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Examining approaches to mitigating customer aggression and abuse

The pace of change associated with modern businesses (Grewal et al., 2017; Grewal et al., 2020), and the introduction of new technologies has created heightened level of stress (technostress) and aggression (Chen et al., 2019). Adding to these stressors, COVID-19, which has forced businesses to adapt their processes and customer service interface (Ahmed et al., 2021; Jiang and Stylos, 2021; Roggeveen and Sethuraman, 2020). Research now finding that continued lockdowns, social distancing, and political rancour, all adding increased levels of …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations

Understanding how self-image and compassionate goals affect well-being in a social media context

There is increasing concern about the negative impact of social media use on well-being. To understand its impact, we need to move beyond simple conceptualisations of social media use and utilise strong research methods to understand the role that psychological processes play in producing positive and negative impacts. There is preliminary evidence that interpersonal goals play an important role in predicting how people use and experience social media. Self-image goals involve trying to convey a desirable image of oneself to …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
1043076
School
School of Psychology and Counselling

The Emotional Face

Faces are a rich source of social information communicating social categories like sex, age or ethnicity of a person, but also a person’s emotional state via facial expressions of emotion. The current research investigates how cues available on a face (social category cues, attractiveness, trustworthiness) or what we know about a person affect the manner in which we process emotional expressions.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
1043076
School
School of Psychology and Counselling

Every side job starts with an idea: Exploring motivations for the ‘side hustle’

Almost 1 million Australians have lost their jobs and countless micro and small businesses have folded as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time the pandemic has propelled innovation and new venture creation and given rise the ‘side hustle’, taking on an extra job for money. Side-hustles, supplemental income-generating work performed alongside full-time jobs, are increasingly common (Sessions, Nahrgang, Vaulont, Williams & Bartels, 2021).Technology has in part empowered and enabled people to market their skills and products …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations

Building metallo-supramolecular cages for sensing and catalytic applications

The concept of creating molecular electronic devices has resulted in the development and rapid advance of the field of supramolecular chemistry.In this project we are particularly interested in how we can use simple building blocks to self-assemble into complex, functional structures both in solution and at the solution:surface interface.These types of structures have shown great promise in applications such as catalysis, sensing, drug delivery and even in the development of molecular machines.AimsThis project aims to:design, synthesise and characterise complex metallo-supramolecular …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Chemistry and Physics
Research centre(s)
Centre for Materials Science

Small business resilience in times of economic uncertainty: Examining retailers and regional businesses

Regional Australia is undergoing significant structural, economic, social, and environmental change which is impacting the viability of small businesses (Regional Australia Institute, 2018). Regional small retail businesses, estimated to contribute $21.9bn to local economies (Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, 2019) are particularly susceptible to economic shocks, have lower survival rates, more volatile revenues and are generally less resilient than larger business (Barraket, Eversole, Luke & Barth, 2019).Disruptive external events such as the acceleration of e-retailing, COVID-19 travel restrictions, …

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

Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research

The role of social-emotional learning in educational attainment and engagement

This project aims to characterise variability in developmental pathways to literacy and numeracy, and the factors that contribute to this variation, including children’s social-emotional competencies.The project also examines the role of school-based social-emotional learning programs in supporting children’s achievement of literacy and numeracy, and in reducing exclusion from school.The project uses data from the NSW Child Development Study - a longitudinal study following the development of a cohort of 91,635 children and their parents.

Study level
PhD
Faculty
1043076
School
School of Psychology and Counselling
Research centre(s)

Centre for Inclusive Education

Exploring how entrepreneurs use social media to influence users' emotions and achieve virality

Social media has become an integral part of our lives – we click, like and share posts with our personal and professional networks each day. The concept of sharing is activated by psychological stimulation, be it emotional or physical (Tellis et al., 2019). But why are certain types of online content more viral than others?Achieving ‘virality’ is not random and isn’t just about creating engaging content. Instead there are mechanics that are planned to achieve this type of ‘social currency’. …

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

Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research

Understanding capsular polysaccharide diversity is key to next generation therapies for multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii infections

Bacteriophage therapy is an attractive innovative treatment for infections caused by extensively drug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii, for which there are few effective antibiotic treatments remaining.Capsular polysaccharide (CPS) is a primary receptor for lytic bacteriophage, thus knowledge of the chemical structures of CPS produced by the species underpins the identification of suitable phage for therapeutic cocktails.As many phage depolymerases cleave a specific CPS linkage formed by either a glycosyltransferase or polymerase enzyme, characterisation of these proteins are essential.However, these remain largely …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
1043076
School
School of Biomedical Sciences
Research centre(s)

Centre for Immunology and Infection Control

Establishing the research priorities for children's cancer in Australia

This exciting and important project involves working with children and young people diagnosed with cancer, their families, healthcare professionals and researchers across Australia. The candidate will be supported by an established group of experienced researchers in the Cancer and Palliative Care Outcomes Centre and will develop skills in mixed methods research and project management.The aim of this Australian Childhood Cancer Research Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) is to undertake a consumer led process to identify the gaps and unanswered questions about …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
1043076
School
School of Nursing
Research centre(s)
Centre for Healthcare Transformation
Cancer and Palliative Care Outcomes Centre

Where’s the confusion? And can we make sense of it?

Confusion matrices characterise the performance of classification systems on training and test data, but they can be hard to make sense of, especially when there are many possible classes to which an example could be assigned.We have developed confusR a method to visualise confusion matrices and make distinct the contribution of the classifier and the contribution of the prior abundance of different classes. We have also recently developed approaches for visualising uncertainty in confusion matrices and the performance metrics derived …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Computer Science
Research centre(s)
Centre for Data Science

Urban Ecoacoustic Monitoring using a Raspberry Pi based Sensor

This project will investigate a device for recording and analysing environmental sounds in an urban setting. The goal is to detect particular vocal species and to report on them through an engaging interface.

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Computer Science
Research centre(s)

Centre for the Environment

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