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Ecological interactions in Antarctic ecosystems

Antarctic and sub-Antarctic terrestrial ecosystems are dominated by mosses, lichens, invertebrates and some vascular plants. Marine vertebrates (penguins, seals, seabirds) also play an important role in driving terrestrial processes. All these species are influenced by many environmental and biotic factors, including interactions between species. Determining the impacts of climatic and environmental change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic biodiversity requires greater understanding of these interactions.Ecological data on species interactions and the drivers of these interactions are an essential part of Antarctic and …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Biology and Environmental Science
Research centre(s)
Centre for Data Science
Centre for the Environment

Evaluation of the provision of nurse practitioner telehealth services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People during the COVID-19 pandemic

In adapting to provide socially distanced healthcare, the Australian Government encouraged the use of telehealth consultations in circumstances where face to face consultations could be avoided. Several tranches of new and temporary telehealth Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item numbers were implemented, initially expiring on 30th September 2020, and then extended until further notice. For nurse practitioners, four telehealth items and four telephone items were established that mirrored the original four, face to face time-based, MBS items available to privately practicing …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Nursing

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Research Placement (VRES Scheme)

Available to current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Business and/or Law students interested in completing a winter research placement in the Faculty of Business and Law. This program allows students to better understand the role of research and its role as an effective approach to developing solutions to complex problems. Students work alongside academics on research projects, developing critical thinking and research skills transferable to a wide range of careers.Key details$2,000 honorarium (stipend/scholarship).Flexible-delivery under academic supervision (set your own days).Dedicated …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Management

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander food and nutrition projects

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples suffer disproportionally from diet-related conditions in Australia. Much current research is deficit based, however this body of work aims to be strengths based. Research projects could include, but are not limited to:a descriptive/explorative of food literacy among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people using an assets based framework exploring positive deviants.a food sovereignty project to describe Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander foodways. This could be applied to a particular nation group. It could be …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Summer VRES Program

OpportunityFour Summer VRES positions specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander QUT Business School students working on an immersive research project. This research will allow students to better understand the role of research and its role as an effective approach to developing solutions to complex problems.Key details$2,000.00 honorariumflexible-delivery under academic supervision (set your own days)independent or group-based delivery experience80-100 hoursno prior research experience requiredKey Benefitswork closely with academics and the QUT Business School Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Groupprofessional …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Management

PneuMatters: Preventing early-onset pneumonia in high-risk children through maternal immunisation - a study in Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Māori, or Pacific Islander infants

The PneuMatters study is evaluating the efficacy of a pneumococcal vaccine in preventing pneumonia in the first 12 months of life in high-risk infants whose mothers received the vaccine while pregnant. The study is being conducted in Darwin, South-East Queensland and Malaysia. Participants are recruited in antenatal clinics and are followed until the baby turns 12 months of age.Australian participants must be pregnant with infants who will be identified as either Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Māori, or Pacific Islander. This …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Public Health and Social Work

Re-imagining community leadership programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people

This project is working with LeadershipFit to re-imagine community leadership development and advance the leadership aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in community health settings, through Indigenous-led intergenerational knowledge translation mechanisms.Intergenerational transfer of leadership knowledge, wisdom and practices can further improve the health and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, having them more actively involved in the process of co-designed and co-led decision-making within their families, organisations and communities.The research team will work collaboratively …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Management

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