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How do we find what we are looking for in a visual scene?

Our everyday environment contains lots of objects, but we need to find what we are looking for out of the cluttered environment, and we often need to do so quickly. If you miss an obstacle on the road while driving, for example, its consequence can be grave.Luckily, our visual system (or, more generally, attentional system) can use various cues to facilitate this search.This project will investigate what cues the visual and attentional system uses, and how they affect behavioural and …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Psychology and Counselling

Travellers' perceptions of short break holiday destinations

Brisbane residents are spoiled by choice of short break holiday destinations within a comfortable drive. This topic offers participation in an ongoing project monitoring perceptions held by Brisbane residents (since 2003) of the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Northern NSW, Fraser Coast and Bundaberg North Burnett. For each of these destinations, the Brisbane market represents the largest source of visitors, and understanding consumer perceptions represents important marketing research for the destination marketing orgnisations.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
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An insight view on board faultlines: company secretaries' perception of board faultlines, their effect on board performance and strategies to increase board cohesiveness

According to faultline theory, imposing board diversity criteria on corporate board can split the board into subgroups, which negatively impact on board performance by reducing effective communication between directors, instigating frictions and negative group dynamics. The role of the company secretary has been found to be pivotal in managing information blows and brokering meaningful relationships between board members. Company secretaries are therefore in a key position to provide insights into what can potentially cause frictions on boards and offer guidance …

Study level
Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Accountancy

Qualitative study of the perceptions of accessing healthcare for women experiencing domestic and family violence.

The aim of this project is to explore the perceptions of women who have experienced domestic and family violence, in seeking access to healthcare. This small study will be a valuable addition to an existing study being conducted in collaboration with researchers at the School of Nursing and Micah Projects, Brisbane. The existing study is an evaluation of a novel the domestic violence nurse-led specialist service. The study aims to understand the impact of the nurse led service on access …

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

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