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Private Health Insurance

Recent commentary from the ACCC, consumer groups, State Health Departments in the media report:very significant increases in private health insurance premiumsreductions in the scope of coversale of products unsuited to the insureds in question (for example, sale of maternity/pregnancy products to retirees while excluding medical conditions like to manifest in the particular age groups targeted).Given the importance of private health insurance in Australia there is considerable scope to:analyse the changes to the scope of health insurance coverprocure data relative to …

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

Fighting slime with nitroxides and polymers

Biofilms, more commonly recognised as slime, are complex communities of microorganisms, which provide these creatures with a niche where they are able to flourish in conditions where they might not normally survive.Because of this enhanced survivability, bacterial biofilms show enhanced resistance to disinfectant and antibiotic treatment, and are the cause of nearly three quarters of hospital-acquired infections. Nitroxides, molecules that possess a stabilised free radical, are able to disperse these biofilms and make them susceptible to treatment.Our research group is …

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

Substitute decision-making and supported decision-making laws

Associate Professor Shih-Ning Then is interested in talking to students with interests in the areas of guardianship and substitute decision-making, supported decision-making laws and practice, or healthy decisions by and for those with decision-making impairments.

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

Australian Centre for Health Law Research

Voluntary Assisted Dying

Ben White is interested in supervising PhD students in the area of voluntary assisted dying. Voluntary assisted dying is now legal in Victoria with Western Australia's law due to commence in mid-2021. Other Australian states look set to follow with a Queensland Parliamentary Committee recommending reform and Bills regularly introduced into other state parliaments. These new laws and their implementation provide fertile ground for PhD research. The Australian Centre for Health Law Research is undertaking a program of research looking …

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

Australian Centre for Health Law Research

The interconnected nature of health information systems

The healthcare industry, once recognised as being a technology laggard is now in the midst of a digital transformation. They are now faced with a mass of systems some inter-connected and some disjoint each contributing different data, some of which is conflicting.This makes it challenging for informed decisions to be made by clinicians. It also has the potential to limit deeper insights into medical diagnoses.Thus there is a need to comprehensively understand these systems, the data they generate and how …

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

Voluntary assisted dying, medical practitioners and conscientious objection

Should legislation permitting Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) provide medical practitioners with a right to conscientiously object to VAD and, if so, what should the scope of that right be?Should it include a right not to give a person asking about VAD any information about it? In Victoria the legislation provides an unrestricted right to conscientiously object whereas in Western Australia the right to object is qualified by a requirement to give the patient information about VAD. Which position is most …

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

Australian Centre for Health Law Research

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)

End of life decision making

Professor Ben White is interested in talking to students who wish to undertake research in the topics of end of life decision making, euthanasia and assisted suicide, withholding and withdrawing life sustaining treatment, advance care planning, adult guardianship or consent to medical treatment.

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

Australian Centre for Health Law Research

Medical selfies and patient generated health data

Smartphones and wearable technologies provide exciting opportunities for patients and health professionals to transform healthcare.Patients can benefit from photos (“medical selfies”) taken on their smartphone to record a condition that they want to discuss with a health professional. Wearable devices allow patients to semi-automatically collect data about their physical activity, sleep, mood, diet, etc.This data can help patients to better understand a health concern, its underlying causes and the impact of treatments.Clinicians, on the other hand, can benefit from medical …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Computer Science
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)

Voluntary Assisted Dying and Depression

Voluntary assisted dying (VAD) is a topic that attracts significant debate, especially so as a number of jurisdictions, including Queensland, consider its legalisation. One issue that has caused controversy is whether VAD should be available for people suffering from mental illnesses. Critics of VAD argue that it will lead to vulnerable people ending their lives unnecessarily. In particular, it is argued that people suffering depression will be likely to seek, and in some cases, be given access to VAD, but …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Law
School
School of Law
Research centre(s)

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

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