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Current Research Students

The University of Adelaide provides a stimulating environment for postgraduate research students.

Find the Institute's current postgraduate research students and their dissertation topics below.

Name Topic
Angela Basso Barriers and facilitators to implementation of allied health programs in residential aged care facilities
Bruce Becker The experiences of persons living with a disability and the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
Samantha Butenko The Patient experience of partnering with Healthcare Professionals for Hand Hygiene Compliance: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Literature
Megan Cain Effectiveness of Different Minimally Invasive Epiphysiodesis Techniques in the Management of Pediatric Leg Length Discrepancies
David Chu Effectiveness of Different Minimally Invasive Epiphysiodesis Techniques in the Management of Pediatric Leg Length Discrepancies
Robyn Coombe Oligometautatic breast cancer
Jennifer Costi The current title of Jenny’s study is identifying the frequency and distribution of stress prevalence of stress among junior medical officers working in tertiary care settings
William Cundy Metal ion release from spinal instrumentation
Nuwan Dharmawardana What is the effectiveness of primary surgery compared to primary radiotherapy for treating patients with p16 positive head and neck squamous cell cancer with an unknown primary site
Nathan Eardley-Harris Outcomes of Selective Thoracic Fusion in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Robyn Fawcett Why South Australia has the highest hospitalization rates for Asthma and Identifying risk factors and strategies to reduce hospitalisations
Nicholas Flack Is there an increased risk of developing hip osteoarthritis in people who have had a paediatric hip condition
Aaron Gaekwad The incidence of cerebrovascular events in immunocompetent adult patients with bacterial and mycobacterial meningitis
Andrew Gaffey The Effect of Curcuminoids on Musculoskeletal Pain
Tom Gieroba Removal versus retention of syndesmotic screws following acute syndesmotic injury
Simon Harley Identifying the predictors of change in severity of untreated Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) in men
Nicholas Hayes Reverse total shoulder replacements in patients younger than 65 years: clinical outcomes
Hilding Hanna What is the learning experience and relationship with their mentors like for the student in the health care setting while on undergraduate and graduate placements
Jamie Ianunzio What is the learning experience and relationship with their mentors like for the student in the health care setting while on undergraduate and graduate placements
Catherine Isam Evidence for patient/caregiver-clinician satisfaction with shared decision making based on the findings from a quantitative systematic review
Rincy Jimmy Effectiveness of mifamurtide in addition to standard chemotherapy for high-grade osteosarcoma
Tanya Klotz The effect of moisturizers or creams on scar progress
Jodi Knoop Transformational Leadership in Nursing and Midwifery
Sabapathy (Giri) Krishnan Trans oral robotic surgery versus trans oral laser microsurgery for the treatment of oropharyngeal SCC
Terrence Leane Intravenous fentanyl analgesia with midazolam induced sedation +/- local anaesthesia, for short painful procedures
Vivienne Leigh Effectiveness of pharmacological an nurse initiated non-pharmacological interventions for the treatment of delirium in adults in intensive care units pot cardiac surgery
Kenneth Lo The Effectiveness of Robotic Assisted Rehabilitation for Mobility and Functional Ability in Adult Stroke Patients
Judith Lowe Self-management decision support for individuals with inflammatory arthritis: A systematic review protocol of the efficacy of condition specific decision aids
Matthew Marshall-Webb Definitive Chemoradiotherapy (CRTx) Compared to Surgery for Patients with Oesophageal Cancer
Katie Martin Effectiveness of Screen Time Reduction Intervention Programs on Improving Health Outcomes in Children
Megan Mathews The effectiveness of coenzyme Q10 on survival of women with breast cancer
Irene Mayo The effectiveness of interventions in preventing medication errors in patient controlled analgesia among post-surgical patients
Patricia McReynolds Clinical audit in aged care
Kim Moretti Measuring co-morbidities in prostate cancer
Michael Nganga Factors that influence the development of osteoarthritis in patients who have undergone ACL Reconstruction
Yue Xian (Selena) Ooi Pancreatic Exocrine Insufficiency in Pancreatic Cancer and the Impacts of Adequate Pancreatic Enzyme Replacement Therapy Affecting Nutritional Status and Quality of Life
Arisara Patthum End of life care in intensive care unit: an analysis of clinical effectiveness in nursing
Gajendran Perinpanayagam Pre-op Nutrition in Patients with Colorectal Cancer
Eng Whui Poh Adverse Effects of Dipeptidyl-Peptidase-4 Inhibitors in Adult Patients with Type-2 Diabetes
Christina Preen What are the benefits of Fetal Renal Artery Doppler, Middle Cerebral Artery Doppler and Ductus Venosus Doppler in pregnancies complicated by Intrauterine Growth Restriction
Martin Raab The effectiveness and safety of pharmacological sedation for aggressive and agitated patients in an emergency situation
Wendy Scott Does the Inclusion of a Maastricht Informed Approach for People who Hear Voices in the Public Mental Health Care Services reduce Length of Stay or Length of Episode of Care
Paul Secombe Feeding the critically ill obese patient
Annika Theodoulou Upper limb arthroplasty: Prevalence of co-morbidities and impact on outcome
Meena Tom Benefit of early mobilisation of a ventilated patients in ICU
Jessica Tyndall Impact of findings from grey literature on the outcomes of systematic reviews on interventions to prevent obesity among children
Name Topic
Marc Colbeck Do evidence-based, treatment-oriented, clinical practice guidelines improve patient care outcomes
Garumma Tolu Feyissa Reducing HIV related stigma and promoting positive coping among people living with and affected by HIV through an evidence-based guideline development project
Sherryl Gaston Best practice around early identification of and dementia in the prison setting
Pradeep Paul Gunapal Health Technology Assessment of eLearning for Post-Registration Health Professional Education
Delia McCabe The effects of essential fatty acids (EFAs), magnesium-zinc and B vitamins on the levels of stress experienced by working women
Dandeep Moola Guidelines on management of dental anxiety in paediatric and adult patients: translating evidence into mobile decision support in dentistry
John Opio Guidelines on management of dental anxiety in paediatric and adult patients: translating evidence into mobile decision support in dentistry
Robin Pap Evidence-Based Clinical Indicators to Evaluate Pre Hospital Care in Australia: A Systematic Review and Feasibility Study
James Pearce The prehospital use of lactate monitoring for the recognition, management and outcome of adult patients with sepsis syndrome
Stephen Richards Towards the development of a 'living environmental stress' theory to describe how the environment of a residential aged care facility may be toxic, resulting in an increased risk of premature morbidities and mortality in older people
Kishani Townshend Impact of mindful parenting on children’s school attendance and resilience: the development and pilot testing of a mindful parenting program
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