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Indigenous entrepreneurship in Australia

Indigenous entrepreneurship is an emerging field of academic research. The creation of new ventures by indigenous people has important implications for diversity, job creation and regional economic development for disadvantaged people. Generally, in Australia, there has been a strong focus on indigenous tourism entrepreneurship, however research suggests that this may not be the most effective pathway (Ruhanen, Whitford & McLennan, 2015). This project will seek to understand the state of play of indigenous entrepreneurship in Australia by undertaking a desktop …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
QUT Business School
Lead unit
Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research

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

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

Financial abuse of the elderly and access to justice

Elder abuse is topical with the recent Australian Law Reform Commission Inquiry and Final Report into the growing incidents of elder abuse both in Australia, and internationally.Compounding the rise in incidents is the rate of ageing - we are living longer but are often unable to continue to manage our finances, and vulnerable to financial abuse.This project seeks to explore the incidents of elder financial abuse in Australia, with a focus on the ability to access 'justice'. The research will …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Queensland University of Technology
Lead unit
Australian Centre for Health Law Research

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

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

Biorefinery process modelling and economics

Worldwide transportation fuel production is currently circa 100 million barrels per day with the vast majority from fossil fuel sources. Pyrolysis and liquefaction are potential promising thermochemical technologies for producing renewable fuels and chemicals from biomass, however, the resultant biocrude/bio-oil has many complex properties inherited from the characteristics of the original feedstock, which make it a generally low-grade fuel alternative. Upgrading of the bio-oils are necessary to produce higher quality products and challenges exist to cost-effectively achieve this target. There …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering

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

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

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