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Personalised decision aids to inform induction of labour and prevent stillbirth

The primary purpose of artificially inducing labour is to prevent stillbirth. However clinical guidelines are very standardised and generally recommending induction of labour at 41 weeks gestation. Clinical guidelines do not vary by ethnicity, woman's body mass index and other factors that might increase or reduce the risk of stillbirth. As a result, costly inductions may be performed unnecessarily, or too late.The aim of this project is to conduct a literature review that will inform an ethics application on risk …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Public Health and Social Work
Research centre(s)
Centre for Healthcare Transformation
Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation

Review of the CATSI Act: corporate governance and insolvency measures

In 2019, a review of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (CATSI Act) was announced by the Minister for Indigenous Australians. This review followed a Senate inquiry into the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Amendment (Strengthening Governance and Transparency) Bill 2018. This bill was aimed at reducing unnecessary regulatory burden for CATSI corporations, whilst maintaining alignment with broader corporate law and regulation.The full report of the review of the CATSI Act was published in February 2021. …

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

Evidence review of the clinical consequences of low density malaria infections

The objective of the project is to extensively review published literature to compile evidence related to the clinical consequences of asymptomatic (low density) malaria infections.This project is based at our Kelvin Grove campus.

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Public Health and Social Work
Research centre(s)

Centre for Immunology and Infection Control

Technology-enabled service provisioning in the not-for-profit sector

The Not-for-profit (NfP) sector (sometimes referred to as nonprofit sector, third sector, or social sector) encompasses a broad range of organizations that are neither commercial nor governmental. They pursue a range of public benefit purposes through service delivery, grantmaking and other activities, aimed at addressing societal issues and advancing important/ critical aspects such as health, education and social welfare. Information Systems is omnipresent, with almost every institution rapidly adopting technology in one form or other for efficiency gains, innovations and …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Information Systems
Research centre(s)
Centre for Future Enterprise

Risk factors for pressure injury development in critically ill adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Pressure injuries (PIs) create a significant burden in the health care system. Up to 49% of critically ill patients develop PIs. Identifying and understanding potential risk factors is essential to the provision of effective targeted prevention strategies to mitigate risk. The objectives of this review are to:identify patient-centred clinical factors that may be associated with PI development in adult intensive caredetermine the effect size of the association between identified factors and PI development.The systematic review will synthesise existing knowledge and …

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

How do households dispose of medication?

It is likely that every household would have some surplus medicines that are no longer required by the person who originally took them. Some countries have schemes for return of medicines for appropriate disposal while others do not. Inappropriate disposal of medicines can lead to environmental pollution or if stored, may lead to incorrect dispensing to other family members or friends.This project aims to review the available literature on disposal of medicines from households. This includes searching for literature on …

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

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