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Projects Supervisor(s) Department Research Opportunity
: Social and physical activities in ageing women Jesse Zanker Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Honours students
An exploration of the experience of care at the end of life for patients with a history of illicit drug use: A qualitative medical record review Jennifer Philip Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Master of Biomedical Science
Assessment of the Falls and Fractures Prevention Clinic as the Most Effective Setting toReduce Falls and Fractures in High-Risk Older Persons: A Care Program Assessment Gustavo Duque Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Circulating Osteogenic Precurors: Building Bone from Blood Gustavo Duque Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Cognitive training for behavioural and psychological symptoms in young onset dementia Alex Bahar-Fuchs Psychiatry Masters by Research, Honours
Dendritic cell cutaneous egression in Mycobacterium ulcerans infection John Hayman Clinical Pathology Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Diet and Healthy Ageing Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology Masters by Research, Master of Biomedical Science
Effective relationships in dementia community care: Promoting Independence though quality dementia care at home (the PITCH project). Anita Goh Psychiatry PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Researchers
Effects of anticholinergic medications in hospitalised older patients discharged from geriatric rehabilitation wards Elizabeth Manias Medicine and Radiology Honours
Effects of inappropriate medication use in frail older patients discharged from geriatric rehabilitation wards Elizabeth Manias Medicine and Radiology Honours
Field tests for evaluation and prognostication in interstitial lung disease Yet Hong Khor Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Genotype and Phenotype Characterisation Human Circulating Osteo-Progenitor (COP) Cells Gustavo Duque Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
How do bone marrow microenvironments regulate B lymphocyte production? Louise Purton Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
How does the brain remove the excess number of neurons during development and aging Ben Gu Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Research
Implementation of a Virtual Reality sensory room in a sub-acute ward for people living with dementia with behaviours and psychological symptoms associated with dementia (BPSD) Anita Goh Psychiatry PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Researchers
Investigating the relationship between fat, bone and muscle Gustavo Duque Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Lifestyle for Healthy Ageing Alexandra Gorelik Medicine and Radiology Honours
Mid-Life Determinants of Health in Older Age Kate Gregorevic Medicine and Radiology Honours
Mid-Thigh Bone and Muscle Mass Measurements as an Assessment Tool for Diagnosis of Osteoporosis/penia, Sarcopenia and Osteosarcopenia: A Longitudinal Validation Study Gustavo Duque Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Multimodal imaging measures to improve dementia diagnosis Vijay Venkatraman Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Research
Multimorbidity and ageing women Alexandra Gorelik Medicine and Radiology Honours
New methods for investigating bone muscle and fat mass using 2D DXA images to predict performance, risk of falls and fractures Gustavo Duque Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Olfactory-focused cognitive training Alex Bahar-Fuchs Psychiatry PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Post Doctor Research
Osteosarcopenia assessment in resource-limited settings Jesse Zanker Medicine and Radiology Honours students
Pathology begins in the cells: Studying lipotoxic stress generated from adipocytes in bone and muscle cell cultures Damian Myers Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Pre-clinical Analysis of Effects of Lamin A Overexpression on Mesenchymal Stem Cell Differentiation into Myocytes Gustavo Duque Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Predicting Disability and Frailty in Older Persons: The Western Osteosarcopenia and Frailty (WOSF) Study Gustavo Duque Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Quantitative imaging in dementia Patricia Desmond Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Research
Refining the comprehensive geriatric assessment Andrea Maier Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Regulation of blood cell production by endothelial cell-derived retinoic acid receptor gamma Louise Purton Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Satellite imaging technology to detect the early signs of glaucoma and Alzheimer’s disease in the retina Peter van Wijngaarden Surgery PhD students
Senescence as a measure of morbidity Camilla Tuttle Medicine and Radiology Masters by Research, Honours
Somatic mutations in Alzheimer's disease Ben Gu Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Research
The blood pressure drop makes you fall Andrea Maier Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
The Correlation between Knee Effusions and Clinical Presentation in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis Keith Lim Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
The Impact of Inflammation-Driven Cancers on Immune Ageing David Ritchie Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research
The power of human muscle Andrea Maier Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
The relationship between cognitive impairment seen in chronic mental illness and dementia - what can mortality information tell us? Samantha Loi Psychiatry PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Post Doctor Researchers
The Role of Innate Phagocytosis in the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease Ben Gu Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research
Treatment outcome in older lung cancer patients: does the biological age predict it? Andrea Maier Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Use of tools to detect medication related problems in emergency departments Elizabeth Manias Psychiatry Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Using Artificial Intelligence to improve the diagnostic predictions of corneal topography machines for Keratoconus subjects Srujana Sahebjada Surgery PhD students, Honours students
Vascular remodeling in patients with Mycobacterium ulcerans infection and its effect on wound healing John Hayman Clinical Pathology Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Virtual reality-based cognitive training in older adults at risk of dementia Alex Bahar-Fuchs Psychiatry Masters by Research, Honours