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A study to investigate the efficacy of dexamphetamine compared to placebo for treating obesity complicated by obstructive sleep apnoea

The project represents a new approach to the pharmacological treatment of obesity. It uses dexamphetamine but unlike most drug trials using appetite suppressants, the focus is on th more...

Supervisor(s): Poulton, Alison (Dr)

Improving weight loss outcomes via intermittent very low energy diets

This project aims to determine whether intermittent use of a very low energy diet (VLED) produces greater, more efficient, or longer lasting weight loss than continuous VLED use. more...

Supervisor(s): Salis, Amanda (Associate Professor)

How reliable are body composition monitoring scales?

This project aims to determine the accuracy and precision of body composition monitoring scales that are commonly available to the general public (e.g. wireless tracking devices). more...

Supervisor(s): Salis, Amanda (Associate Professor)

Does fast weight loss influence cognitive function in obese adults?

This project aims to determine the impact of increasingly popular yet severely energy-restricted diets on cognitive function in obese adults. more...

Supervisor(s): Salis, Amanda (Associate Professor)

Developing a cost-effective treatment program for obesity using dexamphetamine

Obesity is a major problem for our local population in Penrith. Access to treatment is limited due to lack of resources within the public sector. We are working on developing a 6 mo more...

Supervisor(s): Poulton, Alison (Dr)

The Cochrane Renal Group:systematic reviews of interventions and diagnostic test accuracy in Nephrology

There are a range of opportunities to undertake higher degrees looking at methodology of randomised trials, diagnostic test accuracy studies and systematic reviews. Several projects more...

Supervisor(s): Webster, Angela (Dr)

Cardiovascular risk reduction during bereavement (CARBER II) study

The death of a loved one is recognised as one of life's greatest stresses requiring significant psychological adjustment. While death is a natural part of the life process and is a more...

Supervisor(s): Buckley, Tom (Associate Professor)

Impact of hyperglycaemia on hospitalised patients

We are looking at the relationship between hyperglycaemia and adverse hospital outcome in a variety of clinical situations. more...

Supervisor(s): Cheung, Ngai Wah (Associate Professor)

Role of community pharmacists in sleep health

The project explores the role of pharmacists in managing sleep disorders in the community. more...

Supervisor(s): Saini, Bandana (Dr)

IMPROVING MELANOMA PREVENTION, EARLY DETECTION, AND CLINICAL MANAGEMENT

PhD and Masters research projects could include:- Analysis of epidemiological or clinical data related to skin cancer risk factors, health outcomes or clinical practice guidelines- more...

Supervisor(s): Cust, Anne (Professor)