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Enhancing wellbeing of youth from culturally diverse and refugee backgrounds

Australia has a multicultural population, with approximately 30% of the population from diverse backgrounds. We will propose a program of research encompassing the development of assessment processes and also interventions, addressing the diverse needs of this population, Proposed research will build upon work already undertaken by the team in collaboration with Education Queensland including Milpera State School. Methodologies to date have been broadly based, including both quantitative and qualitative approaches. These have included the examination of psychometric properties of scales …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Psychology and Counselling
Research centre(s)

Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies

International interprofessional education in a wound care unit (NUR01)

IPE occurs when two or more professions learn with, from and about each other to improve collaboration and the quality of care (ANMAC, 2012). It is necessary for future health practitioners to learn with, from and about each other with the goal of improving health outcomes through more effective IPE (World Health Organisation, 2010). The preparedness of health professional graduates to engage in interprofessional practice has been identified as essential to designing and delivering health services that is person centred …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Nursing

Trace elements in blood: a systematic review (BIOM04)

An increase in industrial and agricultural activities over the last few decades has contributed to the distribution of trace elements into the environment. These trace elements will accumulate in the food chain and subsequently can be observed in blood.The levels of trace elements in whole blood and plasma can vary widely in populations from different geographical regions. However, increased exposure to trace elements, particularly the toxic metals, cause concern in human populations. Mercury and lead, for example, can cause neurotoxicity.Some …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Biomedical Sciences

Patients' willingness to pay for a travel medication and vaccination service in community pharmacy (CLIN07)

Community pharmacy is the most accessible healthcare destination in Australia. However, over the last decade, declining remuneration from traditional sources and increased competition have led to decreased revenue for many community pharmacies. Leading pharmacy organisations have acknowledged that alternative revenue streams are now imperative for community pharmacy to remain viable and therefore able to continue to provide this widespread access to healthcare.Quality, novel patient-funded cognitive pharmacy services such as a travel vaccination and medication service may be viable options for …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Clinical Sciences

The benefits of custom fit compression garments on markers of performance and recovery

Cape Bionics has its foundations in the aerospace industry in the design of compression suits worn by astronauts on the international space station. The research which underpinned the design of these space suits has now been applied to sport as a means of improving performance and recovery in elite athletes.For compression garments to be effective they must fit perfectly and apply specific pressure regimes. Cape Bionics use technology from the medical and aerospace industry to provide custom fit compression garments …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Biomedical Sciences

The relationship between structural and functional lower limb characteristics, fall history and postural balance in psoriatic arthritis: a cross-sectional study (ENS10)

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is an auto-immune disease and a form of spondyloarthritis. It is a rare form of inflammatory arthritis which affects up to 41% of those with psoriasis. A recent survey of more than 600 PsA participants found the prevalence of falls in this population to be almost 50% (Carter et al., 2021). This was a novel finding with no explanation for it in the literature.Balance impairments have the potential to produce a fear of falling, which can lead …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

How do households dispose of medications? (CLIN06)

BackgroundInappropriate disposal of unwanted or expired medicines is a key entry point of medicines into the natural environment. The chemical effects of these medicines are having negative impacts on the health of wildlife (e.g. feminisation of intersex fish, near-extinction of vultures in SE Asia) and ultimately on the health of humans as these chemicals enter waterways and food chains. To understand the extent of this global issue, a systematic review will be undertaken to explore household behaviours regarding the disposal …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Clinical Sciences

Young driver road safety - training to reduce risk taking (CARR03)

Young people are over-represented in road crash fatalities and serious injuries. Driver training provided by professional instructors is delivered in an ad-hoc way focused on passing the on-road test without attention to long-term safety-critical skills. In order to upskill instructors, it is critical to understand what is best practice in training instructors. This project addresses this issue.The VRES project is looking for applicants interested in practical research and working with international researchers and practitioners who are collaborating on this review …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Psychology and Counselling
Research centre(s)

Centre for Future Mobility/CARRSQ

Can the cornea provide insights into the immune system? (OVS01)

There is a growing area of research using ocular imaging in the early detection of many health conditions, including conditions that effect the immune system. Being transparent, the cornea allows non-invasive, easy imaging of all eye structures. Consequently, most eye diseases can be diagnosed and treated in their early stages. Other organs in the body do not share this privilege, with many diseases lacking robust early diagnostic tests. The overall aim of this field of research is to develop novel, …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Optometry and Vision Science

Identifying the beliefs underlying young women's intention and willingness to purchase second hand rather than new clothing (PSYC04)

This VRES project will identify beliefs underlying young women's intention and willingness to purchase second hand rather than new clothing. An open-ended online survey will ask participants to complete relevant questions about the drivers of their clothing purchasing behaviours including perceived advantages/disadvantages, pressure from others, barriers and facilitators related to second-hand garments. This study will address the global issue of the increasing pressure on young consumers to be mindful in their purchasing behaviours to encourage sustainable consumption.

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Psychology and Counselling
Research centre(s)

Centre for a Waste-Free World

Parental feeding practices and strategies amongst disadvantaged households: mealtime video analysis (ENS05)

There is growing recognition that how children are fed is as important as what they are fed. Infants and young children are especially sensitive to their food environment and the way they are fed by their caregivers. This can have broad impacts on their nutritional outcomes, lifelong eating preferences and health. Optimal feeding is conditional on environments being pleasant, structured and without distractions and parents being responsive to child cues in a prompt and developmentally appropriate way.Disadvantage, which includes financial …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Development of a cultural capability assessment tool with respect to Indigenous Australian Knowledges for implementation in the undergraduate radiation therapy curriculum (CLIN02)

A recent review of the literature, VRES Student in 2021/2022, identified tools which can be used to consolidate theoretical knowledge and heighten self-awareness skills with respect to Indigenous Australian Knowledges. The development of a radiation therapy specific self-efficacy tool has been identified as one of the strategies proposed to integrate Indigenous Australian Knowledges into the student learning pathways.  This has the potential to promote transformative learning aspect through self-reflection to identify strengths and gaps in students’ knowledge.

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Clinical Sciences

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