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Hierarchical visualisation of large social networks

Networks have been extensively used to capture social interactions, by representing individuals as nodes and their relationships as edges.Such networks have been used to model the spread of epidemics. A few nodes are 'infected', and over time they gradually infect their neighbours on the network, who in turn infect their neighbours, etc. This type of model can then be used to simulate different intervention strategies aimed at containing outbreaks.However, an important limitation is the difficulty to visualise these networks when …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Computer Science
Research centre(s)
Centre for Data Science

Business model pivoting: How women entrepreneurs leverage opportunities generated by the COVID-19 pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic is unique in the severity of its impact disrupting global supply chains, international trade and investment, health, and education. The impacts of crises are never gender-neutral, and Covid-19 is no exception. Research indicates that the pandemic has disproportionately affected women entrepreneurs who face unprecedented challenges as their firms tend to be younger and smaller. Despite the unparalleled challenges discussed, Covid-19 is likely to offer important opportunities for discerning international entrepreneurs (Zahra, 2021).This research seeks to understand how …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
Research centre(s)

Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research

Evaluation of the provision of nurse practitioner telehealth services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People during the COVID-19 pandemic

In adapting to provide socially distanced healthcare, the Australian Government encouraged the use of telehealth consultations in circumstances where face to face consultations could be avoided. Several tranches of new and temporary telehealth Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item numbers were implemented, initially expiring on 30th September 2020, and then extended until further notice. For nurse practitioners, four telehealth items and four telephone items were established that mirrored the original four, face to face time-based, MBS items available to privately practicing …

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

Allergen transcriptome of Bahia grass pollen and interaction with SARS-CoV2

Pollen allergy is a common seasonal respiratory disease triggered by hypersensitivity to pollen affecting 10-30% of adults and 40% of children, and is a predisposing factor for asthma. The sources of grass pollens differ between climate zones with subtropical grass pollens such as Bahia grass (Paspalum notatum), Johnson grass (Sorghum halepense) and Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon) being abundant in Queensland.Pollens interact with airway epithelium to stimulate both adaptive and innate immunity. Proteolytic activity is one route that stimulates release of …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Biomedical Sciences
Research centre(s)

Centre for Immunology and Infection Control

Forecasting disease spread risk based on human movement patterns

This project aims to forecast the risk of infectious disease spread, such as COVID-19 and dengue, based on human movement patterns. We'll use multiple data sources that describe people movement in order to understand individual and population level mobility patterns, and use empirical disease case data to model the effect of movement on the spread of disease.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Computer Science

“No vaccine = no service” – Investigating consumer reactions of service exclusion

A growing number of countries in Europe have introduced a ‘hospitality green pass’ (EU Digital COVID Certificate) which is a paper document or app that proves the holder has been fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19. It grants consumers access to indoor restaurants, bars, cafes and other indoor venues. That is, without proof of a COVID-19 vaccination, consumers will be prohibited to enter these indoor areas.However, the introduction of green passes has also led to some backlash. For instance, some …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations

The impact of COVID-19 on the Brisbane music industry

The pandemic has had a profound impact on the creative industries in Australia. Government decisions around travel, border closures and density restrictions for indoor/outdoor venues have forced business closures and decimated the livelihoods of artists. All areas of the industry have been affected, from venues to recording studios; management and promotions companies; live production services and music retailers.

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice
School
School of Creative Practice

Leadership attributes for uncertain times: evidence from the COVID-19 pandemic

The continuing COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented social and economic crisis. Firms globally have faced significant disruption to planned operating conditions forcing boards to re-evaluate whether they have the necessary skills and competencies to lead and succeed in these uncertain times.This project aims to explore the impact of COVID-19 on CEO and director turnover and the extent to which the pandemic has impacted desired attributes for firm performance. Secondly, we aim to identify which leadership attributes are associated with …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Accountancy

Evaluation of financial hardship measures for natural persons implemented during severe economic disruptions, including COVID-19 and natural disasters

In response to the economic and health disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, many jurisdictions implemented measures to assist people suffering financial hardship. These included direct payments from government, but also financial hardship measures in credit, debt, utilities, housing and insolvency law, policy and practice. Of necessity, many of these measures were introduced with limited or very short consultation, and some have now ended or begun to be wound back.On a smaller scale, financial hardship measures have been commonly introduced …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Law
Research centre(s)

Australian Centre for Health Law Research

Declarations of emergency in Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic Australian governments made declarations of emergency to respond to the pandemic. These declarations enabled the use of emergency powers under public health legislation. Public health directions have been made under these powers on issues such as closing state borders, social distancing requirements, domestic quarantine requirements, and requirements to wear face masks.This project is supported by the Australian Centre for Health Law Research.

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Law
Research centre(s)

Australian Centre for Health Law Research

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