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Climate vulnerability of nut and pulse food systems in Australia

Arable land, water resources and biodiversity are under pressure from increased human populations and resource needs. On top of that, natural and agri-food systems are rapidly changing due to natural disturbances, with climate change likely to increase the impacts of extreme events like drought and wildfire.With climate change, negative impacts on agriculture are predicted with disruptions to food supply; many ecosystems have already been impacted by increased frequency and severity of extreme fire events; coral reefs will be threatened by …

Study level
Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Biology and Environmental Science
Research centre(s)
Centre for Agriculture and the Bioeconomy
Centre for the Environment

Developing predictive models, methods and analytics for complex sports data

A 3-year strategic partnership on sports data science between the Centre for Data Science (CDS), the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and the Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) was launched in the past few months. With a drive towards data informed decision making across the high performance sports network nationally, a number of collaborative, interdisciplinary research and scholarship opportunities ranging from VRES, to honours, masters and PhD have developed.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Mathematical Sciences
Research centre(s)
Centre for Data Science

Risk management and financial systems integrity. Enhancing outcomes for indigenous not-for-profit organisations

This topic examines the NFP sector, in particular, indigenous organisations and the risk associated with incidents of fraud. As funding to these organisations is limited, a fraudulent event can have dire consequences on employees as well as impact future funding opportunities. Scant attention has been paid to the NFP sector in relation to fraud risk management. The study will help to address this.If you are interested in researching this topic as part of a Master of Philosophy (Accountancy), and you …

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

Bushfire building risk assessment using drones

The project will investigate the feasibility of using drones to conduct bushfire risk assessments for buildings. It involves:learning about data capturing and analysis technique and methodsconducting field scale study and risk analyses for buildings in bushfire-prone areas.We're looking for civil engineering students with interest in:advanced technologydata analysestechnical writing.

Study level
Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
School
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Sharing economy - risk management and exit

The growth of the sharing economy has important implications for the financial well-being of many millions of individuals. Airbnb alone has more than 6 million listings around the world, an increase of more than 1 million in the last year. While this rapid growth has seen favourable conditions for these, no market has limitless growth. Recent disruption caused by COVID-19 in particular has significantly impacted on the industry. We are interested to how Airbnb hosts deal with market downturns, and …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Management
Research centre(s)
Centre for Future Enterprise
Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research

Contributions and risks of smart urban technology-driven approaches to sustainable development

The prospects of smart urban technologies range from expanding infrastructure capacity to generating new services, from reducing emissions to engaging the public, from minimising human errors to improved decision-making, and from supporting sustainable development to improving performances of commercial enterprises and cities. The most popular technologies in the context of cities include, but are not limited to:internet-of-things (IoT)autonomous vehicles (AV)Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS)bigdata5G/6Groboticsblockchaincloud computing3D printingaugmented and virtual reality (AR/VR)digital twinsartificial intelligence (AI).These disruptive technologies are critical in transforming our cities into smarter …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
School
School of Architecture and Built Environment

TRAP: Translation into practice of tools for risk assessment for healing and prevention of venous leg ulcers

Approximately 30% of venous leg ulcers (VLUs) fail to respond to evidence-based treatments and remain unhealed; while after healing, 60–70% of ulcers recur. Currently most clinicians use only their experience to identify patients with VLUs at high risk of failure to heal or recurrence after healing.To address this problem objectively, this project team has developed and validated two risk assessment tools to identify patients at high risk of failure to heal or ulcer recurrence. A prospective, multi-site study has demonstrated …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Nursing

Forecasting disease spread risk based on human movement patterns

This project aims to forecast the risk of infectious disease spread, such as COVID-19 and dengue, based on human movement patterns. We'll use multiple data sources that describe people movement in order to understand individual and population level mobility patterns, and use empirical disease case data to model the effect of movement on the spread of disease.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Computer Science

Identifying individuals at high risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Dementia is the greatest cause of disability in Australians over the age of 65 years. In the absence of a significant medical breakthrough, more than $6.4 million Australians will be diagnosed with dementia in the next 40 years. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease (AD), accounting for 60-80% of cases. The pathogenic process of AD begins decades prior to the clinical onset, so it is likely that treatments need to begin early in the disease process to …

Study level
Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Biomedical Sciences

The interplay between environmental and genetic risk factors in the etiology of mental health disorders

Mental health disorders (e.g., depression, anxiety, substance use) are the leading cause of global disease burden in the young adult population. Twin and family studies show that both genetic and environmental factors play a large role in the aetiology of these disorders. The Translational Neurogenomics group aims to identify genetic risk factors for a range of mental health and substance use disorders, and investigate the interplay between genetic and environmental risk factors.UK Biobank is a major national and international health …

Study level
Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Biomedical Sciences
Research centre(s)
Centre for Genomics and Personalised Health

Young driver road safety - training to reduce risk taking (CARR03)

Young people are over-represented in road crash fatalities and serious injuries. Driver training provided by professional instructors is delivered in an ad-hoc way focused on passing the on-road test without attention to long-term safety-critical skills. In order to upskill instructors, it is critical to understand what is best practice in training instructors. This project addresses this issue.The VRES project is looking for applicants interested in practical research and working with international researchers and practitioners who are collaborating on this review …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Psychology and Counselling
Research centre(s)

Centre for Future Mobility/CARRSQ

Culture and corruption risks in local government: the role of technology in detecting fraud

A recent investigation by the Crime and Misconduct Commission found serious fraud and corruption across a number of Queensland city councils. This included inappropriate relationships between the Council and the private sector, in particular property developers and improper use of power and influence for personal benefit by elected councilors.This project investigates how council employees and councillors avoid detection under existing accounting controls, and how they can be strengthened. We will focus on the latest technologies for detecting financial misconduct and …

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

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