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Exercise Therapy in Obesity, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

This program is a cluster of research studies investigating the cardiovascular and metabolic effects of exercise therapy in people with type 2 diabetes.  more...

Supervisor(s): Johnson, Nathan (Dr)

Understanding the role of novel genes in disease

From mRNA arrays we have identified a number of ‘novel’ genes that influence tissue function. Our studies are investigating the biochemical basis for the mechanism of ac more...

Supervisor(s): Gamble, Jennifer (Professor)

Meal replacements – an educational tool for longer-term healthy eating?

This project aims to determine whether very low energy diets (VLEDs) based on meal replacements differ from food-based diets in terms of teaching people to self-select a healthy die more...

Supervisor(s): Salis, Amanda (Associate Professor)

Breast cancer metabolism - cross talk between different cell types within the breast

This project aims to investigate potential interaction the different cell types within the mammary gland. more...

Supervisor(s): Hoy, Andrew (Dr)

Does fast weight loss promote eating disorders in obese women?

This project aims to determine whether very low energy diets (VLED) may contribute to the development of disordered eating in obese women. more...

Supervisor(s): Salis, Amanda (Associate Professor)

Mitochondial DNA damage, potential target to reduce the development of renal disorders induced by maternal smoking .

Smoking rates are disproportionately high in disadvantaged populations, particularly in emerging economies, and increasing in women of child bearing age. more...

Supervisor(s): Saad, Sonia (Dr)

The fetal environment, pregnancy, and cardiovascular risk.

Opportunity exists for research higher degree study on projects related to the fetal environment, pregnancy and cardiovascular risk. These potentially include epidemiological analys more...

Supervisor(s): Skilton, Michael (Dr)

Am I my genes? DNA, identity, and free will.

One of the most central discourses of modern philosophy identifies human beings as “causal animals” in a perpetual search for underlying causes of different occurrences more...

Supervisor(s): Dar-Nimrod, Ilan (Dr)

Self-Assembly and Self-Organization in Complex Distributed Systems

The aim of this project is use a range of algorithmic techniques (graph theoretic, game theoretic, information theoretic) to study and gain insight into the processes of self-assemb more...

Supervisor(s): Zomaya, Albert Y. (Professor), Vadas, Mathew (Professor)

Research opportunities in osteoarthritis

To establish the optimal method of osteoarthritis (OA) care for people with significant pain and disability secondary to OA. more...

Supervisor(s): Hunter, David (Professor)