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Decline in cognitive function can become increasingly common with advanced age. Severe decline in cognition which impacts daily functioning...
Supervisor: A/Prof. Joanne Ryan

Anorexia nervosa (AN) is characterised by extreme self-control, partly generated by exaggerated prefrontal cortex activity, which leads to inflexible...
Supervisor: Dr Claire Foldi

Transitive inference is a fundamental cognitive function and the basis of deductive reasoning that allows one to derive a relation between objects/...
Supervisor: Dr Mehdi Adibi

The most common sleep disorder in children, affecting over 1.5 million Australian children, is that of sleep disordered breathing, with the hallmark...

Epigenetics describes dynamic molecular modifications ‘above the level of the DNA’ which do not alter the genetic code but influence the way the...
Supervisor: A/Prof. Joanne Ryan

Background: Some meals, especially if high in fat and carbohydrates, cause an immediate postprandial stress on the body, which results in a short-...
Supervisor: Dr Nicole Kellow

Background: Some meals, especially if high in fat and carbohydrates, cause an immediate postprandial stress on the body, which results in a short-...

Expectations concerning tumour progression are key in developing treatment plans for cancer patients. This project will use Generative Adversarial...
Supervisor: Dr Ben Sinclair

Multi-drug resistance in Gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB) is a global health challenge that threatens many medical advances. Infections caused by MDR...
Supervisor: Dr Nenad Macesic

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of death globally and in Australia. The presence of risk factors, such as hypertension and...
Supervisor: Dr Stella Talic

We have currently 3 randomised controlled trial investigating effects of a food supplement Carnosine on several chronic diseases including obesity,...

Central neural circuits subserving nutrient–activated thermogenesis - the basis of post prandial energy expenditure The ability to treat overweight...

Preterm infants are at high risk of brain injury, mainly due to low blood flow and oxygenation in the brain. With this project we aim to assess the...

Changes in work, including widescale unemployment and reductions in working hours, have been one of the major consequences of measures introduced to...
Supervisor: Dr Daniel Griffiths

This PhD opportunity is perfect for a clinician who has an interest in paediatric health in Australia, has contemporary pain knowledge and keen to...

There is overlap between depressive symptom and MS symptoms, such as fatigue, altered sleep patterns, appetite changes, impaired memory and...
Supervisor: Dr Lisa Grech

Our research is focussed on understanding how viruses and bacteria cause exacerbations of inflammatory lung diseases, such as asthma and chronic...
Supervisor: Dr Belinda Thomas

Proteins containing a PHIST (Plasmodium helical interspersed sub-telomeric) domain constitute a multi- member family that are present in the most...
Supervisor: Professor Brian Cooke

The mechanisms by which Babesia bovis causes severe disease in susceptible cattle are not well understood, however, it is clear that alterations to...
Supervisor: Professor Brian Cooke

For the majority of Intersex cases the underlying genetic aetiology is unknown. In males Sox9 is a critical ‘hub’ gene involved in sexual development...

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