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A before and after study assessing the efficacy of a standardised hip fracture pathway in a tertiary trauma hospital Kwang Lim Medicine and Radiology Honours students
Adipocytes as Weapons of Bone Destruction: The bone as a War Zone Gustavo Duque Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, 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
Analysis of Synovial Fluid and Peripheral Blood Samples from Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Using Patients with Osteoarthritis as Controls Keith Lim Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Artificial intelligence in ophthalmology: from data to algorithm and real-world application Mingguang He Surgery PhD students, Masters by Research
Artificial intelligence system to detect eye and cardiovascular diseases Mingguang He Surgery PhD students, Masters by Research
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
Associations Between Sarcopenia, Intramuscular Fat, Mental/Physical Function and Brain Atrophy: An Imaging and Machine Learning Approach Gustavo Duque Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Balance Gym for Falls Prevention in Older Adults Gustavo Duque Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Characterization of Osteosarcopenia in Older Persons: A Bench to Bedside Approach 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 students
Dendritic cell cutaneous egression in Mycobacterium ulcerans infection John Hayman Clinical Pathology Honours students, 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 students
Effects of inappropriate medication use in frail older patients discharged from geriatric rehabilitation wards Elizabeth Manias Medicine and Radiology Honours students
Elucidating the functional roles of CCL17 in obesity-associated osteoarthritis Adrian Achuthan Medicine and Radiology PhD students
Evidence-Based Practice in the Management of Glaucoma Suspects Zhichao Wu Surgery PhD students
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
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
Improved early diagnosis of eye diseases by integration of retinal photography and artificial intelligence to build an opportunistic screening service in metro, regional and remote primary care settings Mingguang He Surgery PhD students, Masters by Research
Investigating the relationship between fat, bone and muscle Gustavo Duque Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Lifestyle for Healthy Ageing Alexandra Gorelik Medicine and Radiology Honours students
Marrow Adipose Tissue Functions: Studying Lipotoxicity in Hip Replacement Candidates Gustavo Duque Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Mid-Life Determinants of Health in Older Age Kate Gregorevic Medicine and Radiology Honours students
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 students, Masters by Research, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Researchers
Multimorbidity and ageing women Alexandra Gorelik Medicine and Radiology Honours students
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 students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Olfactory-focused cognitive training Alex Bahar-Fuchs Psychiatry PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Post Doctor Researchers
Osteosarcopenia as a Geriatric Syndrome Gustavo Duque Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Osteosarcopenia assessment in resource-limited settings Jesse Zanker Medicine and Radiology Honours students
Osteosarcopenia in community-dwelling older adults attending the Falls and Fracture Clinic Gustavo Duque Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Osteosarcopenia in Older Adults Attending a Fracture Liaison Service David Scott Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research
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
POPS (proactive care of older people undergoing surgery) Kwang Lim Medicine and Radiology Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
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 students, Masters by Research, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Researchers
Quantitative Measure of Effusions Keith Lim Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Refining the comprehensive geriatric assessment Andrea Maier Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
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
Social and physical activities in ageing women Jesse Zanker Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Honours students
Synthesising, dismantling and optimising cognitive interventions Amit Lampit Psychiatry PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Post Doctor Researchers
Taking the “Guesswork” Out of Glaucoma Clinical Management with Novel Imaging Zhichao Wu Surgery PhD students
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 students, Masters by Research
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
Treatment outcome in older lung cancer patients: does the biological age predict it? Andrea Maier Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
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
Using Marrow Adipose Tissue to Diagnose Osteoporosis and Predict Fragility Fractures Gustavo Duque Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Using Wearable Activity Trackers to Monitor Physical Activity in Older Adults Undergoing Exercise Interventions for Falls David Scott Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research
Vascular remodeling in patients with Mycobacterium ulcerans infection and its effect on wound healing John Hayman Clinical Pathology Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Your Muscles Matter – The Sarcopenia Study Alan Hayes Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students