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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)

Refining cell-based therapies to cure diabetes

The most promising route for a cure for type 1 diabetes is the use of insulin-secreting cells to replace those that have died. more...

Supervisor(s): Thorn, Peter (Professor)

Skeletal muscle lipid metabolism in type 2 diabetes and obesity

It has been known for over 20 years that excessive amounts of lipid within tissue such as skeletal muscle are deleterious for blood glucose regulation - especially insulin regulatio more...

Supervisor(s): Hoy, Andrew (Dr)

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)

Complementary medicine approaches to weight loss and the prevention of type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes mellitus is the fastest growing chronic illness in Australia, and over 3.2 million people are estimated to have pre-diabetes and diabetes, with a further 275 individ more...

Supervisor(s): Fuller, Nick (Dr)

Breast cancer metabolism - cross talk between different cell types within the breast

This project aims to investigate potential interaction the different cell types within the mammary gland. more...

Supervisor(s): Hoy, Andrew (Dr)

Puberty hormones

Puberty hormones and their effects. more...

Supervisor(s): Steinbeck, Kate (Professor)

The fetal environment, pregnancy, and cardiovascular risk.

Opportunity exists for research higher degree study on projects related to the fetal environment, pregnancy and cardiovascular risk. These potentially include epidemiological analys more...

Supervisor(s): Skilton, Michael (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)