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The DNA replication stress response

Genome integrity in human cells is maintained through the coordinated functions of the DNA damage response. We study these processes with particular interest in the pathways that re more...

Supervisor(s): Cesare, Tony (Dr)

Emotional intelligence and the psycho-physiology of stress

Emotional intelligence is known to predict health outcomes as well as better workplace performance. One of the mechanisms underlying these relationships may be the ability to manage more...

Supervisor(s): MacCann, Carolyn (Dr)

Neuromuscular Mechanisms Underlying Poor Recovery following Head/Neck Trauma

My laboratory investigates the neuromuscular mechanisms underlying the transition from acute to chronic pain following musculoskeletal trauma (generally) and head/neck trauma (speci more...

Supervisor(s): Elliott, James (Professor)

Harnessing Data for Better Health – Triangulating the patient’s pain experience

My laboratory investigates the neuromuscular mechanisms underlying the transition from acute to chronic pain following musculoskeletal trauma (generally) and head/neck trauma (speci more...

Supervisor(s): Elliott, James (Professor)

Predictors and mediators of swallowing and voice deficits following whiplash trauma: Is it biology or psychology?

My laboratory investigates the neuromuscular mechanisms underlying the transition from acute to chronic pain following musculoskeletal trauma (generally) and head/neck trauma (speci more...

Supervisor(s): Elliott, James (Professor)

High strain rate behaviour of engineering materials

This study is a part of ongoing research to develop lightweight materials that can sustain severe loading conditions. The Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar (SHPB) method will be used for more...

Supervisor(s): Mohotti, Damith (Dr)

Dissipative pressure waves and the mechanics of granular materials

This project will experimentally investigate damage zones around seismogenic faults. This will be achieved through examining a novel basic mechanism for instability in solids: volum more...

Supervisor(s): Marks, Benjy (Dr)

Biomechanical and Cellular Aspects of Tooth Development in the Maxilla

Several theories hae been proposed for tooth eruption, most of which rely on a presuppostiion of there being a true eruptive force. Earlier work demonstrated by finite element analy more...

Supervisor(s): Sarrafpour, Babak (Dr), Zoellner, Hans (Professor)

Inverse Methods for Characterising Hydraulic Properties of Soils Under Unsaturated Conditions

New indirect methods for estimating material properties of partially saturated soils are developed based on infiltration tests and inversion of multi-phase hydro-mechanical equation more...

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

Investigating the impacts of visual arts on primary chronic pain

This project consists of a series of studies investigating the physiological, social and psychological impacts of visual arts on patients with chronic pain. more...

Supervisor(s): Pourkazemi, Fereshteh (Dr), McKay, Marnee (Dr)