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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

Annual reporting data from the Burns Registry of Australia and New Zealand (BRANZ) has identified that approximately one in every three adults...
Supervisor: Dr Lincoln Tracy

Over the past decade, a number of large EEG datasets have become available, containing both data across multiple cognitive tasks and from...
Supervisor: Dr Neil Bailey

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

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: Ms Jennifer Holland

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

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

Does the implementation of a care plan, for patients with rib fractures, improve patient outcomes. They project will be a prospective observational...
Supervisor: Dr Teresa Howard

This is a randomised controlled trial investigating effects of a food supplement Carnosine on surrogate markers of chronic diseases.

Cell-free DNA is a relatively new technology for screening of fetal chromosomal abnormalities, with an unprecedented accuracy in the detection of...

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

Knee osteoarthritis is a major public health problem. The role of bone, integral to the pathogenesis of knee OA, is receiving increasing attention as...
Supervisor: Professor Anita Wluka

We have discovered a new cytokine exclusively expressed in the female reproductive tract, which is essential for the optimal response to Sexually...

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 DSD cases the underlying genetic aetiology is unknown. In males Sox9 is a critical ‘hub’ gene involved in sexual development. We...

Acinetobacter baumannii has been identified as one of the top three dangerous Gram-negative hospital pathogens as it can cause a range of life-...

Research Aims: 1. to evaluate splenic function in patients labelled as congenital asplenics 2. to describe the clinical and immunological function...
Supervisor: Dr Ian Woolley

Our research program is focused on fibroblast-like stromal cells found in secondary lymphoid organs and tumours. These cells create the structure on...
Supervisor: Dr Anne Fletcher

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