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Factors affecting oral health in cerebral palsy patients: dental caries experience, microbiome and oral health related quality of life (OHRQoL)

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a set of nonprogressive neuromuscular disorders caused by defects in the developing fetal brain. Children with Cerebral Palsy are often have physical, coordin more...

Supervisor(s): Akhter, Rahena (Dr)

Frequency and severity of periodontal disease in Australians with Type 2 diabetes mellitus: Building representative epidemiological data and validation of a screening tool for non-dental personnel.

Oral health and Type II diabetes encompasses many health complications that can have a profound impact on the patient's quality of life. The relationship between Type II Diabetes an more...

Supervisor(s): Eberhard, Joerg (Professor)

Oral health care and diabetes – assessing the 45 and up study with oral health data from PBS/MBS and hospital admission data

A two-way relationship has been proven to exist between diabetes and periodontal disease. Linking epidemiological data from the 45 and up study to dental treatment and appointment d more...

Supervisor(s): Eberhard, Joerg (Professor)

Dietary effects to the local immune response and the initiation and propagation of diabetes and cardiovascular disease in mice

Background: Longitudinal studies have demonstrated a two-¬way relationship between diabetes and the local inflammatory host response, e.g. periodontitis, with more severe period more...

Supervisor(s): Eberhard, Joerg (Professor)

Nutritional effects for oral health: Microbiome, caries experience and periodontal health

Nutrition is the major modifiable factor that influences ageing and age-related health. Yet the relationship between nutrition and age-related health is complex and poorly understoo more...

Supervisor(s): Eberhard, Joerg (Professor)

Oral Health in General Practice; an analysis of how the game is played.

Can you think strategically under pressure? What if your choice of action is the difference between the life and death of a patient? What are the issues to be solved and what is the more...

Supervisor(s): Eberhard, Joerg (Professor)

Understanding the brain networks underlying cognition

The goal of this project is to understand the interplay between cognition and the underlying neural circuitry as measured using advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) techniques. more...

Supervisor(s): Korgaonkar, Mayuresh (Dr), Grieve, Stuart (Professor)

Medical and Health Science Educational Research

Chris welcomes expressions of interest from doctoral candidates with interests in medical and health science education, with a particular focus on clinical learning, assessment and more...

Supervisor(s): Roberts, Chris (Associate Professor)

Curcumin nano-formulation: enhanced anti-cancer and anti-microbial properties

The project aims to design and develop curcumin nanoparticles using various fabrication approaches, including liposome-nanoparticle assemblies and polymer-coated nanoparticles. The more...

Supervisor(s): Rohanizadeh, Ramin (Dr)

An innovative synthesis technique to fabricate nano-sized calcium phosphate particles

The project aims to develop a novel method to fabricate homogenous and non-aggregated nano-sized hydroxyapatite (HA) particles capable of delivering therapeutic nucleic acids into t more...

Supervisor(s): Rohanizadeh, Ramin (Dr)