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Sleep, Alertness and Circadian Dynamics

This research area is concerned with developing quantitative, physiologically-based, mathematical models of the diurnal, circadian, and ultradian processes that govern sleep dynamic more...

Supervisor(s): Robinson, Peter (Professor), Postnova, Svetlana (Dr)

Role of community pharmacists in sleep health

The project explores the role of pharmacists in managing sleep disorders in the community. more...

Supervisor(s): Saini, Bandana (Dr)

Interdisciplinary sleep health research

The NHMRC Centre for Clinical Research Excellence for Interdisciplinary Sleep Health is based at a network of hospitals and research institutes in Sydney and funded by the NHMRC for more...

Supervisor(s): Saini, Bandana (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)

Sleep & Depression - This project will investigate the effect of natural light exposure and sleep-wake pattern in subjects with depressive illnesses.

A drug-free, non-laboratory-based and simple to deliver intervention will be tested for the treatment of depression in young adults. more...

Supervisor(s): Chow, Chin Moi (Associate Professor)

Investigating the Long-term Predictors of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Older Adults

This PhD opportunity offers the prospect of contributing to clinical research examining factors which are predictive of neuropsychiatric symptoms including cognitive decline in olde more...

Supervisor(s): Naismith, Sharon (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 more...

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

Exploring the neurobiology of Parkinson’s disease with multimodal techniques

This study will examine the neurobiology underlying some of the most troubling features of Parkinson's disease. This opportunity will utilise a range of novel neuroimaging, neurophy more...

Supervisor(s): Lewis, Simon (Associate Professor), Naismith, Sharon (Associate 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)