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Exercise in extreme environments

A number of projects are currently being undertaken by the E3 Lab.These projects investigate the influence of extreme environmental conditions on exercise and work performance.The E3 research laboratory is well equipped to answer how the environment affects human thermoregulatory performance.This project is based at QUT Kelvin Grove campus.

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

In-silico clinical trials to assess implant performance after shoulder joint replacement

The challenge of conducting a clinical trial to test the performance of joint replacement prosthetics in-vivo results in an expensive and risky lead time for the development of new implant designs. Computational methods have the potential to significantly improve the workflow of implant design via in-silico clinical trials.Anatomical variation in bone morphology across populations also presents a challenge, and new prosthetics will need to be offered in a variety of shapes and sizes to maximise their suitability for a diverse …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
School
School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering
Research centre(s)
Centre for Biomedical Technologies

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

Compensation consultants: Whom do they serve? New evidence on pay for performance

It is common that companies routinely retain compensation consultants to provide guidance in setting executive pay packages. Most importantly, they offer recommendations about formulating appropriate compensation contracts for top management. Research shows that the size and structure of CEO compensation packages significantly affect firm performance (known as pay-for-performance) and, in particular, excessive CEO compensation is associated with the destruction of shareholder wealth. It is, therefore, interesting to investigate whether the use of compensation consultants actually benefits shareholders (e.g. improve firm …

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

Corporate social and environmental performance information and related accountability practices

Due to stakeholder attention, companies are increasingly disclosing social and environmental performance information within their annual and corporate social responsibility (CSR) reports. OutcomesThis study will investigate whether these disclosures reflect real performance, and thereby create accountability practices by corporations. Both Australian and international companies are the focus of this project.The project considers both qualitative and quantitative methods.

Study level
Master of Philosophy
Faculty
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School
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Research centre(s)
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Measuring higher education performance: a global comparisons using network data envelopment analysis

The research objective focuses on comparing the top 100 universities (according to the Times Higher Education) from 2010 to 2020. The objective of the project is fourfold. First, to derive appropriate research outputs per university. Second, employ a Network DEA approach to identify (in)efficiencies within the network. Third, to measure productivity change of universities using the Fare-Primont index. Fourth, to determine sources of (in)efficiencies and productivity.This project is both theoretical and applied. The applicant should possess strong mathematical and computational …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Economics and Finance

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