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Community based study of health effects of infrasound

A team of investigators at the Woolcock Institute have been funded by the NHMRC to evaluate any health effects associated with wind turbine simulated infrasound. Infrasound is belo more...

Supervisor(s): Toelle, Brett (Dr)

Harmful or beneficial aspects of oral facial tissue and environment to the cardiac regeneration: Periodontitis may worsen the outcome of cardiac function after injury whilst the orofacial stem cells may augment their regenerative capacity.

A rodent model of myocardial injury will be used to investigate cardiac function. We will investigate the detrimental effect of a chronic inflammatory disease (periodontitis) on car more...

Supervisor(s): Xaymardan, Munira (Dr), Eberhard, Joerg (Professor)

Epidemiological investigation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) within the Australian Burden of Lung Disease (BOLD) study

Between 2006 and 2012 we conducted a series of cross-sectional studies to investigate the prevalence, risk factors and burden of COPD in Australian adults aged 40+ years. This Austr more...

Supervisor(s): Toelle, Brett (Dr)

Emotional Wellbeing in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

This project will design, implement and evaluate a mixed mode (individual and group) psychological intervention to improve emotional wellbeing in older adults who have COPD more...

Supervisor(s): Toelle, Brett (Dr)

Molecular insights into a novel mammalian oxygen-sensing pathway

Oxygen (O2) is a vital biological resource most prominently known for its role as the final electron acceptor in aerobic respiration and, as such, adequate molecular mechanisms are more...

Supervisor(s): White, Mark (Dr), Mackay, Joel (Professor)

Becoming a healthcare professional: gender, ethnicity, diversity

This research opportunity has a broad scope in terms of the exact trajectory of your PhD more...

Supervisor(s): Monrouxe, Lynn Valerie (Professor)

Mapping the biogeography of harmful blue-green algae across Australia

There is evidence that the distribution and abundance of harmful blue green algae is changing in Australia. However, the evidence of this is generally limited to a number of reports more...

Supervisor(s): Van Ogtrop, Floris (Dr)

Epidemiological investigation of Childhood Asthma within the Childhood Asthma Prevention Study (CAPS)

In 1997, The Childhood Asthma Prevention Study (CAPS) recruited babies at high risk of developing asthma and allergies because a parent and/or sibling had asthma or frequent wheeze. more...

Supervisor(s): Toelle, Brett (Dr)

Riboflavin for corneal collagen cross-linking

Most of the clinical research evaluating outcomes of treatment for keratoconus is limited mainly owing to two reasons: 1. low sample size, and 2. short follow-up period. The Save Si more...

Supervisor(s): Watson, Stephanie (Professor), Kandel, Himal (Dr)

Developing and implementing shared decision-making tool to facilitate deprescribing statins in the elderly

The overall aim for this research is to develop a decision-making tool for patients/family, to facilitate understanding of the deprescribing process and to ultimately enco more...

Supervisor(s): Juraskova , Ilona (Associate Professor)