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‘Productive Ageing’ – Ageing and productivity in the workforce

This program is being conducted as part of the Health and Productivity research program led by Professor Hal Kendig at the University of Sydney node of the ARC Centre of Excellence more...

Supervisor(s): O'Loughlin, Kate (Associate Professor)

Examining social cognition in dementia syndromes and with healthy ageing

This project examines how abilities which we usually take for granted, such as recognizing how someone else is feeling, and being able to empathise with them, can be affected in peo more...

Supervisor(s): Kumfor, Fiona (Dr)

Telomere deprotection and cancer

Genome stability 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)

What drives motivation?

This project aims to investigate the neural and behavioural mechanisms underpinning apathy in healthy adults and people with dementia. Loss of motivation and reduction in goal-direc more...

Supervisor(s): Kumfor, Fiona (Dr)

Exploring how markers of brain structure and function relate to lifestyle factors and clinical trajectory in individuals ‘at risk’ for dementia

This study offers a unique and rare opportunity to work with the Healthy Brain Ageing Program at the Brain and Mind Centre. This one-of-a-kind clinic offer early diagnosis and inter more...

Supervisor(s): Duffy, Shantel (Dr)

Cartilage Volume assessed by MRI in Osteoarthritis

Current studies are focusing on the influence of knee trauma and obesity on cartilage and osteoarthritis outcomes as well as the effect of therapies like glucosamine. more...

Supervisor(s): March, Lyn (Professor)

Chemotherapy-induced neuropathic pain, fatigue, and cognitive impairments

Cancer and cancer treatments are associated with a wide range of side effects, including those of the nervous system. These present as neuropathic pain, fatigue, and cognitive impai more...

Supervisor(s): Johnston, Ian (Dr)

Novel inhalation formulation to improve quality of life of cystic fibrosis sufferers

Respiratory infection is the number one cause of death world-wide with limited therapies other than tablet or intravenous injection. This multi-faceted PhD project will focus on dev more...

Supervisor(s): Traini, Daniela (Professor)

Understanding the impact of psychosocial work conditions on medication use

The aim of this research is to better understand the association between psychosocial work conditions and risk for medication use in working adults more...

Supervisor(s): Tan, Edwin (Dr)

Early interventions to enhance sleep spindles and optimise memory consolidation in older adults: A high-density EEG sleep study

This study will test exciting new treatment approaches to improve cognition in older people. It involves a clinical trial to deliver an early pharmacological intervention to enhance more...

Supervisor(s): D’Rozario, Angela (Dr)