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Enhancing wellbeing of youth from culturally diverse and refugee backgrounds

Australia has a multicultural population, with approximately 30% of the population from diverse backgrounds. We will propose a program of research encompassing the development of assessment processes and also interventions, addressing the diverse needs of this population, Proposed research will build upon work already undertaken by the team in collaboration with Education Queensland including Milpera State School. Methodologies to date have been broadly based, including both quantitative and qualitative approaches. These have included the examination of psychometric properties of scales …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Health
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School of Psychology and Counselling
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Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies

Performance in the heat: influence of female hormonal variation

Project code:ENS02Area of research:Environmental HealthProject aims and objectives:The thermoregulatory system in females is unique. It has been thoroughly identified in early sex comparison studies and more recent review papers that the anthropometric characteristics typically observed in females, alter their heat storage and heat exchange efficiency. Females’ menstrual cycle and reproductive hormones are also known to further influence temperature regulation. To date the research undertaken on female thermoregulatory autonomic and behavioural responses has been limited and also produced conflicting results, primarily …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
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School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
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Identifying biomarkers in children for predicting burn wound healing, to optimise wound care (BIOM02)

Project code:BIOM02Project aim:To identify protein biomarkers which are associated with poor wound healing outcomes in patients (e.g. needing a skin graft, scarring, delayed healing).Project methodology and resources:Blister fluid samples collected from patients are processed and analysed using mass spectrometry-based proteomic approaches. Proteins within the sample are identified and their abundance level characterised. The presence and amount of proteins within the sample are related to patient clinical parameters, using bioinformatic techniques. Students will gain an understanding of all these processes and …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
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School of Biomedical Sciences
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Impact of organoid culture on molecular characteristics and immune cell signal of bladder cancer (BIOM03)

Project code:BIOM03Project aims and objectives:Liver disease is a significant burden on society, affecting many in the prime of their life. Disordered iron metabolism is associated with many disorders and diseases including cancers, neurodegenerative and iron overload disorders, and anaemia associated with chronic disease.These two inter-related research themes are the focus of research in the Hepatogenomics Research Group in the School of Biomedical Sciences and IHBI; we hope to advance our understanding of these disorders at a molecular level with the …

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Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
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School of Biomedical Sciences
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Impact of organoid culture on molecular characteristics and immune cell signal of bladder cancer (BIOM04)

Project code:BIOM04Area of research:CancerProject aims and objectives:Bladder cancer (BlCa) is the 9th most common cancer in Queensland, with an estimated 53% five-year survival rate in Australians. Treatment options for superficial, locally advanced and metastatic BlCa include platinum-based chemotherapy and intravesical immunotherapy in the form of a bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine - a weakened, live bacterium that stimulates the immune response. As a result of developed resistance or progressive growth, BlCa tumour recurrence is a common clinical outcome. Thus, there is …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Biomedical Sciences
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Using a natural β-carboline dimer compound to target metabolic vulnerabilities linked to glycolysis in prostate cancer

Project code:BIOM08Area of research:CancerProject aims and objectives:Our research is focussed on understanding the mechanisms that lead to therapy failure in prostate cancer and how these can be targeted to prevent cancer deaths. One way prostate cancers become resistant is by reprogramming their metabolism to overcome metabolic stress induced by treatment. We aim to identify drugs that can target metabolic networks that are unique to cancer cells.Previous work in our lab has identified a compound, BD, isolated from a sea squirt …

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Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
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School of Biomedical Sciences
Research centre(s)

Human neural stem cell models

Project code:BIOM11Area of research:Molecular medicineProject aims and objectives:This project uses multiple human stem cell models along with cell culture and molecular biology techniques such as Q-PCR, Western Blot analysis and microscopy to examine the role of proteoglycans in lineage commitment and dysregulation. If we can understand and control lineage fate i.e. the formation of new neurons and astrocytes, we can understand how damage occurs and examine ways to treat and manage repair. This may include screening drugs or molecules to …

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Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
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School of Biomedical Sciences
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Exploring drivers’ response to advanced active warnings based on the Theory of Planned Behaviour

Understanding the drivers’ responses to advanced active warnings is a significant safety concern. Several studies have looked at behavioural intentions when new road interventions are trialled; however, the translation to actual behaviour is often unknown. Thus, what is needed is a rigorous evaluation of how constructs related to behavioural intentions result in changes in driver behaviour.Project code: CARR01Area of Research: Injury preventionProject methodology and resourcesThe current project seeks to explore the link between behavioural intention and actual response using data …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
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School of Psychology and Counselling
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Centre for Future Mobility/CARRSQ

Indigenous art and storytelling to improve road safety

The aim of this project is to combine Indigenous art and storytelling traditions to provide rich insights into Indigenous perspectives on travelling safely in country. The long-term objective is to translate the findings into road safety education resources.Access to safe travel for work, study, visiting family and friends and for daily needs and essential services, including health services, underlies our ability to stay safe and well. While many of us can take this for granted, many people lack their own …

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Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
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School of Psychology and Counselling
Research centre(s)

Centre for Future Mobility/CARRSQ

Agent-based simulation for automated vehicle and pedestrian interaction at intersections

Safety of pedestrians at intersections is very critical, where 3.03% of fatalities occur at intersections based on Queensland crash database, 2018.Therefore, Automated vehicles are introduced to make the roads safer.In this research project, we will develop an agent-based model for automated vehicles and pedestrians to understand the interaction between them and develop a set of control rules that increase road safety.This main aims of this research are:1- Develop an automated vehicle agent inside the agent-based modelling environment 2- Develop a …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
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School of Psychology and Counselling
Research centre(s)

Centre for Future Mobility/CARRSQ

Systematic review of the cost-effectiveness of differing models of maternity care

Project code:CHT01Area of research:Centre for Healthcare TransformationProject aims and objectives:The aims of the project are:1.To build student’s knowledge and skills around systematic review methods and critical analysis of cost-effectiveness analyses; and2. To identify existing research that has investigated the cost-effectiveness of a range of models of maternity care.To achieve these aims, the objectives are:Provide weekly mentoring and skills-development for students;Establish the systematic review strategy;Conduct a narrative synthesis of the literature;Prepare a publication for submission to the journal Value in Health …

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Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
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School of Public Health and Social Work
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Postpartum mobility, pain and quality of life associated with mode of birth

Project code:CHT01Area of Research:Centre for Healthcare TransformationProject aims and objectives:The aims of the project are:1.To build student’s knowledge and skills around quantitative analysis of quality of life data;2. To investigate differences in postpartum mobility, pain and quality of life for women who have different modes of birth in Australia.To achieve these aims, the objectives are:Provide weekly mentoring and skills-development for students;Describe dimensions of health scores for women who had different modes of birth: vaginal birth, instrumental vaginal, emergency caesarean and …

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Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Public Health and Social Work
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