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Structural fire design of bushfire resistant residential buildings

This project aims to investigate the structural fire performance of residential buildings in the bushfire prone areas of Australia. This includes a detailed review of bushfire characteristics, radiant and convective heat rates, type and materials used to construct bushfire safe houses, structural and fire performance of external wall and roof panels, structural design requirements and testing procedures. This comprehensive review will contribute towards developing design methods of external wall and roof systems for residential buildings in bushfire zones.

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment

International human rights law (environment and climate change)

Bridget is interested in talking to students who wish to undertake research on the following topics:Environmental justice and human rights protections in energy and natural resource policiesClimate change mitigation and adaptionInternational human rights law (environment and climate change) …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Law
Lead unit
International Law and Global Governance program

New technology and the law

Computer vision has developed to a point where machines using artificial intelligence are better and faster than humans at performing many vision-related tasks.For example, we are now often processed through customs based solely on face recognition software. Add to this the fact that the average Australian is photographed on CCTV cameras around 75 times per day.Commercial applications of face recognition technology include Microsoft's Face Application Programming Interface that can be used to classify face images based on gender, age and …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Law
Lead unit
Commercial and Property Law Research Centre

Political activism and policy change

Examining the role the civil sector plays in politics, and the evolving tactics they employ to push for social change is essential in understanding policy-making and political change. Projects on this theme focus on the strategies and influence of interest groups in politics on a wide range of justice issues (for example: gun control; migration; marriage equality). Specific projects may include an analysis of political activism within one country (for example, Australia) or a comparative analysis.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Law
Lead unit
Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Research Centre

Capacity, wills and enduring powers of attorney

Kelly is interested in talking to students who wish to undertake research on the following topics:CapacityWillsEnduring powers of attorneyAdvance health directivesEstate planningEquity and trustsSuccessionTherapeutic jurisprudence

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Law
Lead unit
Australian Centre for Health Law Research

Social identity, prejudice and bias in policing

Toby is interested in talking to students who wish to undertake research on the following topics:Police/policingPolice trainingPolicing of diversity and minority groups such as those identified by differences in race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender/identity difference, disability and homelessnessDomestic violence in minority communitiesGlobal policing and intelligence researchThe research uses mixed methodologies - both quantitative and qualitative and related technologies such as Leximancer, SPSS. …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Law
Lead unit
Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Research Centre

Children's health law

Shih-Ning is interested in talking to students with interests in the following areas:Consent to treatmentSpecial medical proceduresParental decision-making in health careBioethicsAssisted reproductive technologyPre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and embryo selectionChildren as tissue donors

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Law
Lead unit
Australian Centre for Health Law Research

Narrative politics, policy and political activism

Erin is interested in talking to students who wish to undertake research on the following topics:Activism and campaigningPolitical decision makingNarrative politics and policy

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Law
Lead unit
Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Research Centre

Sexuality, gender, criminal justice and queer criminology

Matthew is interested in talking to students who wish to undertake research on the following topics:Applied research exploring the experiences of LGBTI/queer communities in criminal justice contexts (victimisation, policing, punishment)Theoretical research - seeking projects that push the conceptual boundaries of, and seek to 'queer' the discipline.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Law
Lead unit
Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Research Centre

Uncertainty, Investor Sentiment and Financial Market Anomalies

The purpose of this research is to explore the roles played by uncertainty and investor sentiment in explaining financial market anomalies documented in the existing literature. The financial market anomalies of interest include, but are not limited to, the size effect, the value effect, the momentum effect, asset-related anomalies, investment-related anomalies, etc. 

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
QUT Business School
Lead unit
School of Economics and Finance

Youth justice

Kelly is interested in talking to students who wish to undertake research on the following topics:Youth justiceSexual offending

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Law
Lead unit
Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Research Centre

Homicide and forensic criminology

Claire is interested in talking to students who wish to undertake research on the following topics:Homicide investigationsForensic criminologyOffender behaviour at crime scenesOffender decision makingSexual abuse allegationsDomestic homicide

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Law
Lead unit
Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Research Centre

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