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Adolescents who present to emergency departments

This is a study of adolescent presentations to emergency departments in a paediatric hospital and in an adult hospital. more...

Supervisor(s): Steinbeck, Kate (Professor)

Early signs of diabetes complications in childhood onset diabetes mellitus

Early signs of diabetes complications in childhood onset diabetes will focus on newer methods to assess heart rate variation, peripheral nerve function, colour vision and vascular c more...

Supervisor(s): Donaghue, Kim (Professor)

How invasive cancer cells negotiate the 3D tissue environment

My team uses cell biology approaches to discover the cellular machinery that allows deadly, invasive cancer cells to negotiate the surronding 3D environment. more...

Supervisor(s): O'Neill, Geraldine (Associate Professor)

Dysferlin and defective membrane repair in muscular dystrophy

We are studying a form of muscular dystrophy caused by deficiency of the protein dysferlin. Dysferlin patients have a primary defect in skeletal muscle membrane repair, and are unab more...

Supervisor(s): Cooper, Sandra (Dr)

Young people who are homeless and or at risk of homelessness

Researching youth homelessness in collaboration with service providers more...

Supervisor(s): Steinbeck, Kate (Professor)

Intervention in adolescents with substance use

Early intervention for adolescent substance use in a paediatric hospital - the Service for Addiction Medicine in Youth (SAMY). more...

Supervisor(s): Steinbeck, Kate (Professor)

The long term effects of childhood cancer treatment

The Long Term Follow up Clinic has a large cohort of childhood survivors of cancer who are now adolescents and young adults, and provides many opportunities for clinical research more...

Supervisor(s): Steinbeck, Kate (Professor)

Chronic illness in adolescents – promoting self management

The self-management clinic for adolescents with chronic physical illness runs within the Department of Adolescent Medicine and is set up as a research clinic with pre- and post-inte more...

Supervisor(s): Steinbeck, Kate (Professor)

Obesity and insulin resistance in children and adolescents.

Studies on various aspects of obesity and insulin resistance in children and young people - covering management, prevention and pathophysiology. There is potential for a range of di more...

Supervisor(s): Baur, Louise (Professor), Garnett, Sarah (Dr), Cowell, Chris (Professor)

A weighty problem- how the protein TPD52 regulates cellular lipid storage

This project seeks to better understand why some cancer cells contain high levels of stored lipid, and whether this property can be targeted for cancer therapy. more...

Supervisor(s): Byrne, Jennifer (Professor), Chen, Yuyan (Dr)