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Social media / online communities and healthcare

How do online communities provide peer support for those with chronic illness, health conditions, or undergoing recovery from substance abuse?Platforms that connect networks together unleashing latent capacity are becoming commonplace. Examples of these include the personal transportation sector with Uber and the accomodation sector with AirBnB. These sectors are being reshaped by online communities providing peer-to-peer services and co-creating value.This research will investigate the role of online communities in providing peer-to-peer services in the healthcare context. …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Information Systems

Robots and Digital Agents in Health and Wellbeing Settings

Increasingly digital agents and robots are playing a role in our health care system. Key questions remain about how people respond to non-human entities in health settings. This program of research aims to explore a range of issues in this space:When do people treat agents and robots as though they are human?Which topics are people comfortable disclosing to digital agents and robots?What features of digital agents and robots make them feel more trustworthy, friendly, believable, etc? …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Earth, Environmental and Biological Sciences

Stochastic modelling for computational medicine

We are offering opportunities to conduct research into two areas of computational medicine:The stochastic mathematical modelling of individual level health behaviour decisions. This includes smoking, exercise and medical help, and their impact on long-term quality and length of life.The notion of conformational spread. This is a new model for how information might propagate stochastically though physical networks of biomolecules in order to produce coherent behaviour from apparently random processes with particular applications to brain signal generation and processing. …

Study level
Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Mathematical Sciences

SleepBeta: a mobile app to improve sleep habits amongst students

Sleep, together with healthy diet and exercise, is a key pillar for a healthy lifestyle. It is important to feeling well and to performing well at university.However, students often have unhealthy sleep habits due to stress caused by exams, leisure activities and work commitments.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Designing technology to promote physical activity in families with young children

The aim of this project is to engage with families with young children to design technologies that promote physical activity spread across the day. To promote healthy growth and development, children aged 1-5 years should be physically active for at least three hours each day. This may include running, jumping and playful activities. In this project we will explore how parents currently promote an active lifestyle, the technologies that they use, and the obstacles they may face to find the …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Designing mobile technology to engage people with diabetic foot ulcers in self-care

Every day in Australia, 50,000 people are suffering with a diabetic foot ulcer (DFU), 1,000 are in hospital because of DFU, 12 will undergo an amputation and four people will die with DFU. People with a DFU typically require frequent and intensive weekly treatment at a multi-disciplinary diabetic foot clinic to effectively heal their DFU over a period of multiple months, to avoid infection, hospitalisation and amputation. A key challenge to healing DFUs is effectively engaging people in their independent …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Substitute decision-making and supported decision-making laws

Shih-Ning is interested in talking to students with interests in the following areas:Guardianship and substitute decision-makingSupported decision-making laws and practiceHealth decisions by and for those with decision-making impairments

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Queensland University of Technology
Lead unit
Australian Centre for Health Law Research

Children's health law

Shih-Ning is interested in talking to students with interests in the following areas:Consent to treatmentSpecial medical proceduresParental decision-making in health careBioethicsAssisted reproductive technologyPre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and embryo selectionChildren as tissue donors

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Law
Lead unit
Australian Centre for Health Law Research

End of life decision making

Ben is interested in talking to students who wish to undertake research in the following topics:End of life decision makingEuthanasia and assisted suicideWithholding and withdrawing life sustaining treatmentAdvance care planningAdult guardianshipConsent to medical treatment

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Law
Lead unit
Australian Centre for Health Law Research

Applied and Behavioural Economics in Health

The project requires students who are part of a health organisation and are in a position to conduct surveys and/or economic experiments in their organisation.The broad objective of the proposed project is to increase understanding of attitude towards health, healthcare and health behaviour of patients and providers. The overarching question that we would like to answer is how to improve health of our citizens, and how we can apply the insights from behavioural economics to achieve this outcome. …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
QUT Business School
Lead unit
School of Economics and Finance

Human-centred design of medical selfies and patient generated health data

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

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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
Lead unit
School of Accountancy

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