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

Anorexia Nervosa (AN) has a mortality rate 12 times higher than the annual death rate from all causes in females aged 15 to 24. Currently, there is...
Supervisor: Dr Claire Foldi

Preeclampsia is a life-threatening disorder of pregnancy, characterized by a sudden increase in blood pressure and urine protein after 20 weeks of...

Blurred vision is a common complaint in the community, occurring in patients with no discernible ophthalmic abnormality, sometimes in older people...

Low back pain is a major public health problem worldwide, resulting in significant disability and financial costs. No one factor has found to be a...

Fibromyalgia is a complex chronic disorder, characterised primarily by musculoskeletal pain and additional health complaints including, such as...

Brain training strategies (i.e. computerised cognitive training), such as cognitive control training and attentional bias modification, show promise...
Supervisor: Professor Murat Yucel

Announcing an opportunity for a PhD student to work with individuals with Huntington’s disease on a cognitive brain training study. Huntington’s...

Obesity is an enormous health concern, both in Australia and worldwide. Our laboratory recently published a function for the ETS-5 transcription...

• Background: Residents of aged care homes represent one of the sickest and most vulnerable members of the community. One third of residents of ACH...
Supervisor: Dr Shiva Vasi

Are you interesting in improving outcomes for the most vulnerable in the community? Would you like to undertake research in an area concerning: low...
Supervisor: Dr Joanne Enticott

This project explores: (1) the physical and mental health needs of paramedic students to function safely in the paramedic industry, and (2) methods...
Supervisor: Dr Simon Sawyer

Little is known about the effects of lifelong brain infections on the neurological health of the host. Toxoplasma gondii is a parasite infects...

Cancer patients who participate in clinical trials tend to do better than those who do not. This benefit may have more to do with the additional...
Supervisor: Dr Ri Scarborough

The project aims to trial a novel approach of using neural network artificial intelligence to diagnose glaucoma risk based on optic disc photography...
Supervisor: Dr Claire Nightingale

BACKGROUND Excessive daily sitting time (of which 60% is accrued at the workplace) is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease and type...
Supervisor: Dr David Dunstan

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: Dr Joanne Ryan

Epilepsy is associated with an increased risk of sudden unexplained death (SUDEP), possibly due to cardiac arrhythmias, although the precise...
Supervisor: Dr Kim Powell

The National Register of Antipsychotic Medications in Pregnancy (NRAMP) is an ongoing study with data collected from 300+ women across Australia who...

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