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International human rights law (environment and climate change)

Dr Bridget Lewis is interested in talking to students who wish to undertake research on the topics of environmental justice and human rights protections in energy and natural resource policies, climate change mitigation and adaption, or international human rights law (environment and climate change).

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Law
Lead unit
School of Law

Changing uses of the built environments: The impacts for property laws

The research will develop from Dr Cradduck's specific interest in the NBN rollout and its impact for users; and Dr Cradduck's research interest in the built environment and individuals' engagement with it. The researcher/s will seek to understand how current working and living practices impact upon our engagements with the internet. These include considering: impacts for working and home life; and/or impacts for uses of commercial and retail spaces; and/or impacts for the future of urban life. All will require …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Law
Lead unit
School of Law

Virtual environments in trade shows

An increasingly adopted feature in trade show displays is the use of virtual environments as a marketing tool. This academically under-explored area focuses on the marketing possibilities Ato trade show organisers and exhibitors due to communication and information technology advances.Given the online environment’s unprecedented potential to reach customers globally, research is limited on understanding how a firm’s practices and structure need to change to incorporate the virtual environment into their strategy and add value to the organisation. Conventional marketing practices …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
QUT Business School
Lead unit
School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations

External enablement of entrepreneurship

It is widely acknowledged that new technologies, demographic and socioeconomic shifts, regulatory changes, social movements and changes to the natural environment significantly influence the viability of particular new ventures. While some previous studies have documented how individual instances of such changes have stimulated entrepreneurial initiatives, a unifying theory has been lacking. Entrepreneurship research has also struggled with making progress on this topic under the dominant notion of “objective, pre-existing opportunities”. Researchers at ACE have recently pioneered a new approach to …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Queensland University of Technology
Lead unit
Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research

Spatial profiling of the tumour microenvironment

Lung cancers are the leading cause of cancer related deaths in Australia, with a 5-year survival of 15%. With the emerging success of immune checkpoint blockage leading to durable responses and prolonged survival in 15-40% of cases, there is now a need for predictive biomarkers to guide selection for immunotherapies.The immune contexture of the tumour microenvironment (TME) is an important factor in dictating how well a tumour may respond to immune checkpoint therapies (1). Spatial and immunological composition with cellular …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Health
Lead unit
School of Biomedical Sciences

Addressing contemporary urbanisation challenges

The research aims to address contemporary urbanisation (urban planning, development and management) challenges by focusing on one of the following three broad research areas:Investigation into intelligent urban technologies and formation of smart citiesResearch topics in this area include:urban technologysmart citiessmart communitiestechnology convergence and built environmentubiquitous eco-citysmart urban and transport modellingautonomous vehiclesartificial intelligenceintelligent urban management systemsonline public participatory planningweb-based decision/planning support systems.Investigation into knowledge-based urban development and formation of knowledge citiesResearch topics in this area include:knowledge-based urban/regional developmentknowledge citiescreative urban regionsknowledge …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Built Environment

Structural health monitoring using vibration characteristics and artificial neural networks

Structural health monitoring (SHM) has emerged as a viable technique for evaluating the performance of structures during their construction and service lives.This project will study the application of SHM during the construction of a building or a bridge.Staged construction and time varying loading and the changes in stiffness will be considered.The aim of the project will be to develop a model that can predict the distress in the structure during its construction and determine its location and severity.Vibration characteristics of …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Mitigating vehicular crashes into masonry structures using innovative damping technologies at wall edges

With population increases in major cities accompanied by increase in vehicles on road and waterways, structures such as columns in buildings and bridges as well as walls in buildings that are adjacent to the roads or waterways become vulnerable to vehicular crashes. These impacts cause damage or failure to the structure and injuries/deaths to passengers and users of the structure.This project will evaluate the vulnerability of one of those structures to credible vehicular crash and the effects of controlling parameters. …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Mitigating vehicular crashes into masonry structures using innovative materials technologies at impact zone

Our structures are normally not designed for random and extreme loadings such a vehicular impacts. Buildings and their columns at road frontages and bridge piers are vulnerable to vehicular impacts which result in extensive property damage, harm to people and disruption of normal lives.This project will consider the use of new materials technology and advanced modelling techniques to design critical members of buildings and bridges, or to retrofit existing vulnerable walls and columns in order to mitigate the adverse effects …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Feminist Approaches to Environmental Governance

Feminist approaches to environmental guidance consider a whole-of-systems approach and acknowledge that the domination of the environment and oppression of women and other groups in society are interlinked. Dr Katie Woolaston and Dr Rowena Maguire are interested in talking to students who are considering using feminist or alternative theories to analyse environmental governance. Particular areas of interest include wildlife and conservation, methods of collaboration, waste management, and the circular economy.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Law
Lead unit
School of Law

The role of culture as a contributor to fraud, bribery and corruption in Australia

Over the past five years, it has been noted by industry and academics that the cultural environment of an organisation plays a large part in promoting or minimising incidents of fraud, bribery and corruption. The importance of this topic is that there is little empirical evidence to support this view, yet substantial anecdotal evidence in cases such as Enron, HIH Insurance, ING and the Queensland Health (Barlow) fraud.This research topic would assist in addressing this gap. …

Study level
Master of Philosophy
Faculty
QUT Business School
Lead unit
School of Accountancy

Adaptive evolution of anaerobic methanotrophic (ANME) archaea mediating methane oxidation in freshwater environments

The as-yet-uncultured archaeal lineage Methanoperedenaceae are anaerobic methanotrophs with a key role in mitigating the atmospheric release of methane in freshwater environments. The metabolic diversity of these microorganisms directly links methane with several key biochemical cycles and suggests a remarkable ability of these microorganisms to adapt to diverse environmental conditions.The overall aim of this PhD project will be to uncover the metabolic diversity of the Methanoperedenaceae and to understand the evolutionary mechanisms responsible for these adaptations.Methods and ResourcesThe project will …

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

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