused by accumulated oncogenic mutations in white blood cell progenitors that lock them into an immature self-...

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is defined as the onset of hyperglycaemia during pregnancy and is a common complication affecting 9-26% of...
Supervisor: Dr Siew Lim

Pharmacists have the potential to be an entry point for adolescents accessing sexual and reproductive health services through the primary care system...
Supervisor: Dr Anisa Assifi

Bioactive natural products and secondary metabolites from microbial sources have represented one of the main sources for new therapeutic agents, used...
Supervisor: Dr Tan Loh Teng Hern

Approximately 1 in 25 Australians will receive a diagnosis of epilepsy in their lifetime. Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is the leading...
Supervisor: Dr Shobi Sivathamboo

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