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Legal avenues to the tobacco endgame goal

Professor Matthew Rimmer has been working on tobacco control and policy. His research was influential in developing the pioneering plain packaging of tobacco products in Australia. Professor Rimmer is part of a NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence for Achieving the Tobacco Endgame. He is focusing on the legal dimensions of the tobacco endgame.There are 7 dimensions to the tobacco endgame project:human rights, sustainable development, and international laweconomic and non-economic strategies to reduce tobacco production and consumptionintellectual property, investment law, and …

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Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
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School of Law
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Australian Centre for Health Law Research

Deploying student voice to improve engagement and learning

Reform to address barriers to learning for students with disability, at all levels of education, is required by international human rights law and national anti-discrimination legislation. Such reform can be achieved through the application of universal design principles to pedagogy, curriculum and assessment; a process with the potential to improve the comprehension, engagement and learning of all students, as well as reduce academic workload by generating fewer requests for clarification.This collaborative project between academics in the School of Accountancy, Faculty …

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Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Accountancy
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Centre for Inclusive Education

Harnessing immune-mediated control of blood cancers

Immunotherapy has emerged as a new pillar in cancer treatment. Our research team is investigating how we can improve anti-tumour immune responses against blood cancers.This project is based at QIMR Berghofer (Herston).

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Vacation research experience scheme
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Faculty of Health
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School of Biomedical Sciences

Online dating and the constraints of economic access

Economic access and dependency impact men and women in different ways. These impacts can be more or less pronounced at different life stages, and different for both sexes.The internet is now the number one way people find their partners, and theoretically provides participants quasi-infinite choice and unconstrained access to all potential suitors. But for many, searching for a mate, and finding that one true love is in many ways still constrained by pure economic constraints. Utilising a novel data set …

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Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Economics and Finance
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Centre for Behavioural Economics, Society and Technology

Protein biomarkers to predict immunotherapy response in lung cancers

Immunotherapy has revolutionised cancer treatment in the recent years. It has been successfully used to treat several melanoma and lung cancer patients. However, not all patients respond to immunotherapy. There is a clinical need for biomarkers that can identify lung cancer patients that are most likely to benefit from immunotherapy.In this project, we will employ mass spectrometry-based proteomics approaches to carry out proteomic profiling of mononuclear cells and plasma samples from lung cancer patients treated with immunotherapy. Proteome profiles of …

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Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
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School of Biomedical Sciences

Improving therapeutic responses to chemotherapy through combination common drugs

Colorectal cancer is responsible for over 5,000 deaths each year, with most deaths resulting from the spread of cancer to distant sites. When this occurs, cancer is said to be metastatic. When colorectal cancer is metastatic, chemotherapy becomes the mainstay of treatment. Responses to chemotherapy are mixed, and resistance and progression occur in more than 95% of patients.There is a need to enhance responses to common chemotherapeutics to improve patient outcomes. This project will investigate combining common and safe compounds …

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Vacation research experience scheme
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Faculty of Health
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School of Biomedical Sciences

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

Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T cells are genetically modified immune cells that can recognise and kill cancer cells. They are a type of cancer immunotherapy that can be very effective against certain types of blood cancers and are now approved for use in patients. However, CAR T cells can only benefit a very small proportion of cancer patients at present.The aim of this project is to develop new types of CAR T cells that are more effective and can target …

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Vacation research experience scheme
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Faculty of Health
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School of Biomedical Sciences

Feasibility of mapping individual electroencephalography to neuroanatomical sources across children and adolescents

Aims and MethodologyBackgroundSource reconstruction of electroencephalography (EEG) in adults has become a widely used technique to derive estimated electrophysiological signal representations occurring at specific anatomical locations. Yet there remains a dearth of source-based EEG techniques in paediatric populations which feasibly and accurately capture the same representations. The availability of a streamlined source based EEG framework would provide an essential platform for neuroscientists in the paediatric research space to analyse their EEG data with respect to neuroanatomy.AimTo assess the feasibility of …

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Vacation research experience scheme
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Faculty of Health
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School of Biomedical Sciences

Investigation of dysregulated iron metabolism in cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease caused by cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator (CFTR) mutation. CFTR protein is responsible for transporting chloride to the cells and defective CFTR leads to excessive sweat and mucus secretion mainly affecting the lungs. Cystic fibrosis lungs are prone to bacterial infection which could lead to exacerbations.High levels of iron have been reported in airways of cystic fibrosis patients and this is associated with increased bacterial infection in the patients. However, the mechanism of iron dysregulation …

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Vacation research experience scheme
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Faculty of Health
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School of Biomedical Sciences

Evaluation of the provision of nurse practitioner telehealth services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People during the COVID-19 pandemic

In adapting to provide socially distanced healthcare, the Australian Government encouraged the use of telehealth consultations in circumstances where face to face consultations could be avoided. Several tranches of new and temporary telehealth Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item numbers were implemented, initially expiring on 30th September 2020, and then extended until further notice. For nurse practitioners, four telehealth items and four telephone items were established that mirrored the original four, face to face time-based, MBS items available to privately practicing …

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Vacation research experience scheme
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Faculty of Health
School
School of Nursing

Business model pivoting: How women entrepreneurs leverage opportunities generated by the COVID-19 pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic is unique in the severity of its impact disrupting global supply chains, international trade and investment, health, and education. The impacts of crises are never gender-neutral, and Covid-19 is no exception. Research indicates that the pandemic has disproportionately affected women entrepreneurs who face unprecedented challenges as their firms tend to be younger and smaller. Despite the unparalleled challenges discussed, Covid-19 is likely to offer important opportunities for discerning international entrepreneurs (Zahra, 2021).This research seeks to understand how …

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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

I want to move it, move it: framing and enabling children's active play using novel technology

We're interested in exploring how tangible, embodied and embedded interactions (TEIs) can be used to facilitate active play in young children (age 3-5 years old). In this project you’ll explore how existing technologies are used to provide children with opportunities for active play, be involved in the design and development of new TEIs, and evaluate how these TEIs might facilitate sustained engagement with active play.This student project is part of a larger research project at QUT, which means you will …

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

Design Lab

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