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How reliable are body composition monitoring scales?

This project aims to determine the accuracy and precision of body composition monitoring scales that are commonly available to the general public (e.g. wireless tracking devices). more...

Supervisor(s): Salis, Amanda (Associate 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)

Reversing the human Famine Reaction via diet and high intensity exercise

This project aims to determine whether a higher protein and lower glycaemic index weight maintenance diet, combined with high intensity physical activity, can attenuate the strength more...

Supervisor(s): Salis, Amanda (Associate Professor)

Regenerative engineering – chemo-physical properties gradient as a tool to control cell responses

This project will develop a new CO2 based technologies to impregnate the implant surfaces with functional biomolecules and create topography. The primary aim is to develop a new, co more...

Supervisor(s): Chrzanowski, Wojciech (Dr)

Naturally good - fibres and particles of natural origin as a new biomaterials for regenerative medicine and drug delivery

This project will investigate characteristics of new materials of natural-origin for biomedical applications and drug delivery. The primary aim is to develop new ‘green’ more...

Supervisor(s): Chrzanowski, Wojciech (Dr)

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)

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)

Magnetic resonance micro-imaging of human and animal tissue.

Use of magnetic resonance microimaging of human and animal tissue to study disease processes. more...

Supervisor(s): Bourne, Roger (Dr)

Meal replacements – an educational tool for longer-term healthy eating?

This project aims to determine whether very low energy diets (VLEDs) based on meal replacements differ from food-based diets in terms of teaching people to self-select a healthy die more...

Supervisor(s): Salis, Amanda (Associate Professor)