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Novel inhalation formulation to improve quality of life of cystic fibrosis sufferers

Respiratory infection is the number one cause of death world-wide with limited therapies other than tablet or intravenous injection. This multi-faceted PhD project will focus on dev more...

Supervisor(s): Traini, Daniela (Professor)

Detecting smokers at risk of developing COPD

The applicant's research will be focussed on improving the understanding of underlying pathophysiology and the nature of early smoking related abnormalities in chronic obstructive p more...

Supervisor(s): King, Gregory (Associate Professor), Thamrin, Cindy (Dr)

Melatonin as a treatment for Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder

The project will characterise the behavioural and physiological phenotype of DSPD and examine the efficacy of melatonin as a treatment for DSPD. more...

Supervisor(s): Grunstein, Ron (Professor)

High Density EEG measurement in sleep disorders

Study the electroencephalography during sleep and wake to phenotype patients with sleep disorders, and neurodegenerative or psychiatric disorders with sleep disturbance. more...

Supervisor(s): Grunstein, Ron (Professor)

Novel diagnostic methods and treatment in insomnia disorder

This project will develop clinically deployable methods for insomnia phenotyping and test treatments tailored to these phenotypes. more...

Supervisor(s): Grunstein, Ron (Professor)

Developing Molecular biomarkers in sleep disorders

This project will explore potential biomarkers for a range of sleep disorders including obstructive sleep apnoea, insomnia and circadian phase disorders. more...

Supervisor(s): Phillips, Craig (Dr), Grunstein, Ron (Professor)

The effect of simulated shift work on food desirability and metabolism

The aim of this research is to ascertain the impact of a simulated night shift rotation on food desirability in order to increase our understanding of the mechanisms that underpin i more...

Supervisor(s): Phillips, Craig (Dr), Comas Soberats, Maria (Dr)

Epidemiological investigation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) within the Australian Burden of Lung Disease (BOLD) study

Between 2006 and 2012 we conducted a series of cross-sectional studies to investigate the prevalence, risk factors and burden of COPD in Australian adults aged 40+ years. This Austr more...

Supervisor(s): Toelle, Brett (Dr)

Epidemiological investigation of Childhood Asthma within the Childhood Asthma Prevention Study (CAPS)

In 1997, The Childhood Asthma Prevention Study (CAPS) recruited babies at high risk of developing asthma and allergies because a parent and/or sibling had asthma or frequent wheeze. more...

Supervisor(s): Toelle, Brett (Dr)

Emotional Wellbeing in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

This project will design, implement and evaluate a mixed mode (individual and group) psychological intervention to improve emotional wellbeing in older adults who have COPD more...

Supervisor(s): Toelle, Brett (Dr)