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Estimation of intramuscular fat content using ultrasound advanced imaging modalities

BackgroundThe increase in obesity prevalence is a major health concern in most developed countries. It has been suggested that increase in adiposity levels imposes a serious medical, social, economic, and psychological burden to society. In general, higher levels of body fat is strongly associated with higher rates of hypertension, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, depression and lower quality of life. Thus, obesity can directly cause a great impact on health care utilization and cost.The type and location of fat storage …

Study level
Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering

Macroeconomic implications of household choices of fertility, education and health

Modern macroeconomic models of growth and development are built on choices at the household level. Other than consumption, households exhibit differing preferences over number of children, how much they want to invest in children’s education and health, how much they want to save for their own retirement, etc.This project focuses on the implications of these choices for growth and distribution of income. In addition, the project examines the effect of various government policies, such as policies relating to childhood health, …

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

Improving quality of diffusion MRI: detection of motion artefacts

Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) can provide valuable insight into microstructural properties of the brain white matter in health and disease. However, obtaining high-quality diffusion MRI data is challenging because of relatively long acquisition times and the patients’ inability to remain still for this length of time. Diffusion MRI data is particularly prone to artefacts caused by motion due to head movement and cardiac pulsation. These artefacts need to be detected and corrected to provide accurate measures of microstructure.In this …

Study level
Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering

Digital manufacturing and 3-D printing applications for biomanufacturing

This project will focus on digital manufacturing applications for improving healthcare in aged population.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering

Financial abuse of the elderly and access to justice

Elder abuse is topical with the recent Australian Law Reform Commission Inquiry and Final Report into the growing incidents of elder abuse both in Australia, and internationally.Compounding the rise in incidents is the rate of ageing - we are living longer but are often unable to continue to manage our finances, and vulnerable to financial abuse.This project seeks to explore the incidents of elder financial abuse in Australia, with a focus on the ability to access 'justice'. The research will …

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

Capacity, wills and enduring powers of attorney

Kelly is interested in talking to students who wish to undertake research on the following topics:CapacityWillsEnduring powers of attorneyAdvance health directivesEstate planningEquity and trustsSuccessionTherapeutic jurisprudence

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

Waste to wealth

This project relates to the conversion of waste products from the mining industry into useful products.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering

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