School of Health Sciences Research Masters projects, students and supervisors

Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety

Joanna Holland To determine whether the SmartCap Drive Fatigue Monitoring Device can help Detect Fatigue Related Medical Disorders in Mobile Plant Operators 2015 - 2019

Principal: Assoc Prof Carole James

Co-Supervisor: Dr He Wang

Yu Shunbank Improving the Efficiency of Oriental Medicine in Chronic Respiratory Disease Prevention and Treatment 2016 - 2018

Principal: Dr He Wang

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

Medical Radiation Sciences

Carey Lauchlan Analysing Accelerometer Data in Relation to the Magnitude and Direction of Forces that Contribute to Concussion in Rugby League Players 2016 - 2020

Principal: Assoc Prof Peter Stanwell

Co-Supervisors: Dr Sharmain Mckiernan and Dr Andrew Gardner

Alisha Moore Development and Evaluation of an Education Tool for Standardising Organ at Risk (OAR) Contouring for Head and Neck Cancer Treatment in Radiation Oncology TROG Clinical Trials 2016 - 2020

Principal: Assoc Prof Helen Warren-Forward

Co-Supervisors: Dr Yolanda Surjan, Professor Robert Callister and Assoc. Prof. Sandro Porceddu

Sharon Oultram The Use of 3D Ultrasound in the Radiation Therapy Simulation of Breast Cancer 2014 - 2018

Principal: Assoc Prof Shane Dempsey

Co-Supervisor: Conjoint Prof Peter Greer

Janine Robertson An Investigation of Strategies to Reduce Psychological Distress in Radiation Therapists 2016 - 2020

Principal: Assoc Prof Helen Warren-Forward

Co-Supervisor: Dr Yolanda Surjan

John Tessier Development, Implementation and Evaluation of an Alternative Placement Model for Diagnostic Radiography Students 2009 -

Principal: Assoc Prof Helen Warren-Forward

Co-Supervisor: Assoc Prof Shane Dempsey

Nutrition and Dietetics

Doreen Mucheru A Healthy Living Program for Australians Living with Psychosis 2016 - 2018

Principal: Dr Lesley Macdonald-Wicks

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

Zoe Szewczyk Cost-effectiveness Analysis of Prenatal Nutrition Interventions and Infant Health Outcomes 2016 - 2019

Principal: Professor Clare Collins

Co-Supervisors:  Dr Megan Rollo and Conjoint Assoc Prof Andrew Searles

Occupational Therapy

Alan Johnson An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Arts in Recovery Program, Consumer and Clinician Perspectives 2016 - 2020

Principal: Dr Samantha Ashby

Co-Supervisor: Dr Miranda Lawry

Emma Kemmis
A Mixed Method Study to Explore the Efficacy and Utilisation of Functional Mobility Equipment and its Impact on Independence for People with Grade II and III Obesity
2017 - 2021

Principal: Dr Lesley MacDonald-Wicks

Co-Supervisor: Dr Samantha Ashby

Kelsey Philpott-Robinson Characteristics and Moderators of Sensory Features in Pre-Term Infants in the First Year of Life. 2017 - 2021

Principal: Assoc Prof Alison Lane

Co-Supervisors: Professor Shelly Lane, Ms Michelle Jackman and Dr Larissa Korostenski

Karen Ray Towards Integrated, Inclusive Services - Effectiveness of an Embedded Occupational Therapy Kindergarten Handwriting Program 2017 - 2021

Principal: Assoc Prof Alison Lane

Co-Supervisor: Dr Kerry Dally


Damien Cummins The Effect of Retraction Movements of the Cervical Spine on Persistent Head Pain of Cervicogenic Origin 2016 - 2020

Principal: Dr Peter Osmotherly

Co-Supervisors: Professor Darren Rivett and Dr Lucy Thomas

Rosemary Day Head Moulding in Preterm Infants: Incidence, Severity and Risk Factor 2014 - 2018

Principal: Dr Lesley MacDonald-Wicks

Co-Supervisors: Ms Jennifer Mackney and Professor Paulette Van Vliet

Christopher Downs An Analysis of Injury Databases of Amateur Netball Players 2014 - 2019

Principal: Professor Robin Callister

Co-Supervisor: Assoc Prof Suzanne Snodgrass

Donald Hunter The Relationship between the Thoracic Spine and Shoulder Impingement Syndrome 2013 - 2017 Principal: Assoc Prof Suzanne Snodgrass

Co-Supervisors: Professor Darren Rivett and Dr Sharmaine McKiernan

Katrina Kenah Investigating Boredom in Stroke (IBIS) 2015 - 2020

Principal: Ms Heidi Janssen

Co-Supervisors: Assoc. Prof. Julie Bernhardt, Professor Neil Spratt and Dr Toby Cumming


Clare Linton Lower Limb research 2017 - 2021

Principal: Assoc Prof Vivienne Chuter

Co-Supervisors: Dr Fiona Hawke and Dr Peta Tehan