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Designing interactive art experiences that engage people with the issues around aged care

BackgroundThis PhD, concerned with the creation of interactive art works and funded through an ARC/QUT scholarship, is part of a larger ongoing project: ARC Discovery DP210100589 "Amplifying the Impact of the Royal Commission into Aged Care" (CI's Miller, Holland-Blatt, Thompson Seevinck, Gott.)About the Discovery project (the PhD study context)"The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is a singular opportunity to reform Australian aged care and redress the marginalisation of aged care residents—a vulnerable demographic whose voices too often …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice
School
School of Design
Research centre(s)

Design Lab

The Challenge of Neural Interfaces to Law

Dr Scott Kiel-Chisholm is looking for PhD/MPhil candidates considering the legal dimensions from the development and adoption of neural interfaces. We are interested in looking for candidates looking at civil and criminal implications, comparative legal analysis and the legal and quasi-legal implications of neural interfaces for supra-legal institutions like the WTO and the EU. This topic is led by the QUT School of Law within the Datafication and Automation of Human Life research group.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Law

The Law and Technology Interface

Dr Michael Guihot is looking for PhD/MPhil candidates interested in exploring the relationship between technological and legal change. Candidates are encouraged to identify a specific emergent technology or application (AI, robotics, blockchain, Internet of Things, commercial space tech, CRISPR, lawtech) through which to explore the relations and/or particular existing truisms, theories or accounts of the law-technology interface. The legal focus can extend from local Australian jurisdictions, to comparative analysis to a focus on public or private international law. This topic …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Law

Technology, Innovation and Health

Professor Belinda Bennett is interested in talking to students who wish to undertake research on legal issues related to technology, innovation and health, regulation of innovative health technologies, legal issues related to genomics, the use of artificial intelligence in health care, and the use of robotics in health care.

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

Australian Centre for Health Law Research

Understanding the social and legal aspects of catfishing

The use of deception on the internet is not new. There is growing recognition of romance fraud, and the use of online dating and social media platforms to defraud victims of their money. However, the act of catfishing has received limited academic attention. Catfishing can be defined as “someone who uses false information to cultivate a persona online that does not represent their true identity”(Vanman, 2013). Unlike romance fraud, the main objective for catfishing does not appear to have a …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice
School
School of Justice
Research centre(s)
Centre for Justice

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

IT-enabled corporate social responsibility (CSR)

Organizations engage in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to ensure that a company is socially involved and accountable—to itself, its stakeholders, and the public. The aim of CSR (also referred to as corporate citizenship is to make companies conscious of the impact they are having on multiple dimensions of society (i.e., economic, social, and environmental). Modern technology advancements have clearly proven to enhance information access, efficiency in service provisioning and a multitude of innovations. This project aims to analyze the current …

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

New technology and the law

Computer vision has developed to a point where machines using artificial intelligence are better and faster than humans at performing many vision-related tasks. For example, we are now often processed through customs based solely on face recognition software. Add to this the fact that the average Australian is photographed on CCTV cameras around 75 times per day. Commercial applications of face recognition technology include Microsoft's Face Application Programming Interface that can be used to classify face images based on gender, …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
null
School
null
Research centre(s)
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Powerful enzymes to break stuff and make stuff

We need new ways to re-use and recycle complex polymers like plastics and biomass. With biological approaches we could potentially break polymers down into their monomeric components and convert these into new and different materials.This project focuses on improving our understanding of laccases - a powerful class of enzymes that can both break down and rebuild lignin (and potentially some plastics).There is a big functional divergence between bacterial and fungal laccases. Fungal laccases have very high redox potentials and can …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Biology and Environmental Science
Research centre(s)
Centre for Agriculture and the Bioeconomy

Engineering Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T cell for the treatment of cancer

Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T cells are genetically modified immune cells that can recognise and kill cancer cells. They do so through the CAR, which recognises specific antigens expressed on cancer cells. CAR T cell therapy has emerged as an effective form of cancer immunotherapy in certain types of blood cancers and are now approved for use in patients. However, CAR T cell therapy can only benefit a very small proportion of cancer patients at present because it is very …

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

Access to screen culture in an algorithmic age

During the course of their PhD, the candidate will drive a research project that investigates how the use of algorithms in search and recommendation systems affect the discoverability of content, including:long tail and back catalogue contenton subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) servicesinternet platforms.The project will explore how digital tools can be developed and used to study the impacts of search and recommendation systems, and examine the regulatory options that might be used to address potential problems in the discoverability of culturally or …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Law
Research centre(s)
Digital Media Research Centre

Exploring chemotherapy-induced molecular aging and its relationship to exercise

Ovarian cancer is the sixth most common cause of death from cancer in women, with a five-year survival rate of less than 45 per cent. However, there is emerging research that shows the benefits of exercise therapy during recovery following certain cancer treatments, and how exercise can improve and extend the lives of women with ovarian cancer.This project is a collaboration exploring these health and survival outcomes in ovarian and other gynaecological cancers, and in particular how new diagnostic testing …

Study level
Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Biomedical Sciences

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