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Elder financial abuse

Tina Cockburn is interested in supervising students who wish to undertake research about elder financial abuse. Elder financial abuse is a hidden but growing phenomenon within modern society. We are looking for students to undertake research into elder financial abuse, particularly in relation to the obligations of financial institutions and actors in identifying, responding to and preventing elder financial abuse. Please contact the supervisor if you are interested in undertaking a PhD in this area. This topic is led by …

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

Australian Centre for Health Law Research

Business intelligence use

Traditionally, systems have been designed to support data entry functionalities. However, these data entry functionalities are increasingly being automated with greater emphasis placed on how to make informed decisions on the insights provided by these systems.This resulted in the emergence of business intelligence systems.Yet, these systems are becoming more sophisticated. They've gone from providing insights that were questioned by others to providing actionable guidance that's being largely unquestioned.Thus, more is needed to understand how these systems should be best leveraged. …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Information Systems
Research centre(s)

Use of depth sensing technology in radiotherapy and medical imaging

Consumer-grade depth sensing technology has in recent years become widely available. A number of vendors have developed similar technologies.Some examples of these technologies include:Intel’s RealSense™Asus Xtion depth sensorQualcomm Spectra ISP platform, now in its second generation.The systems make use of camera technology that measures the distance to a surface. Rapid image acquisition can then enable real time motion detection of location of the surface. The infra-red transmitter and sensor use a time-of-flight method to construct a depth map, in millimetres, …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Electrical Engineering and Robotics
Research centre(s)

Designing information technologies for preventing homelessness

Our research is seeking to answer the question: 'How can we empower women experiencing a change of circumstance and prevent homelessness?'This project focuses on proactively preventing homelessness for women. We aim to intervene when housing stress is occurring or likely to occur.According to the health continuum of prevention, the three stages of harm prevention are:primary - prevent the harm from occurringsecondary - attempt to stop existing harm earlytertiary - attempt to reduce the impact of established harm.There are excellent resources …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Computer Science
Research centre(s)

Users of business intelligence systems

Users are pivotal to the impacts generated from systems. Based on their level of capability and motivation, different outcomes can result.However, users of systems are just one part of the organization that can influence how systems are used. There are characteristics inherent in the organization itself and interactions between users that can result in different types of use.While studies have provided some insights into each of these three aspects in isolation seldom are they investigated together.We argue that a combined …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Information Systems
Research centre(s)

Reimagining Aged-care Furniture: A cradle to cradle approach through mass customisation

Reimagining Aged-care Furniture: A cradle to cradle approach through mass customisationAdvancements in robotic manufacturing processes present new opportunities for the realisation of aged care furniture, but require research in design and fabrication, end-user input, product lifecycle management and materials research. Addressing IFE’s Centre for a Waste Free World, this project aims to pilot a cradle to cradle approach to reimagine aged care furniture by creating a user-centered design to fabrication workflow in collaboration with industry partners Healthcraft Furniture, UAP, and …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Creative Industries Faculty
School
School of Design
Research centre(s)

Design Lab

Designing smart visual technologies with people with intellectual disability

This research is part of a Future Fellowship project funded by the Australian Research Council. You will join a team of researchers and research students in the school of computer science, with expertise in the disciplines of human computer interactions and data science.In broad terms, the project is seeking to understand how the meaning of images can be computed and used in the design of intelligent interfaces which can be used by and support people with intellectual disability.The visual interactions …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Computer Science
Research centre(s)

Uses of exosomes as therapeutic delivery systems

Exosomes are small (40-120 nm), stable, lipid bilayer nanovesicles identified in biological fluids (e.g. in milk, blood, urine and saliva). They contain a diverse array of signalling molecules, including mRNA, microRNA (miR), proteins, lipids and membrane receptors, and they interact with target cells via multiple pathways. The cargo of circulating exosomes can be indicative of a specific tissue’s health status, granting the capacity for use of exosomes as a tool for disease diagnosis. Moreover, they have many of the features …

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

Uses of exosomes as therapeutic delivery systems

Exosomes are small (40-120 nm), stable, lipid bilayer nanovesicles identified in biological fluids (e.g. in milk, blood, urine and saliva). They contain a diverse array of signalling molecules, including mRNA, microRNA (miR), proteins, lipids and membrane receptors, and they interact with target cells via multiple pathways. The cargo of circulating exosomes can be indicative of a specific tissue’s health status, granting the capacity for use of exosomes as a tool for disease diagnosis. Moreover, they have many of the features …

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

The use of PET-MRI in radiotherapy treatment planning

PET/CT is frequently used to assist in the planning of radiotherapy treatments. The PET information can help with determining the extent and function of the tumour as well as possible involvement of lymph nodes. This could result in improved targeting of the radiation to the disease.PET/MRI offers a number of advantages over PET/CT for head and neck cancer radiotherapy treatment planning. The MRI offers superior soft tissue contrast and no ionising radiation dose compared to the current standard of care, …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Chemistry and Physics
Research centre(s)

Legal Approaches to Conservation Conflicts and Land-Use Conflicts

Conservation and land-use conflicts arise when people have different needs and interests concerning a protected area or land space. The management of these types of conflicts often has to broach disciplinary divides to ensure that appropriate consideration is given to the many complex and diverse issues that surround them, such as social justice, food production, biodiversity, the history of a place, and the attitudes and values of local stakeholders. The Law School invites students to express an interest in research …

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

The Law and Policy of Satellite and Large Data in Environmental and Land Use Management

Dr Evan Hamman is looking for PhD/MPhil candidates wanting to explore the relationship between space technologies and large data sets in the mapping, managing and directing of human land use. Candidates interested in exploring the relationships between land use management, data science and environmental law and regulations are particularly encouraged. The focus can be Australia, comparative or public international law. 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 Law
School
School of Law
Research centre(s)

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