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Exercise intervention for the treatment of substance use and mental health

This project will be based in a hospital environment and involve evaluating the effect of exercise on mental health symptoms and substance use rehabilitation. These projects are ide more...

Supervisor(s): Morley, Kirsten (Dr)

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 more...

Supervisor(s): Baur, Louise (Professor), Garnett, Sarah (Dr), Cowell, Chris (Professor), Hardy, Louise (Dr)

Chronic and Complex Illness in Adolescents

This is a study on the in-patient management of adolescents with complex medico-psychosocial conditions. more...

Supervisor(s): Steinbeck, Kate (Professor)

Chronic illness in adolescents – promoting self management

The self-management clinic for adolescents with chronic physical illness runs within the Department of Adolescent Medicine and is set up as a research clinic with pre- and post-inte more...

Supervisor(s): Steinbeck, Kate (Professor)

Anti-craving agents in the treatment of addiction

The PhD students will be part of a team working on a large NHRMC funded trial of anti-craving agents in the treatment of alcohol use disorder investigating the role of genotypes in more...

Supervisor(s): Morley, Kirsten (Dr)

Neural circuitry of emotion processing disturbance in alcohol use disorder

The PhD students will use a combination of neuropsychological and neuroimaging techniques to study brain-behaviour relationships of addiction. These projects are ideally suited to i more...

Supervisor(s): Morley, Kirsten (Dr)

Reward processing deficits in addiction and comorbidities

The PhD students will use a combination of techniques to study brain-behaviour relationships of addiction. These projects are ideally suited to individuals who have a strong aptitud more...

Supervisor(s): Morley, Kirsten (Dr)

Adolescents who present to emergency departments

This is a study of adolescent presentations to emergency departments in a paediatric hospital and in an adult hospital. more...

Supervisor(s): Steinbeck, Kate (Professor)

Identifying the emotional, cognitive and biological correlates of schizophrenia

Objective measures of emotion, cognition and brain function are the best predictors of real-world outcomes in schizophrenia, and these projects are aimed at identifying these marker more...

Supervisor(s): Williams, Lea (Professor)

Brain and cognition markers of ADHD and treatment response

This research relies on using objective measures of brain & behaviour to assess ADHD and effectiveness of treatment with the goal of increasing confidence in clinical decisions. more...

Supervisor(s): Harris, Anthony (Associate Professor)