School of Health Sciences PhD projects, students and supervisors


Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety

StudentProjectTimelineSupervisors

Abdulla Alabdulhadi

The Study of Health Outcomes in the Printing Industry: Hearing and Balance Effects from Combined Exposure to Noise and Volatile Organic Compounds 2012 - 2016

Principal: Assoc Prof Coralie English

Co-Supervisors: Dr Maya Guest, Mr Peter Devey and Dr May Boggess

Emmanuel Boateng Examining Structural Relationships Between Organisational Safety Behaviour and Accident Causation: Patterns and Their Impact on Construction Project Performance. 2017 - 2021

Principal: Dr Manikam Pillay

Co-Supervisors: Professor Peter Davis and Assoc Prof Thayaparan Gajendran

Bliss Cavanagh

A Multisensory Experience of Art: Transforming Everyday Spaces into Otherworldly Places to Support Health and Wellbeing 2015 - 2019

Principal: Assoc Prof Carole James

Co-Supervisors: Dr Kirsti Haracz and Dr Miranda Lawry

Andrew Enya High Reliability Organizational Theory as a Safety Management Strategy in Construction 2017 - 2021

Principal: Dr Manikam Pillay

Co-Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Shane Dempsey

Heather Jackson

Benchmarking Workplace Health and Safety Culture and Practice 2014 - 2021

Principal: Dr Manikam Pillay

Co-Supervisors:  Professor Michael Quinlan and Dr Peter Kines

Adelle Liebenberg

Development of Occupational Noise Induced Hearing Loss: A Review of Identification and Management 2014 - 2022

Principal: Assoc Prof Carole James

Co-Supervisors: Professor Alan Brichta and Ms Valerie Nie

Wonder NyoniExamining the Relationship Between Organisational Factors and Residual Risk in the Mining Industry 2017 - 2025

Principal: Dr Manikam Pillay

Co-Supervisors: Assoc. Prof. Jeremy Rubin and Dr Marcus Jefferies

Sriram Prasath Ramasoori Krishnan

Toxicology of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles 2017 - 2025

Principal: Assoc Prof Carole James

Co-Supervisors: Professor Wai Chi Sally Chan and Dr Kavitha Palaniappan

Pu WangThe Role of Olfactory Receptors in Inducing Allergic Inflammation2017 - 2021

Principal: Dr He Wang

Co-Supervisors: Professor Philip Hansbro, Professor Xu Dong Zhang and Prof Zhanjun Yang

Shunbang YuCellular Death and Survival of Pulmonary Cells in Mice and Cultured BEAS-2B Cells in Response to Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles2018 - 2020

Principal: Dr He Wang

Co-Supervisors: Dr Joanna Bohatko Naismith and Professor Xu Dong Zhang


Family Studies

StudentProjectTimelineSupervisors
Katrien Pickles Investigating playgrounds from an ecological perspective:
A mixed-methods study of the beliefs and behaviours of children and adults.
2016 - 2020

Principal: Professor Alan Hayes

Co-Supervisor: Dr Deborah Hartman

Christie ReaSMSb4school: A Pilot SMS Program for Engaging Fathers in Preschoolers School Readiness2018 - 2026Principal: Dr Jennifer St George

Co-Supervisors: Dr Christopher May, Assoc Prof Richard Fletcher and Dr Elisbath Duursma
Jaime Wroe Navigating the negative: Early postnatal negative thoughts and father-infant interrelations at 9 months 2016 - 2022

Principal: Assoc Prof Richard Fletcher

Co-Supervisors: Dr Linda Campbell and Dr Jennifer St George

Elham ZolfaghariWhat are the Physiological Mechanisms Effecting the Nature, Quality and Frequency of Fathers' Physical Play on Child Behaviour, Attachment and Functioning?2019 - 2027

Principal: Dr Jennifer St George

Co-Supervisor: Professor Shelly Lane


Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

StudentProjectTimelineSupervisors
Oun Issa Salman Al-IedaniAdvanced Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Techniques for Neurometabolic Profiling of Multiple Sclerosis2019 - 2019Principal: Assoc Prof Saadallah Ramadan

Co-Supervisors: Conjoint Prof Jeanette Lechner-Scott and Dr Karen Ribbons
Abdulaziz AlshehriDiffusion Tensor Tractography Evaluation for White Matter Damage in MS Patients2018 - 2022

Principal: Assoc Prof Saadallah Ramadan

Co-Supervisor: Conjoint Prof Jeanette Lechner-Scott

Neda Gholizadeh Improved Prostate Tumour Identification and Delineation Using Multiparametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging 2015 - 2019

Principal: Conjoint Prof Peter Greer

Co-Supervisors: Assoc Prof Saadallah Ramadan and Dr John Simpson

Monchai PhonlakraiThe Correlation of Brain Network Connectivity Changes on Resting-State Functional MRI and FDG-PET to Differentiate Between Frontotemporal Dementia and Alzhimer's Disease2018 - 2022

Principal: Conjoint Prof Peter Greer

Co-Supervisors: Assoc Prof Saadallah Ramadan and Dr John Simpson


Medical Radiation Sciences

StudentProjectTimelineSupervisors
Jameen Arm Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) in the Diagnosis and Management of Multiple Sclerosis. 2015 - 2023

Principal: Assoc Prof Saadallah Ramadan

Co-Supervisors: Assoc Prof Jeanette Lechner-Scott and Conjoint Assoc Prof Rodney Lea

David LyallQuantitative Nondestructive Assessment of Paenibacillus Larvae in Apis Mellifera Hives2019 - 2027Principal: Assoc Prof Peter Stanwell

Co-Supervisors: Assoc Prof Jay Horvat and Professor Philip Hansbro
Craig Opie Increasing the Quality of Radiation Therapy Services in a Low Resource 2017 - 2025

Principal: Assoc Prof Shane Dempsey

Co-Supervisor: Dr Sharon Maresse

Lauren WinkleyRetrospective Analysis of Acute and Late Toxicities in Patients Being Treated with Radiotherapy to the Head & Neck Area.2019 - 2025

Principal: Assoc Prof Helen Warren-Forward

Co-Supervisors: Dr Yolanda Surjan and Dr Noel Aherne

Cameron Younger Informed Consent for Clinical Examinations Involving Ionising Radiation 2011 - 2020

Principal: Assoc Prof Helen Warren-Forward

Co-Supervisor: Dr Charles Douglas


Nutrition and Dietetics

StudentProjectTimelineSupervisors
Maryam AlghamdiNutrition for Health and Wellbeing in Community Dwelling Adults2019 - 2023Principal: Assoc Prof Surinder Baines

Co-Supervisor: Dr Catherine Chojenta
Roberta AsherThe Development of a Cooking and Food Skill Program for Young Adults with Mild Intellectual Disability2019 - 2027Principal: Professor Clare Collins

Co-Supervisor: Dr Vanessa Shrewsbury
Richard
Ball
The PICNIC Project: Parents In Child Nutrition Information Community2018 - 2026

Principal: Professor Clare Collins

Co-Supervisors: Assoc Prof Tracy Burrows and Dr Kerith Duncanson

Robyn BarnesEffective Dietary Management of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus2015 - 2023Principal: Dr Lesley MacDonald-Wicks

Co-Supervisors: Professor Clare Collins and Dr Carmel Smart
Katherine Brain Nutrition's Role in the Management of Chronic Pain 2015 - 2019

Principal: Professor Clare Collins

Co-Supervisors: Assoc Prof Tracy Burrows, Dr Megan Rollo, Dr Christopher Hayes, and Ms Fiona Hodson

Hannah BrownEvaluation of Education Strategies to Optimise Nutrition and Dietary Knowledge in Pregnant Women 2016 - 2020

Principal: Professor Clare Collins

Co-Supervisors: Dr Megan Rollo and Dr Tamara Bucher

Li Kheng ChaiAn Innovative Technology-based Intervention to Address Childhood Obesity 2015 - 2019

Principal: Assoc Prof Tracy Burrows

Co-Supervisors:  Dr Christopher May and Professor Clare Collins

Erin Clarke Biological biomarkers in assessing dietary intake in adults 2017 - 2021

Principal: Dr Rebecca Haslam

Co-Supervisors: Professor Clare Collins and Dr Megan Rollo

Nienke de VliegerImpact of Experiential Nutrition Education Using 3D Food Models and Mobile Technology in Children Aged 10-132016 - 2020

Principal: Dr Tamara Bucher

Co-Supervisors: Dr Nicholas Riley, Dr Andrew Miller and Professor Clare Collins

Berit FollongDevelopment of a Cross-Curricular Nutrition and Portion Size Education Program in Primary Schools2017 - 2021

Principal: Dr Tamara Bucher

Co-Supervisors: Dr Elena Prieto-Rodriguez, Professor Clare Collins and Dr Andrew Miller

Catherine Harbury A Systematic Review of the Current Literature Regarding the Nutritional Status of Morbidly Obese Individuals Leading to a Cross-Sectional Survey with a View to Progressing to an Interventional Study 2013 - 2020

Principal: Professor Clare Collins

Co-Supervisors: Dr Vanessa Shrewsbury and Professor Robin Callister

Rebecca McKenna Development of a Personality Based Intervention for Treatment of Addictive Eating Behaviours 2017 - 2021

Principal: Assoc Prof Tracy Burrows

Co-Supervisor: Dr Megan Rollo

Doreen MucheruA Healthy Living Program for Australians Living with Psychosis2017 - 2020

Principal: Dr Lesley MacDonald-Wicks

Co-Supervisors: Dr Mary-Claire Hanlon and Assoc Prof Mark McEvoy

Naomi SarongaUsing Smart Phones to Assess Dietary Intake and Provide Nutrition Counselling In Women Attending Ante-Natal Clinic in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania2017 - 2021

Principal: Dr Megan Rollo

Co-Supervisors: Assoc Prof Tracy Burrows and Professor Clare Collins

Janelle SkinnerInvestigating objective biomarkers to characterise addictive eating 2016 - 2020

Principal: Assoc Prof Tracy Burrows

Co-Supervisors: Professor Manohar Garg and Assoc Prof Christopher Dayas

Eva ValencicFake Food Image, Aroma and Scent Recognition2019 - 2022

Principal: Dr Tamara Bucher

Co-Supervisors: Professor Clare Collins and Professor Barbara Korousic Seljak

Daphne van der BendA Cross-Cultural Perspective of Food Literacy: Developing Feasible Intervention Strategies to Enhance Dietary Behaviors in Adolescents Using a Participatory Approach2019 - 2023

Principal: Dr Tamara Bucher

Co-Supervisors: Dr Vanessa Shrewsbury, Assoc Prof Ellen van Kleef and Professor Hans Vantrijp

Angeliek VerdonschotTowards Effective Nutrition Education for Dutch and Australian Primary School Children: Assessing Effective Components2018 - 2022

Principal: Dr Tamara Bucher

Co-Supervisors: Professor Emely De Vet, Professor Clare Collins and Assoc Prof Annemien Haveman-Nies

Cheryl Watterson Promoting Healthy Eating and Appropriate Weight Gain in Pregnancy 2016 - 2024

Principal: Professor Clare Collins

Co-Supervisors: Dr Lesley McDonald-Wicks and Dr Melinda Hutchesson

Emily Webb Management of Overweight and Obesity in Osteoarthritis 2016 - 2020

Principal: Assoc Prof Surinder Baines

Co-Supervisor:  Dr Peter Osmotherly

Megan WhatnallThe Development and Evaluation of a Brief Web-Based Nutrition Intervention for Young Adult University Students 2016 - 2020

Principal: Dr Melinda Hutchesson

Co-Supervisor: Dr Amanda Patterson

Karly ZachariaThe Effect of Diet in Recurrent Stroke Prevention2019 - 2023Principal: Dr Lesley MacDonald-Wicks

Co-Supervisors: Assoc Prof Coralie English and Dr Amanda Patterson

Occupational Therapy

StudentProjectTimelineSupervisors
Katherine Hucman-JonesCo-designing Forensic Occupational Therapy Services to Combat Occupational Deprivation: Harnessing the Lived Experiences of Forensic Patients to Co-Create Occupation-Centred Programs for Occupational Enrichment and Personal Recovery in a Restricted Environment2019 - 2027

Principal: Dr Samantha Ashby

Co-Supervisor: Professor Gail Whiteford

Alan JohnsonAn Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Arts in Recovery Program, Consumer and Clinician Perspectives2018 - 2024

Principal: Dr Samantha Ashby

Co-Supervisor: Dr Miranda Lawry

Nathan KerrOccupations and Identities of Veterans in the Transition From Military Service into Veteran and Civilian Life Roles2019 - 2023

Principal: Dr Samantha Ashby

Co-Supervisor: Professor Shelly Lane

Brigette Lupton An Investigation into Mental Health Consumers' Experience of Participation in a Community Soccer Program 2014 - 2021

Principal: Assoc Prof Carole James

Co-Supervisors: Dr Samantha Ashby and Dr Kirsti Haracz

Michelle NewbyOccupational Performance Patterns in Children with PANS2018 - 2025

Principal: Dr Kirsti Haracz

Co-Supervisors: Professor Shelly Lane and Professor Janice Tona

Karen RayTowards Integrated, Inclusive Services - Effectiveness of an Embedded Occupational Therapy Kindergarten Handwriting Program2019 - 2022Principal: Assoc Prof Alison Lane

Co-Supervisor: Dr Kerry Dally
Mo ZhouUnderstanding the Australian-Chinese New Father2017 - 2021

Principal: Dr Samantha Ashby

Co-Supervisor: Dr Lyn Ebert


Oral Health Therapy

StudentProjectTimelineSupervisors
Megan BrookerButeyko Breathing as a Treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.2017 - 2025

Principal: Professor Jane Taylor

Co-Supervisors: Assoc Prof Janet Wallace and Professor Ali Darendeliler

Sher-Lin ChiamThe Influence of Bias on Decision Making in Forensic Odontology2017 - 2025

Principal: Professor Jane Taylor

Co-Supervisors: Dr Mark Page and Dr Denise Higgins

Jayne JonesThe Development of an Educational Tool to Raise Awareness and Promote Clinical Implementation of Strategies in the Management of Autistic Patients across All Ages and Spectrums for Oral Health Therapists2018 - 2026Principal: Assoc Prof Janet Wallace

Co-Supervisors: Professor Jane Taylor, Conjoint Assoc Prof Deborah Cockrell and Dr Linda Wallace
Joanna Mohammadi Investigating the Utilisation of a Dental Hygienist in Residential Aged Care Facilities to Reduce the Oral Health Care Barriers Faced by Residents with Dementia 2014 - 2021

Principal: Assoc Prof Janet Wallace

Co-Supervisors: Professor Jane Taylor and Professor Clive Wright

Leanne Smith 'Smiles Not Tears' Oral Health Education Program for Aboriginal Health Workers 2013 - 2021

Principal: Assoc Prof Fiona Blinkhorn

Co-Supervisors: Conjoint Prof Anthony Blinkhorn and Dr Fiona Hawke


Physiotherapy

StudentProjectTimelineSupervisors
Maya Abady The Relationship Between the Hip Joint and Chronic Non Specific Low Back Pain 2013 - 2022

Principal: Professor Darren Rivett

Co-Supervisors: Assoc Prof Suzanne Snodgrass and Dr Peter Osmotherly

Riad AkhundovMusculoskeletal Modelling of Myotendinous Injuries in Basketball2018 - 2022Principal: Assoc Prof Suzanne Snodgrass

Co-Supervisors: Dr Suzi Edwards, Assoc Prof Philip Clausen, Dr David Saxby and Dr Laura Diamond
Scott Burns Hip Interventions for Patients with Low Back Pain 2016 - 2024

Principal: Assoc Prof Suzanne Snodgrass

Co-Supervisors: Professor Darren Rivett and Conjoint Prof Joshua Cleland

Shefali Christopher Management and Prevention of Running Injuries During the Postpartum Period 2015 - 2023

Principal: Assoc Prof Suzanne Snodgrass

Co-Supervisor: Conjoint Prof Chad Cook

Katherine DooleyBiomechanical Risk Factors for Hip Adductor Myotendinous Injuries2017 - 2021

Principal: Assoc Prof Suzanne Snodgrass

Co-Supervisors: Dr Suzi Edwards, Dr Adrian Schultz and Mr Michael Drew

Margaret GallowayAn Exploration of Low Doses of Exercise on Cardiorespiratory Fitness in People with Chronic Stroke2016 - 2020

Principal: Assoc Prof Coralie English

Co-Supervisors: Dr Dianne Marsden, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Kirk Erikson and Professor Michael Nilsson

Eric Gattie Dry Needling for Patients with Neck Pain 2015 - 2023

Principal: Assoc Prof Suzanne Snodgrass

Co-Supervisor: Conjoint Prof Joshua Cleland

Benjamin HandoDetermining the Benefit of Dry-Needling for Individuals with Subacromial Pain Syndrome (SAPS)2018 - 2026

Principal: Assoc Prof Suzanne Snodgrass

Co-Supervisor: Conjoint Prof Joshua Cleland

Donald HunterThe Relationship between the Thoracic Spine and Shoulder Impingement Syndrome2018 - 2021

Principal: Assoc Prof Suzanne Snodgrass

Co-Supervisors: Professor Darren Rivett, Dr Sharmaine McKiernan and Mr Anthony Buxton

Dean Innis Epidemiology of Surfing Injuries 2016 - 2024

Principal: Dr Peter Osmotherly

Co-Supervisor: Professor Darren Rivett

Grahame Knox Clinical Prediction Rules In Physiotherapy Clinical Education 2015 - 2017 Principal: Professor Darren Rivett

Co-Supervisors: Assoc Prof Suzanne Snodgrass and Assoc Prof Erica Southgate
Roger LeeReal-Time Feedback on Posture for Managing Symptoms of Neck Pain
Synopsis
2018 - 2022

Principal: Assoc Prof Suzanne Snodgrass

Co-Supervisors: Dr Suzi Edwards, Assoc Prof Carole James and Dr Geoffrey Skinner

Cameron McDonald Identifying the Common Basis of Manual Therapy for the Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Medical and Osteopathic Professions 2016 - 2024

Principal: Professor Darren Rivett

Co-Supervisors: Dr Peter Osmotherly and Assoc Prof Robert Parkes

Paul Mackie Breaking Up Sitting Time after Stroke: How Much Less Sitting is Needed (BUST-Dose) 2017 - 2021

Principal: Assoc Prof Coralie English

Co-Supervisors: Dr Heidi Janssen, Assoc Prof Elizabeth Holliday and Professor David Dunstan

Tye McGannRunning Biomechanics and the Effects of Fatigue, Hamstring Muscle Injury and Muscle Activation Patterns2017 - 2021

Principal: Assoc Prof Suzanne Snodgrass

Co-Supervisors: Dr Suzi Edwards and Dr Adrian Schultz

Amy McDevitt Diagnosis and Treatment of Biceps Tendinopathy 2017 - 2025

Principal: Assoc Prof Suzanne Snodgrass

Co-Supervisor: Conjoint Prof Joshua Cleland

Diana Moghaddas Cervical Spine Kinematics Associated with Chronic Idiopathic Neck Pain 2015 - 2023

Principal: Assoc Prof Suzanne Snodgrass

Co-Supervisor: Dr Suzi Edwards

Nicola PostolDetermining the Merits of Powered Overground Robotic Lower Limb Exoskeletons in Neuro-Rehabilitation 2016 - 2024

Principal: Dr Jodie Marquez

Co-Supervisors: Dr Andrew Bivard and Professor Neil Spratt

Ishanka Rajapaksha MudiyanselageCharacteristics of Chronic Ankle Instability and the Role of Joint Mobilisation 2015 - 2019

Principal: Professor Darren Rivett

Co-Supervisors: Assoc Prof Suzanne Snodgrass, Dr Peter Osmotherly and Mr John Tessier

Emily RamageThe Feasibility of a Physical Activity Intervention Delivered via Telehealth to Reduce Secondary Stroke Risk2018 - 2022

Principal: Assoc Prof Coralie English

Co-Supervisors: Dr Amanda Patterson, Dr Elizabeth Lynch and Assoc Prof Cathy Said

Daniel Rhon Impact of Opioid Medication on Management, Recovery, and Outcomes of Individuals with Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 - 2024

Principal: Assoc Prof Suzanne Snodgrass

Co-Supervisors: Conjoint Prof Joshua Cleland and Conjoint Prof Chad Cook

Maria SammutService Change and Supporting Lifestyle and Activity Modification after Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) [S+SLAM-TIA]2018 - 2022

Principal: Assoc Prof Coralie English

Co-Supervisors: Dr Heidi Janssen, Dr Kirsti Haracz and Professor Michael Nilsson

Jodi Young Healthcare Utilisation Patterns in Patients with Lower Extremity Injuries 2016 - 2024

Principal: Assoc Prof Suzanne Snodgrass

Co-Supervisor: Conjoint Prof Joshua Cleland


Podiatry

StudentProjectTimelineSupervisors
Sarah Casey The Use of Ankle Brachial Index and Toe Brachial Index to Detect the Presence and Severity of Peripheral Arterial Disease in People with Diabetes 2013 - 2019

Principal: Assoc Prof Vivienne Chuter

Co-Supervisor:  Mr Damien Lafferty

Antoni Fellas Paediatric Rheumatology - Podiatric Intervention in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (Multicentre RCT) 2016 - 2020

Principal: Dr Andrea Coda

Co-Supervisors: Dr Derek Santos and Dr Davinda Singh-Grewal

Muhammad MaarjPodiatric Intervention to Improve Quality of Life and Reduce Pain in Children and Adolescents with Symptomatic Hypermobility2019 - 2022

Principal: Dr Andrea Coda

Co-Supervisors: Dr Verity Pacey and Dr Louise Tofts

Benjamin PetersonIntrinsic and Extrinsic Factors Influencing Injury Risk in Recreational Runners2017 - 2021

Principal: Assoc Prof Vivienne Chuter

Co-Supervisors: Dr Martin Spink, Dr Fiona Hawke and Professor Robin Callister

Sean Sadler A randomised controlled trial investigating the effectiveness of foot orthotic devices for the treatment of chronic nonspecific low back pain 2014 - 2020

Principal: Assoc Prof Vivienne Chuter

Co-Supervisors: Dr Martin Spink and Dr Xanne Janse De Jonge

Matthew West Development of a Targeted Foot Complications Screening and Intervention Program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People 2016 - 2020

Principal: Assoc Prof Vivienne Chuter

Co-Supervisors: Dr Fiona Hawke and  Dr Shannon Munteanu