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Cohort study of teenagers with ADHD

There is a lack of detailed information regarding the long term outcomes of Australian teenagers with a diagnosis of ADHD as they progress into adult life. We plan to recruit and mo more...

Supervisor(s): Poulton, Alison (Dr)

Developing a cost-effective treatment program for obesity using dexamphetamine

Obesity is a major problem for our local population in Penrith. Access to treatment is limited due to lack of resources within the public sector. We are working on developing a 6 mo more...

Supervisor(s): Poulton, Alison (Dr)

The role of regulatory T Lymphocytes in aberrant human immune responses

The focus is to phenotypically and functionally characterise T regulatory cells in aberrant immune responses  e.g. autoimmune and allergic diseases. more...

Supervisor(s): Nanan, Ralph (Professor)

Ultrasound assessment of cardiac function and haemodynamics in critically ill patients

The use of ultrasound to assess the cardiac function and haemodynamic status in critically ill patients. more...

Supervisor(s): Huang, Stephen (Professor)

A study to investigate the efficacy of dexamphetamine compared to placebo for treating obesity complicated by obstructive sleep apnoea

The project represents a new approach to the pharmacological treatment of obesity. It uses dexamphetamine but unlike most drug trials using appetite suppressants, the focus is on th more...

Supervisor(s): Poulton, Alison (Dr)

Pregnancy and Maternal Oral Health

Background: Recently, a number of studies have shown that poor oral health may impact on general health. Periodontal diseases have been identified as an independent risk factor for more...

Supervisor(s): Nanan, Ralph (Professor)

Maternal Oral Health and Pregnancy Outcomes

Inflammatory processes in the oral cavity can have a systemic affect as has been shown with atherosclerosis. These systemic affects are likely to influence the immune and metabolic more...

Supervisor(s): Eberhard, Joerg (Professor)

The Nepean Post ICU discharge follow up clinic (Nepean ICU FC): illuminating and exploring patient's experiences of chronic critical illness (CCI)

As a research student, you will have the opportunity to be part of the ICU post discharge follow-up clinics, interviewing and analysing the data from their lived experiences of aspe more...

Supervisor(s): Lane, Stuart (Associate Professor)

Investigating the development of infant food allergy in the context of a maternal diet rich in eggs and peanuts during pregnancy and lactation.

In this study, we will investigate how a maternal diet rich in eggs and peanuts influences the development of food allergies towards these foods. We will explore both innate as well more...

Supervisor(s): Nanan, Ralph (Professor)

Will a novel form of oral peanut immunotherapy induce regulatory immune responses and modify the gastrointestinal microbiome ?

In this part of the study, we will investigate the immunological mechanisms involved in the desensitization process. This will include the effects of short chained fatty acids in th more...

Supervisor(s): Nanan, Ralph (Professor)