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Are children at an elevated risk of overheating during exercise in the summer?

This project will assess the independent influence of developmental age of sweating capacity and core temperature regulation during exercise in the heat more...

Supervisor(s): Jay, Ollie (Associate Professor)

Preventing Heat Exhaustion in Professional Tennis (able-bodied and wheelchair)

This project provides a post-graduate research opportunity to work on a study aimed at contributing to the development an evidence-based Extreme Heat Policy for professional tennis more...

Supervisor(s): Jay, Ollie (Associate Professor)

Human heat acclimation for sporting events in different environments

The project will assess the optimal heat acclimation strategies for athletes preparing to compete in different environmental conditions. more...

Supervisor(s): Jay, Ollie (Associate Professor)

Body temperature regulation during pregnancy

This project will assess how thermoregulatory capacity is altered at different stages throughout pregnancy. This information will enable the development of safe exercise guidelines more...

Supervisor(s): Jay, Ollie (Associate Professor), Edwards, Kate (Dr)

Heat wave survival strategies for the elderly

This project will assess the efficacy of various ecologically valid cooling interventions for the elderly and those without access to air conditioning during extreme heat events. more...

Supervisor(s): Jay, Ollie (Associate Professor)

Mechanisms underlying the repellent effects of predator odours in rodents

Rodents show an innate fear towards the fur and skin odours of cats. This effect is remarkably shown in laboratory rats and mice that have never experienced an actual predator. This more...

Supervisor(s): McGregor, Iain (Professor)

Modelling cascades of failures in interdependent networks

The research will involve theoretical work in information theory and network science, as well as computer agent-based simulations. It will study fragility of modern civil infrastruc more...

Supervisor(s): Prokopenko , Mikhail (Professor)

Predicting the future risk of chronic kidney disease in offspring of obese mothers with and without type 2 diabetes

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major health burden driven mostly by obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus. 1/3 of diabetic patients are at risk of CKD progression for unknown reas more...

Supervisor(s): Saad, Sonia (Dr), Pollock, Carol (Professor)

Groundwater Protection with Geosynthetics Clay Liners: Behaviour under Unsaturated Conditions

Geosynthetic Clay Liners (GCLs) are engineered systems made of bentonite clay sandwiched between two geotextiles and used in conjunction with high-density polyethylene geomembranes more...

Supervisor(s): El-Zein, Abbas (Professor)

Pharmacological targeting of the metastasis suppressor NDRG1 using novel therapeutics

Metastasis is the major killer in cancer, being extremely difficult to treat. This project will elucidate the molecular mechanisms that initiate and sustain metastatic progression, more...

Supervisor(s): Kovacevic, Zaklina (Dr), Richardson, Des (Professor)