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Educational Psychology

This program of research aims to explore how we can improve student learning by better understanding cognition, motivation, emotion, and/or behaviour. more...

Supervisor(s): Ginns, Paul (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)

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

The TESOL research program explores issues relating to language teaching and learning and socio-cultural aspects of language education. It also explores themes relating to language more...

Supervisor(s): Paltridge, Brian (Professor), Phakiti, Aek (Associate Professor), Stevenson, Marie (Dr), Hirsh, David (Associate Professor), Ross, Andrew (Dr), Shen, Huizhong (Associate Professor)

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)

Music Education

Research in music education at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music encompasses a wide range of perspectives on the teaching and learning of music in culturally diverse settings from more...

Supervisor(s): Marsh, Kathryn (Associate Professor), Webb, Michael (Dr), McEwan, Neil (Associate Professor)

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)

Type 1 diabetes: Young adult self management

This project will employ illness narrative qualitative research methods, and video and audio recordings of young Australians who are living with type 1 diabetes. The work follows on more...

Supervisor(s): Smith, Lorraine (Dr)

Asthma: Young adult self management

This project will employ illness narrative qualitative research methods, and video and audio recordings of young Australians who are living with asthma. The work follows on fro more...

Supervisor(s): Smith, Lorraine (Dr), Armour, Carol (Professor)

Emotion, cognition and psychiatric disorders

The key goal of this project is to identify objective brain and behaviour markers of major mental illnesses and their treatment. In this research area, we integrate information whic more...

Supervisor(s): Williams, Lea (Professor)