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Epigenetic regulation of non-coding RNAs in hypoxic tumours

At the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood (Lifeblood) we collect, screen and manufacture blood components for clinical use. Innovative and imaginative research and development (R&D) is fundamental for the success of Lifeblood, supporting core activities, removing risk and adding value. The role of R&D’s world class researchers is to conduct leading edge research, continually scanning the horizon for new and emerging opportunities or threats and facilitating the translation of research outcomes to the blood transfusion community and the broader health and …

Study level
Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Biomedical Sciences
Research centre(s)

3D Bioprinting in Cancer Research

Interested in 3D Bioprinting? Care about improving our understanding of cancer pathogenesis? Then this opportunity is for you!   The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and industry partner Gelomics Pty Ltd are seeking competitive candidates to apply for a PhD scholarship (AU $34,013 per annum) in 3D Bioprinting & Cancer Research. 

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering
Research centre(s)

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
Research centre(s)

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
QUT Business School
School
School of Accountancy
Research centre(s)

Culture and financial corruption risks in Local Government

Local governments plays an important role in the lives of everyday Queenslander's. However, a recent investigation into local government by the Crime and Misconduct Commission found widespread governance and integrity failures and corruption by local Councillors and employees. This VRES project is part of a larger project with a forensic accounting firm that is looking at how we can improve financial accountability and governance in local councils that will build healthy cultures and practices that minimise corruption risk. We are …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
QUT Business School
School
School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
Research centre(s)

Identification and functional characterisation of genetic modifiers of iron overload

Iron is an element essential for virtually all life forms; aberrant iron metabolism is linked to many diseases. These include cancers, neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, iron overload and iron deficiency disorders, iron-loading anaemias, and the anaemia associated with chronic disease. Central to proper iron regulation is the appropriate expression and activity of the liver-expressed regulatory peptide, hepcidin, and the iron exporter, ferroportin (FPN). Modulating the expression and activity of hepcidin and FPN, and their interaction is …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Biomedical Sciences
Research centre(s)

Social and cultural dimensions of mining: industry, government, workers and community

Mining in Australia is big business, big news, highly diversified and highly complex. It is part of our collective history and culture, has substantial, wide-ranging and uneven impacts on contemporary everyday life in Australia including work and social reproduction, shapes the landscape and our senses of place and informs our potential futures.It is not only an important object of study but is also an excellent empirical lens through which to understand, for example, gender in organisations, uneven geographies of production …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
QUT Business School
School
School of Management
Research centre(s)

Characteristics of 'successful' engagement: evaluating approaches to communication engagement in business or local government

Engagement offers organisations an ethical mechanism to respond to organisational-stakeholder power imbalances and enhance corporate governance in the interests of wider society. Stakeholder demands for authentic engagement may address stakeholder-held views of perceived organisation-stakeholder power deficits. Challenges exist, however, for corporate managers to provide relevant information and become responsive to the diverse stakeholder interests (Johnston, 2016). This study seeks to understand, document and theorise the characteristics of 'successful' engagement.Please note: This topic illustrates the type of projects these supervisors are …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
QUT Business School
School
School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
Research centre(s)

Gender diversity and IT governance

While there is a substantial literature that has addressed gender diversity on corporate board governance generally and that women are more risk aware than men there is limited research that has specifically addressed gender diversity in IT governance. There is however a growing concern with IT governance as more and more commercial activity occurs in an e-commerce environment and the risks associated with that. This project will investigate the impact of gender diversity on IT governance.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
QUT Business School
School
School of Accountancy
Research centre(s)

Feminist Approaches to Environmental Governance

Feminist approaches to environmental guidance consider a whole-of-systems approach and acknowledge that the domination of the environment and oppression of women and other groups in society are interlinked. Dr Katie Woolaston and Dr Rowena Maguire are interested in talking to students who are considering using feminist or alternative theories to analyse environmental governance. Particular areas of interest include wildlife and conservation, methods of collaboration, waste management, and the circular economy.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Law
School
School of Law
Research centre(s)

Regulation of waste

The next looming environmental crisis is the waste crisis. Regulation is desperately needed to encourage a shift towards a circular economy - defined as a system-wide innovation that aims to redefine products and services to design waste out, while minimising negative impacts (Ellen Macarthur Foundation).Rowena is interested in supervising empirical research projects looking at the following topics:Waste reduction strategies of Australian governmentsRegulation needed for a circular economyInternational trade of waste and associated agreementsSustainable fashionFood wastePlastic reductionE-waste

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Law
School
School of Law
Research centre(s)

Blast response and safety assessment of transport tunnels

Transport tunnels are important components of the transport systems in major cities. They can be vulnerable to bomb explosions caused by accidental or deliberate means.This project will evaluate the vulnerability of transport tunnels to credible blast events and the influence of key parameters. We'll then propose measures to mitigate the adverse effects of such explosions to maximise the safety of passengers, infrastructure and transport vehicles.

Study level
PhD
Faculty
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School
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Research centre(s)
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