Filter by faculty:

Found 12 matching student topics

Displaying 1–12 of 12 results

Investigating Visitor Centres for STEM and Environmental Education

Investigating Visitor Centres for STEM And Environmental Education is rarely considered in terms of new models for use of the built environment, and decision-makers lack a reliable knowledge base for aligning their education, digital and physical space decisions. Decision-makers need to effectively integrate an understanding of pedagogic and scholarly activities with space and technology, as well as the needs of funders and the broader community. In this project we aim to understand the design of productive visitor centres for STEM …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Education
School
School of Teacher Education and Leadership
Research centre(s)

The health of Queenslanders: translating knowledge using creative design

Project code:CHT04Area of research:Healthy Lifestyles (Centre for Healthcare Transformation)Project aims and objectives:This project is a joint project with the Preventive Health Branch at Queensland Health. The VRES student will use data from various population health datasets to develop and evaluate a suite of resources that translate key messages on population health and healthy lifestyles in Queensland.The project will be a unique experience that involves both academic and government health department exposure. It will provide a solid understanding of the critical …

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

NHMRC Idea Grant: Intergenerational Living and Learning Models

This research project acts upon recommendations from the Inquiry into the Quality of Care and Residential Aged Care in Australia IQCRAC (2018) by developing an inter-generational model for senior living within school campuses in consultation with industry partners. The project differs from existing programs by establishing an economic policy-driven 'shared campus facilities and services' approach which is person-centred, health focused and socially inclusive. The model intends to be translatable across diverse Australian contexts, from urban realms where land is limited, …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Creative Industries Faculty
School
School of Design
Research centre(s)

Design Lab

Care in Correction: Promoting Health in Australian Prisons

Half of Australia’s prison population have a disability. Correctional facilities have an opportunity to help people who require health care to recover, and by doing so, increase their likelihood of living independently and not re-offending. International examples show that the incorporation of health facilities into correctional facilities has been beneficial not only to prisoners themselves but to general public health practices as well.This has been especially the case for First Nations peoples in incarceration in Canada and New Zealand. Existing …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Creative Industries Faculty
School
School of Design
Research centre(s)

Design Lab

Design, Simulation and Implementation of a Reliable PV Fault Detection Technique

Faults in any elements such as modules, lines, DC-DC converters and DC-AC inverters of photovoltaic (PV) systems can impact the reliability of the system and exacerbate the efficiency. Some other faults such as ground-fault might lead to significant issues such as the risk of fire. Therefore, it is crucial to investigate and detect the faults in the PV system and prescribe the appropriate actions.The supervisory team is looking for passionate students who are keen to conduct an overarching review and …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Electrical Engineering and Robotics
Research centre(s)

Centre for Clean Energy Technologies and Practices

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)

Bushfire design of residential buildings

This project aims to investigate the bushfire performance of residential buildings in the bushfire prone areas of Australia. This includes a detailed review of:bushfire characteristicsradiant and convective heat ratestype and materials used to construct bushfire safe housesstructural and fire performance of external wall and roof panelsstructural design requirementstesting procedures.This comprehensive review will contribute towards developing conceptual models and design methods of external wall and roof systems for residential buildings in bushfire zones. …

Study level
Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research centre(s)

Optimising sampling design for model discrimination of coral reef recovery

Natural disturbances including severe storms and bleaching events have devastating impacts on the Great Barrier Reef's health. Unfortunately, the increasing pressures associated with climate change are causing these disturbances to occur more frequently, for a longer duration and with more intensity.It's essential to understand the recovery dynamics between major disturbances so we can manage the health of the Great Barrier Reef under increased environmental pressures. Many studies modelling reef recovery assume a specific form for the growth dynamics. However, the …

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

Reimagining Aged-care Furniture: A cradle to cradle approach through mass customisation

Reimagining Aged-care Furniture: A cradle to cradle approach through mass customisationAdvancements in robotic manufacturing processes present new opportunities for the realisation of aged care furniture, but require research in design and fabrication, end-user input, product lifecycle management and materials research. Addressing IFE’s Centre for a Waste Free World, this project aims to pilot a cradle to cradle approach to reimagine aged care furniture by creating a user-centered design to fabrication workflow in collaboration with industry partners Healthcraft Furniture, UAP, and …

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

Design Lab

Bio-inspired design to create strong and toughness composites

A fundamental challenge when designing materials for mechanical use is to attain both strength and toughness in one body. Conventional metallic materials generally have relatively large plasticity due to having a massive population of microstructural defects and effective plastic deformation mechanism. This has been exploited for fabricating tolerant (toughness) materials for structural applications. However, these structural defects render the materials relatively low strength and a low load-bearing capability. In contrast, ceramics and intermetallic compounds have higher strengths, owing to their …

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)

Professional designers and enterprise development: pathways, patterns and priorities

Research tasksDuring this research, you'll:complete a brief literature review on entrepreneurial business and designuse a database of professional designers to interview designers who have developed new enterprises, regarding entrepreneurial activities, market creation, enablers and barriers to enterprise development and sustainabilitycarry out a content analysis of interviews using thematic analysis and drafting of results in a research report.Research skillsThrough this research, you'll develop skills in:literature searches using key wordsconducting critical literature reviewsinterviewing with semi-structured interviewsthematic analysisreport drafting.Expected outcomesOutcomes of this research …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
QUT Business School
School
School of Management
Research centre(s)

‘race for the surface’: designing the next generation antimicrobial biomaterials

When a biomaterial is implanted into the body and bacteria get into the implantation site, both the bacteria and tissue cells actively seek to establish their colonization on the biomaterial surface. This process, called ‘the race for the surface’ by Anthony Gristina in 1987, is still a subject of intense investigation. It is generally accepted that a biomaterial’s success in integrating with the body depends on if tissue cells win or the bacteria win the race. However, evidence from the …

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

Page 1 of 1