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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
School
School of Psychology and Counselling
Research centre(s)

Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies

Understanding communication in paediatric palliative care

This project will be nested within a broader study, funded by the Australian Research Council, that examines how clinicians and families communicate with each other in paediatric palliative care. Through this nested higher degree by research (HDR) project, the student will gain access to a nation-wide repository of video-recordings of paediatric palliative care consultations. Using conversation analysis, the HDR project will generate foundational evidence about how clinicians and families communicate effectively with children who have life-limiting conditions. Experience with conversation …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Psychology and Counselling
Research centre(s)

How good is people's sense of direction?

Project code:PSYC01Area of research:Behavioural Neuroscience and Mental HealthProject aims and objectives:You are blindfolded, disoriented, and led into a room that you have seen before. You walk randomly in the room for a couple of minutes, without seeing, hearing, and touching anything. Then you are given a task in which you indicate where you are in the room. Sounds impossible? At least theoretically, it's been shown that you should be able to do this! Come work with us to find out …

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

Asylum Circle: QUT-Communify collaborative participatory action research

Project code:PSYC02Area of research:Behavioural Neuroscience and Mental HealthProject aims and objectives:Asylum Circle is part of Communify Qld Multicultural Programs and contributes to the support of people seeking asylum. QUT and Communify have collaborated extensively over the past 5 years on various research and advocacy activities. The summer 2020-21 VRES intern will be involved in evaluating current housing options and opportunities for women on temporary protection visas in the greater Brisbane area.Project methodology and resources:The 2020-21 summer VRES intern will be …

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

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