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Exploring engagement within and about corporate social responsibility

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is widely considered standard business practice, with many understanding CSR to be a stakeholder-driven construct (i.e. CSR is influenced by organisational stakeholders). This would suggest that organisations need to engage with stakeholders to determine what is or is not a socially responsible behaviour.This thesis would test the Devin & Lane (2014) conceptual model of engagement to determine how CSR engagement occurs in practice.Please note: This topic illustrates the type of projects these supervisors are interested in. …

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

Learning with agents and avatars in virtual reality

Immersive interfaces enhance learning experiences by placing learners into a specific, authentic-feeling context with multisensory experiences.Good games excel at teaching players the skills required to play the game. Players are then tested on the comprehension and application of these skills playfully yet systematically in such authentic contexts.Gameful design is the process of applying the principles that makes games engaging and motivating to non-game settings.This project will explore:relevant theories and principles as a lens to apply game design principles into virtual …

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

Physiological measures of the video game play experience

Video game players experience deep levels of engagement and cognitive activity when playing. Understanding how to measure this experience (engagement, immersion and/or cognitive activity) will influence the design of more immersive virtual environments (both games and non-entertainment software such as that used for training) and will help us to understand the positive and negative impacts of playing video games.A number of physiological measures are now affordable and applicable in this space:Functional Near-Infared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) can measure oxygen levels in the …

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

Youth Advocacy for Peace and Security

In locations most affected by violence, young people disproportionately bear the consequences of conflict, underdevelopment, injustice, and forced displacement. They also are often seen as the problem, rather than part of the solution, which leads to youth being shut out of political and civic spaces. This project will explore youth-led advocacy currently taking place which responds to this persistent exclusion. Young people have long been advocating, developing and implementing positive practices to build more secure and peaceful societies, yet continue …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Law
School
School of Justice
Research centre(s)
Centre for Justice

How is engagement used to influence and shape public opinion in consumer organisations?

The trend to a more socially inclusive and responsive form of organisational decision-making reflects an increasing belief that engaging a community for specific programs can lead to better organisational and social outcomes.While community engagement has strongly featured in government public relations and communication practice, a recent trend noted in marketing communication practice is to incorporate the broader concept of social or community engagement as a key communication strategy. There is little evidence in the literature to provide clarity to this …

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

The role of engagement in creating shared value

Creating shared value is the new buzzword in management literature, and is positioned as the new corporate social responsibility. This project seeks to explore how engagement is used to create and shape an understanding of organisational shared value.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 perspective that is based on communication and relationships. It is not attached to a funded project.Required skills …

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

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)

Interactive Learning Environments for STEM and Environmental Education

Many organisations create interactive learning environments for STEM and Environmental Education (e.g. Water authorise, regional councils, museums, universities). The research is often focused on behaviour change as learning outcomes can be difficult to assess in informal settings. The aim of this project is to investigate the features of interactive learning environments for STEM and Environmental Education that have implications for learning, engagement and behaviour change. This research will contribute to the creation of an interaction and immersion framework for STEM …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Education
School
School of Teacher Education and Leadership
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)

Exploring the impact of power on engagement

Engagement is considered a necessary part of organisational practice. While stakeholder demands for authentic engagement may address stakeholder-held views of perceived organisation-stakeholder power deficits, understanding how power dynamics impact the process and outcomes of engagement is not well understood. This research responds to this gap in knowledge.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 perspective that is based on communication and relationships. …

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

Partnering with Health Consumers: Conceptualizing and Measuring Health Engagement

In Australia healthcare facilities are required to ‘partner with consumers’ to improve service experiences. To meet this accreditation requirement, a new type of healthcare management professional, referred to as an engagement advisor, is emerging alongside existing patient advocates. As boundary spanners between healthcare facilities and consumers, the capabilities of health engagement professionals and their understanding of health engagement are critical to the success of consumer partnering.Commensurate with current healthcare engagement research, this study will gather data from consumers, healthcare staff …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
QUT Business School
School
School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
Research centre(s)

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