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Housing and older people

Associate Professor Tina Cockburn is interested in supervising students who wish to undertake research about housing and older people (including assets for care arrangements, retirement villages and aged care facilities). Safe housing is a human right not enjoyed by all, particularly for older women who may have experienced financial insecurity throughout the life course. This is a significant issue facing modern Australian society, particularly in light of an anticipated economic downturn and increasing unemployment. Please contact the supervisor if you …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Faculty of Law
School
School of Law
Research centre(s)

Australian Centre for Health Law Research

Bio-nano technology for immune defence

A fully-functioning immune system is essential to maintain good health, though such a system deteriorates with advancing age, contributing to increased susceptibility to infection, autoimmunity, and cancer.Relatively little research has been conducted on the impact of ageing on the innate immune response, which plays a crucial role in protecting against infection and represents a first line of defence. Macrophages are central effector cells of the innate immune system and have many diverse functions. This means age-related impairments in macrophage function …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering
Research centre(s)

Developing next-generation mass spectrometry imaging with isomer resolution

Mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) is a rapidly emerging technology for mapping molecular distributions within biological samples.This project will bring together market-leading MSI instrumentation from an industry partner, Waters Corporation, with unique technologies developed at QUT to develop an integrated MSI-platform capable of achieving high mass-resolution and spatial-resolution, as well as discrimination of lipid isomers.Resolution of lipid isomers using this instrumentation will afford researchers a first glimpse of isomer-resolved images that will be used to visualise tissue-specific changes resulting from underlying …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Chemistry and Physics
Research centre(s)
Centre for Materials Science

Intravascular optical coherence tomography imaging for vulnerable atheroma detection

The sudden rupture of vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques and subsequent thrombosis formations are responsible for most acute vascular syndromes, such as myocardial infarction and stroke. Many victims who are apparently healthy die suddenly with no prior symptoms.Such deaths could be prevented through surgery or alternative medical therapy, if vulnerable plaques were identified earlier in their natural progression.While intravascular methods have been developed to visualize various features of vulnerable plaques, there is no single technique that can accurately predict plaque rupture in …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering
Research centre(s)

Hearing colour and seeing sound – switchable optoacoustic imaging agents

Optoacoustic imaging is a new medical imaging technique. It utilises laser light to excite an imaging agent, which in turn converts this light energy into heat. This heat is dissipated as a sound wave, which can be detected with an ultrasound receiver. This technique aims to overcome the minimal penetration depth of fluorescence imaging, and the lack of molecular specificity of ultrasound.In this project we are aiming to develop and synthesize intelligent imaging agents for optoacoustics, which are able to …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Chemistry and Physics
Research centre(s)
Centre for Materials Science

Patient-specific assessment of atherosclerotic plaque vulnerability: Towards a computational tool for early detection and prediction

Plaque characteristics and local haemodynamic/mechanical forces keep changing during plaque progression and rupture.Quantifying these changes and discovering the progression-stress correlation can improve our understanding of plaque progression/rupture. This will lead to a quantitative assessment tool for early detection of vulnerable plaques and prediction of possible ruptures.Our research project aims to combine medical imaging, computational modelling, phantom experiments and pathological analysis to investigate plaque progression and vulnerability to rupture in both animal models and patients with carotid stenosis.We will identify and …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering
Research centre(s)

Managing risk in healthcare programs

This study focuses on how executive teams manage risk in complex projects with a hospital environment. A multi-method study is used to identify effective and non effective projects for case analysis with observations of team meetings and interviews with decision-makers.

Study level
Master of Philosophy
Faculty
QUT Business School
School
School of Management
Research centre(s)

Engaging Australian youth with entrepreneurial thinking

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Education
School
School of Teacher Education and Leadership
Research centre(s)

Engaging recreational fishers in the management of fisheries habitats

Recreational fishing is Australia’s most popular sport and leisure activity. The number of recreational fishers in Australia is significant and they have considerable political influence. Recreational fishers also have the potential to be instrumental in successful fisheries conservation, habitat restoration and environmental stewardship efforts.We welcome research proposals which will contribute to understanding stakeholder engagement strategies for the collaborative management of fishing areas and the meaningful engagement of recreational fishers in a range of advocacy, conservation, monitoring, enforcement, and habitat restoration …

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

Financial security and ageing

Dr Kelly Purser is interested in supervising students who wish to undertake research about estate planning, financial security and ageing. Financial security as people age is something that is determined by the whole of life course, not just what people do as they near retirement. It is therefore important to consider the implications of future planning on the life able to be led 'post-retirement'. This includes not only estate planning tools such as wills and enduring documents, but also financial …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Faculty of Law
School
School of Law
Research centre(s)

Australian Centre for Health Law Research

Human rights and ageing

Dr Bridget Lewis is interested in supervising students who wish to undertake research about human rights and ageing. There has been increasing focus on the importance of recognising, promoting and protecting the human rights of older people. This has been brought into sharp focus in recent times by, for example, the COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact the supervisor if you are interested in undertaking a PhD in this area. This topic is led by the QUT School of Law within the …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Faculty of Law
School
School of Law
Research centre(s)

Australian Centre for Health Law Research

Elder financial abuse

Tina Cockburn is interested in supervising students who wish to undertake research about elder financial abuse. Elder financial abuse is a hidden but growing phenomenon within modern society. We are looking for students to undertake research into elder financial abuse, particularly in relation to the obligations of financial institutions and actors in identifying, responding to and preventing elder financial abuse. Please contact the supervisor if you are interested in undertaking a PhD in this area. This topic is led by …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Faculty of Law
School
School of Law
Research centre(s)

Australian Centre for Health Law Research

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