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Be active - increasing asylum seeker and refugee participation in community-based physical activity programs

Project code:PHSW03Project aims and objectives:This project has three key aims:Conduct an environmental scan of community-based physical activity programs delivered Brisbane wide and identify service delivery agencies currently supporting asylum seeker and refugee communities residing in Brisbane;Identify the key barriers and enablers to asylum seeker and refugees to participate in community-based physical activity programs;Propose a series of recommendations to address the findings of the project aims 1 and 2 to increase participation rates amongst this group of residents who experience greater …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Public Health and Social Work
Research centre(s)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Engagement Strategy

Project code:PHSW02Area of Research:Health ServicesProject aims and objectives:As part of the Faculty of Health Corporate Review, a prospectus is being developed outlining the processes of effective and appropriate culturally safe community engagement for researchers. This VRES project continues on from the 2019 VRES whereby a community engagement prospectus was started.Project methodology and resources:Some reviewing of literature and continued development of a prospectus.Location of research:Work from home.Prior knowledge/skills:Previous experience with writing literature reviews is preferred.Access/resources:Access to supervisor. The student can work …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Public Health and Social Work
Research centre(s)

Community and Public Health Nutrition Workforce

The training of a specialised community and public health nutrition (CPHN) workforce assumes they are optimally placed to address food and nutrition issues at a population and community level. However, concomitant with the rise of diet as the leading risk factor contributing to the burden of disease in Australia, has been a dramatic disinvestment in this workforce. Permanent, full time nutritionist positions embedded in communities or population settings are few. If an organisation invests in a nutrition intervention it is …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Research centre(s)

Digital community engagement: how do organisations use digital technologies for community engagement?

'Engagement' describes practices an organisation undertakes to build stakeholder relationships and respond to the social opinion environment. These practices build on individual-level engagement to facilitate stakeholder and community connection, participation, and involvement across and within organisational boundaries and stakeholder networks. This study seeks to understand the role and characteristics of digital technologies in enabling engagement.Please note: This topic illustrates the type of projects these supervisors are interested in. Given the background of the supervisors, this topic takes a public relations …

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

Social and cultural dimensions of mining: industry, government, workers and community

Mining in Australia is big business, big news, highly diversified and highly complex. It is part of our collective history and culture, has substantial, wide-ranging and uneven impacts on contemporary everyday life in Australia including work and social reproduction, shapes the landscape and our senses of place and informs our potential futures.It is not only an important object of study but is also an excellent empirical lens through which to understand, for example, gender in organisations, uneven geographies of production …

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

Stakeholder management in community projects

This study focuses on how project managers experience stakeholders and their perceptions of project effectiveness in building large community infrastructure.  A constructivist approach is taken to gather dialogue from project managers and to interpret issues and actions.

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

Cherbourg Aboriginal Community Healing Space

The Healing Space project was initiated by the Barambah Local Justice Group (BLJG) from the Cherbourg Aboriginal Community. It involves co-designing a dedicated space where community members can find solace during and after Sorry Business.The urgency of this project is prioritised, given the ongoing experiences of youth suicides. Cherbourg epitomises Australia’s history and continuing legacies of Indigenous dispossession, displacement, violence and disempowerment, framed through a narrative of scientific racism and terra nullius. Community-led, co-designed projects, however, are transforming colonial discourses, …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Creative Industries Faculty
School
School of Creative Practice
Research centre(s)

Strain-level characterisation and visualisation of microbial communities associated with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic, relapsing inflammatory disorder driven by complex interactions between environmental, microbial and immune-mediated factors. An unfavourable shift in gut microbiome composition, known as dysbiosis, is now considered a key feature of IBD, however it is unclear how specific microorganisms and their interactions with host cells contribute to disease onset and progression. Previous IBD studies have been largely limited to older sequencing methods with low resolution. Furthermore, these studies have predominantly focused on bacterial populations, …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Biomedical Sciences
Research centre(s)

Comprehensive strain-level characterisation of microbial communities associated with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic, relapsing inflammatory disorder driven by complex interactions between environmental, microbial and immune-mediated factors1,2. An unfavourable shift in gut microbiome composition, known as dysbiosis, is now considered a key feature of IBD 2-5, however it is unclear how specific microorganisms and their interactions with host cells contribute to disease onset and progression. Previous IBD studies have been largely limited to older sequencing methods with low phylogenetic and functional resolution. Furthermore, these studies have predominantly …

Study level
Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Biomedical Sciences
Research centre(s)

Asylum Circle: QUT-Communify collaborative participatory action research

Project code:PSYC02Area of research:Behavioural Neuroscience and Mental HealthProject aims and objectives:Asylum Circle is part of Communify Qld Multicultural Programs and contributes to the support of people seeking asylum. QUT and Communify have collaborated extensively over the past 5 years on various research and advocacy activities. The summer 2020-21 VRES intern will be involved in evaluating current housing options and opportunities for women on temporary protection visas in the greater Brisbane area.Project methodology and resources:The 2020-21 summer VRES intern will be …

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

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