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PhD Students

Student: Mahmmoud Abedal-kareem SHNAIGAT 
Thesis Title: Motivational Interviewing Techniques to Improve Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) through Health Literacy and Self-management in Primary Care Settings in Australia
Supervisor: Sue Downie

Student: Ailish CLEARY  
Thesis title: Remediating the Lipid Profile of Cells in Culture
Supervisor: Paul Else 

Student: Rebecca Gay HARRIS  
Thesis title: Advances in Meta-analysis Methods to Enhance Evidence-based Decision-making in Health Care
Supervisor: Isabel Ferreira 

Student: Courtney Rochelle CHANG  
Thesis title: 
Timing Exercise to Attenuate Peak Postprandial Hyperglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes
Supervisor: 
Monique Francois 

Student: Hannah Elizabeth CHRISTIE  
Thesis title: 
Physical Activity in Women with Gestational Diabetes: Towards Guidelines for Physical Activity
Supervisor: 
Monique Francois 

Student: Brooke BRISBINE  
Thesis title: Breast pain, breast injury and breast characteristics of high-performance female athletes
Supervisor: Deidre McGhee

Student: Timothy David MILLER    
Thesis title: Translating Research into Practice in Non-Operative Management of Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Supervisor: Deidre McGhee

Student: Joel Anthony WALSH      
Thesis title: Assessing the characteristics of cortical function during exercise derived muscle contraction
Supervisor: Paul Stapley  

Student: Benjamin Dario ARCIONI        
Thesis title: Reduction of Cybersickness in HMDs: Participant, stimulus and hardware factors.
Supervisor: Paul Stapley  

Student: Nathan Brad DIFFORD     
Thesis title: Neurophysiological correlates of balance control
Supervisor: Paul Stapley  

Student: James FORSYTH     
Thesis title: Effects of Neuromuscular Training on Lower Limb Biomechanics When Performing an Aerial Task in Surfing
Supervisor: Julie Steele

Student: Joshua Paul McLean MATTOCK       
Thesis title: Characterisation of lower leg muscle morphology and function: Implications for medial tibial stress syndrome
Supervisor: Julie Steele

Student: Matthew David WHALAN    
Thesis title: Making Football Safer: Optimizing the efficacy and implementation of the 11+ Program
Supervisor: Julie Steele

Student: Brooke BRISBINE      
Thesis title: Breast pain, breast injury and breast characteristics of high-performance female athletes
Supervisor: Julie Steele

Student: Christopher John RICHARDS        
Thesis title: Materials in Soft Robotics
Supervisor: Julie Steele

Medical and Exercise Sciences - Maddison Maree KIRK         
Thesis title: Improving footwear for netball players
Supervisor: Julie Steele

Student: Jarred COOPER           
Thesis title: The Effect of Postural Constraints on Joint Loading During Drop Landings
Supervisor: Julie Steele

Student: Renin MELKIAS BABY SELVI TOMS  
Thesis Title: An epidemiological study of chronic disease parameters at regional level, in view of developing a geo enabled visual mapping system to facilitate regional planning activities
Supervisor: Andrew Bonney 

Student: Ramya WALSAN  
Thesis title: Comorbidity of serious mental illness and type 2 diabetes- Do neighbourhoods mattes?
Supervisor: Andrew Bonney  

Student: Adam Jose HODGKINS  
Thesis title: Pragmatic Use of Electronic Medical Data Is Cessation of Lipid Medication Associated with Mortality in Older Patients?
Supervisor: Andrew Bonney 

Student: Rebekah Isabel HOFFMAN    
Thesis title: 
Motherhood + Medicine: Understanding the challenges the doctors who are also mothers face in both their covers & home life
Supervisor: 
Andrew Bonney 

Student: Timothy David MILLER    
Thesis title: Translating Research into Practice in Non-Operative Management of Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Supervisor: Andrew Bonney

Student: Darcelle Frances Maree WU     
Thesis title: Walking the Journey of Dementia: a Community Study
Supervisor: Pippa Burns 

Student: Sanaz KHANLARI     
Thesis title: Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide in Australia - A Study of Consumers and Psychiatrist Perspectives
Supervisor: Pippa Burns 

Student: Elizabeth DALE      
Thesis title: Improving Indigenous Health
Supervisor: Rowena Ivers 

Student: Lyndal Ann PARKER-NEWLYN    
Thesis title: Non-Cognitive Factors in Medical Student Selection at the University of Wollongong
Supervisor: Kylie Mansfield 

Student: Timothy Alan SKYRING    
Thesis title: What Factors Influence the Choices Patients Make when Faced with a Diagnosis of Early Stage Prostate Cancer?
Supervisor: Kylie Mansfield 

Student: Breanna Marie LEPRE     
Thesis title: Nutrition Competency in Medical Education
Supervisor: Kylie Mansfield 

Student: Ailish CLEARY       
Thesis title: Remediating the Lipid Profile of Cells inn Culture
Supervisor: Kylie Mansfield 

Student: Joel Anthony WALSH        
Thesis title: Assessing the characteristics of cortical function during exercise derived muscle contraction
Supervisor: Darryl McAndrew 

Student: Kerry Louise WATTS          
Thesis title: The Prevalence of Hospitalisations Resulting from Side Effects Associated with Oral Anticoagulants
Supervisor: Judy Mullan 

Student: Adam Jose HODGKINS       
Thesis title: Pragmatic Use of Electronic Medical Data Is Cessation of Lipid Medication Associated with Mortality in Older Patients?
Supervisor: Judy Mullan 

Student: Rebekah Isabel HOFFMAN         
Thesis title: Motherhood + Medicine: Understanding the challenges the doctors who are also mothers face in both their covers & home life
Supervisor: Judy Mullan 

Student: Timothy Alan SKYRING         
Thesis title: What Factors Influence the Choices Patients Make when Faced with a Diagnosis of Early Stage Prostate Cancer?
Supervisor: Judy Mullan 

Student: Timothy David MILLER           
Thesis title: Translating Research into Practice in Non-Operative Management of Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Supervisor: Judy Mullan 

Student: Ilijana BABIC             
Thesis title: Improving the treatment of Schizophrenia by addressing cognitive impairment and the metabolic side-effects of antipsychotic drugs
Supervisor: Nagesh Pai 

Student: Ramya WALSAN               
Thesis title: Comorbidity of serious mental illness and type 2 diabetes- Do neighbourhoods mattes?
Supervisor: Nagesh Pai 

Student: Jessica CERNI                 
Thesis title: The role of residential greenspace in the prevention and care of chronic respiratory diseases in middle-to-older aged adults. A longitudinal study of 53,078 Australian adults aged >45 years
Supervisor: Joel Rhee 

Student: Sanaz KHANLARI                  
Thesis title: Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide in Australia - A Study of Consumers and Psychiatrist Perspectives
Supervisor: Joel Rhee 

Student: Jessica Grace MILLS                 
Thesis title: Biological and Psychological Correlates of major Depressive Disorder
Supervisor: Susan Thomas  

Student: Asmahan Abdulsalam ELGELLAIE                   
Thesis title: Influence of and Interactions between Stress, Stress and Appetite Hormones, Body Fat Composition and Gestational Diabetes on Maternal and Neonatal Health Outcomes
Supervisor: Susan Thomas 

Student: Alexandra Jade SOUTH                  
Thesis title: Cortisol, Stress Responses, and Affective-Interpersonal Deficits
Supervisor: Susan Thomas 

Student: Anthea ROTE                 
Thesis title: Investigating the structural and functional consequences of disease-related mutations in the small heat shock protein Hsp27
Supervisor: Teresa Treweek 

Student: Asmahan Abdulsalam ELGELLAIE                  
Thesis title: Influence of and Interactions between Stress, Stress and Appetite Hormones, Body Fat Composition and Gestational Diabetes on Maternal and Neonatal Health Outcomes
Supervisor: Teresa Treweek 

Student: Nurhira ABDUL KADIR          
Thesis title: The Capacity of Public Health Lecturers in Indonesia's Medical Faculties to Contribute in the Preparation of Socially Responsive Physicians
Supervisor: Kathryn Weston 

Student: Priya IYER    
Thesis Title: The role of nutrition in minimising cardiovascular risk in spinal patients in specialist rehabilitation
Supervisor: Eleanor Beck 

Student: Eden Monique BARRETT     
Thesis Title: Grain advantage: exploring dietary intake of whole grains in comparison to cereal fibre in the context of cardiovascular health
Supervisor: Eleanor Beck 

Student: Georgina Margaret WILLIAMS     
Thesis Title: The influence of dietary fibre intake on the gut microbiota and the implication for metabolic disease
Supervisor: Eleanor Beck 

Student: Katrina Rashelle KISSOCK  
Thesis Title: Whole Grain Consumption and Promotion
Supervisor: Eleanor Beck 

Student: Breanna Marie LEPRE      
Thesis Title: Nutrition Competency in Medical Education
Supervisor: Eleanor Beck 

Student: Alison Jean HOST     
Thesis Title: "It's no choking matter!": Rectifying Texture Modified Food 'Inconsistencies' in Residential Aged Care
Supervisor: Karen Charlton

Student: Elias Kwashievi MENYANU     
Thesis Title: Salt intake and blood pressure in Ghana: Policy implications 
Supervisor: Karen Charlton 

Student: Vinicius Andre do ROSARIO      
Thesis Title: The impact of fruit anthocyanins on vascular function and cognition
Supervisor: Karen Charlton 

Student: Jordan Elise STANFORD      
Thesis Title: Dietary interventions to improve gut health and clinical outcomes in chronic kidney disease
Supervisor: Karen Charlton and Kelly Lambert

Student: Joel CRADDOCK      
Thesis Title: An Investigation of the relationship between vegetarian-based dietary patterns and exercise induced physiological stress
Supervisor: Elizabeth Neale 

Student: Nazafarin ZARSHENAS      
Thesis Title: Studies in Dietary Patterns and Nutritional Requirements Following Gastric Bypass Surgery
Supervisor: Elizabeth Neale 

Student: Rebecca Gay HARRIS       
Thesis Title: Advances in Meta-analysis Methods to Enhance Evidence-based Decision-making in Heath Care
Supervisor: Elizabeth Neale 

Student: Katrina Rashelle KISSOCK       
Thesis Title: Whole Grain Consumption and Promotion
Supervisor: Elizabeth Neale 

Student: Jordan Elise STANFORD       
Thesis Title: Dietary interventions to improve gut health and clinical outcomes in chronic kidney disease
Supervisor: Anita Stefoska-Needham

Student: Lauren Amy HOUSTON        
Thesis Title: Exploring current data management within clinical research settings
Supervisor: Yasmine Probst 

Student: Joel CRADDOCK          
Thesis Title: An Investigation of the relationship between vegetarian-based dietary patterns and exercise induced physiological stress
Supervisor: Yasmine Probst 

Student: Ruth CROWE        
Thesis Title: Exploring the after-school healthy eating and physical activity environment
Supervisor: Yasmine Probst 

Student: Mamatha CHANDRA SINGH         
Thesis Title: Developing a method for analysing the anthocyanin content of commodities in the Australian food supply
Supervisor: Yasmine Probst 

Student: Andrew John WOODS        
Thesis Title: Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Before School Programs in Two NSW Health LHDs
Supervisor: Yasmine Probst 

Student: Emily Elizabeth HAZZARD          
Thesis Title: Multidisciplinary collaboration in cancer care services
Supervisor: Linda Tapsell 

Student: Annaliese Julia NAGY           
Thesis Title: Investigating the Role of the Therapeutic Alliance within Dietetic Practice to Improve Outcomes for Weight Loss
Supervisor: Linda Tapsell 

Student: Cameron James MCLEAN            
Thesis Title: Exploring Dietetic Practice with patients undergoing alcohol withdrawal: developing a new approach towards recommendations for practice
Supervisor: Linda Tapsell 

Student: Nazafarin ZARSHENAS            
Thesis Title: Studies in Dietary Patterns and Nutritional Requirements Following Gastric Bypass Surgery
Supervisor: Linda Tapsell 

Student: Alison Jean HOST            
Thesis Title: "It's no choking matter!": Rectifying Texture Modified Food 'Inconsistencies' in Residential Aged Care
Supervisor: Karen Walton 

Student: Emily Elizabeth HAZZARD        
Thesis Title: Multidisciplinary collaboration in cancer care services
Supervisor: Karen Walton 

Student: Priya IYER           
Thesis Title: The role of nutrition in minimising cardiovascular risk in spinal patients in specialist rehabilitation
Supervisor: Karen Walton 

Student: Kim Venita STANHAM              
Thesis Title: Does the Content, Ability and Time Taken to Open Pre-packaged Food Items Impact Break Time Physical Activity Levels of Foundation and Stage 1 Primary School Children?
Supervisor: Karen Walton 

Student: Amy Elyse MONTGOMERY    
Thesis Title: The Delirium Puzzle: Piecing together best practice and clinical care
Supervisor: Rita Chang 

Student: Zhenyu ZHANG  
Thesis Title: An Ontology to represent dementia and dementia care knowledge in computer readable format
Supervisor: Rita Chang 

Student: Mu-Hsing HO   
Thesis Title: Strategies to Improve Critical Care Nurses' Knowledge and Clinical Skills for Recognition and Management of Delirium
Supervisor: Rita Chang 

Student: Alera Margaret BOWDEN   
Thesis Title: "In My Shoes": Investigating the Empathy Levels of Staff towards Older Patients through Participation in an Age Simulation Educational Initiative
Supervisor: Rita Chang 

Student: Liza Manie DEVAR     
Thesis Title: Delirium Care in the Acute Care Setting
Supervisor: Rita Chang 

Student: Carolyn Joyce ANTONIOU      
Thesis Title: Values, Nursing Students and person-Centred Care: A Participatory Inquiry.
Supervisor: Ross Clifton 

Student: Natalie Ann CUTLER     
Thesis Title: The Meaning of Safety in Acute Mental Health Inpatient Settings
Supervisor: Liz Halcomb 

Student: Rebekah CARTER    
Thesis Title: Feed-forward: Using Annotated Exemplars to Promote Student Engagement and Satisfaction (FASTEN) Project
Supervisor: Liz Halcomb 

Student: Sharon Maree JAMES      
Thesis Title: Examining activity within Australian general practice
Supervisor: Liz Halcomb 

Student: Sarah Dimity SMITH        
Thesis Title: Health workforce in Australian small rural hospitals
Supervisor: Liz Halcomb 

Student: Grant Richard KINGHORN         
Thesis Title: Transition to employment in forensic mental health
Supervisor: Liz Halcomb 

Student: Catherine Marie STEPHEN           
Thesis Title: An RCT of a Hypertension Management Intervention in General Practice
Supervisor: Liz Halcomb 

Student: Kaara Ray Balingit CALMA          
Thesis Title: Developing a Primary Health Care Workforce: Understanding Perceptions of a PHC Career Path
Supervisor: Liz Halcomb 

Student: Ruth Alison MURSA      
Thesis Title: Understanding Men's Health Choices and Experiences of Interactions with Primary Care Services
Supervisor: Liz Halcomb 

Student: Sarah Dimity SMITH       
Thesis Title: Health workforce in Australian small rural hospitals
Supervisor: Sam Lapkin 

Student: Rebecca Jane LEON         
Thesis Title: Health workforce in Australian small rural hospitals
Supervisor: Sam Lapkin 

Student: Miriam Anne COYLE           
Thesis Title: Specialling activities for older people: an ethnographic study
Supervisor: Sam Lapkin 

Student: Fares Hameed D ALSHAMMARI             
Thesis Title: A mixed-method study to assess Nurses; Knowledge, Attitudes and culture influence toward End of Life Care Pain Management in Saudi Arabia
Supervisor: Sam Lapkin 

Student: Faisal Khalaf M ALANAZI            
Thesis Title: The impact of safety culture on the quality and safety outcomes of patients in Saudi Arabian hospitals
Supervisor: Sam Lapkin 

Student: Alaa Ali ALMOHANNA          
Thesis Title: Design Perspectives on Breastfeeding Application to Assist Mothers in the Exclusive Breastfeeding Approach
Supervisor: Shahla Meedya 

Student: Leanne Margaret CUMMINS         
Thesis Title: Antenatal Expressing can Increase the Rate of Exclusive Breastfeeding on Discharge from Hospital for Women with Gestational Diabetes
Supervisor: Shahla Meedya 

Student: Linda Jane DEYS          
Thesis Title: The Emotional Impact of Separating Well Mothers and Babies at Caesarean Section Birth
Supervisor: Shahla Meedya

Student: Sharon Maree JAMES          
Thesis Title: Examining activity within Australian general practice
Supervisor: Susan McInnes 

Student: Catherine Marie STEPHEN            
Thesis Title: An RCT of a Hypertension Management Intervention in General Practice
Supervisor: Susan McInnes 

Student: Kaara Ray Balingit CALMA           
Thesis Title: Developing a Primary Health Care Workforce: Understanding Perceptions of a PHC Career Path
Supervisor: Susan McInnes

Student: Helen Ann PRATT             
Thesis Title: Understanding and embedding person-centred language in the learning resources of an undergraduate nursing program- Participatory Action Research.
Supervisor: Rebekkah Middleton 

Student: Katherine Jane RILEY              
Thesis Title: Developing Nurse-Led Resuscitation Teams for Rural Settings
Supervisor: Rebekkah Middleton 

Student: Emma RADBRON                
Thesis Title: How Does the Evidence Generated by Person-Centred Nursing KPIs Drive and Sustain Improvements in the Development of Person-Centred Practice?
Supervisor: Rebekkah Middleton 

Student: Bassam Dhafer S ALSHAHRANI                  
Thesis Title: Prevention of Hospital Acquired Pressure Injuries among patients within Intensive Care Units in Saudi Arabian Hospitals
Supervisor: Rebekkah Middleton 

Student: Karen Anne TUQIRI                    
Thesis Title: Implementing and Evaluating a Person-Centred Quality and Safety Approach Across a Large Metropolitan Hospital
Supervisor: Rebekkah Middleton 

Student: Suzan Shaw RUSSELL                     
Thesis Title: How does the Lived Experience of Moral Injury Influence Career Progression in Nursing?
Supervisor: Rebekkah Middleton 

Student: Duong Minh Anh DO                   
Thesis Title: Lost in Transit: Using Dialogical Narrative Analysis to Explore Lived Experience of Mental Ill-Health Among Vietnamese International Students in Australia
Supervisor: Luke Molloy 

Student: Caroline Jane PICTON                     
Thesis Title: A Phenomenological Examination of the Experiences of People Living with Mental Illness Whilst Participating in Therapeutic Recreation
Supervisor: Lorna Moxham 

Student: Edward Herman AQUIN                    
Thesis Title: Collaborating With Consumers, Carers and Clinicians to Identify Categories of Mental Health Risk Assessment
Supervisor: Lorna Moxham 

Student: Caroline Jane PICTON                      
Thesis Title: A Phenomenological Examination of the Experiences of People Living with Mental Illness Whilst Participating in Therapeutic Recreation
Supervisor: Chris Patterson 

Student: Edward Herman AQUIN                      
Thesis Title: Collaborating With Consumers, Carers and Clinicians to Identify Categories of Mental Health Risk Assessment
Supervisor: Chris Patterson 

Student: Anita CREGAN                  
Thesis Title: Examination of Clinical Placement Quality using Self-Determination Theory
Supervisor: Chris Patterson 

Student: Natalie Ann CUTLER                   
Thesis Title: The Meaning of Safety in Acute Mental Health Inpatient Settings
Supervisor: Jenny Sim 

Student: Megan Helen HIGGS                
Thesis Title: Pre-Operative Serum Electrolyte Levels As Predictors For The Development Of Atrial Fibrillation In Post-Surgical Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Patients
Supervisor: Jenny Sim 

Student: Sarah Dimity SMITH                 
Thesis Title: Health workforce in Australian small rural hospitals
Supervisor: Jenny Sim 

Student: Fares Hameed D ALSHAMMARI             
Thesis Title: A mixed-method study to assess Nurses; Knowledge, Attitudes and culture influence toward End of Life Care Pain Management in Saudi Arabia
Supervisor: Jenny Sim

Student: Tamer AL-GHRAIYBAH               
Thesis Title: Evaluating the impact of the professional practice environment, staffing and care processes on five patient outcomes: A cross-sectional stud
Supervisor: Jenny Sim

Student: Bassam Dhafer S ALSHAHRANI              
Thesis Title: Prevention of Hospital Acquired Pressure Injuries among patients within Intensive Care Units in Saudi Arabian Hospitals
Supervisor: Jenny Sim

Student: Faisal Khalaf M ALANAZI              
Thesis Title: The impact of safety culture on the quality and safety outcomes of patients in Saudi Arabian hospitals
Supervisor: Jenny Sim

Student: Joanne Marie CORDINA        
Thesis Title: Pressure Injury Prevention in Critical Care Settings: An Examination of Nursing Knowledge, Attitudes and Clinical Care Processes to Prevent Pressure Injuries.
Supervisor: Jenny Sim

Student: Darcelle Frances Maree WU         
Thesis Title: Walking the Journey of Dementia: a Community Study  
Supervisor: Victoria Traynor 

Student: Miriam Anne COYLE          
Thesis Title: Specialling activities for older people: an ethnographic study
Supervisor: Victoria Traynor 

Student: Amy Elyse MONTGOMERY          
Thesis Title: The Delirium Puzzle: Piecing together best practice and clinical care
Supervisor: Victoria Traynor 

Student: Mu-Hsing HO           
Thesis Title: Strategies to Improve Critical Care Nurses' Knowledge and Clinical Skills for Recognition and Management of Delirium
Supervisor: Victoria Traynor 

Student: Alera Margaret BOWDEN             
Thesis Title: "In My Shoes": Investigating the Empathy Levels of Staff towards Older Patients through Participation in an Age Simulation Educational Initiative
Supervisor: Victoria Traynor 

Student: Liza Manie DEVAR              
Thesis Title: Delirium Care in the Acute Care Setting
Supervisor: Victoria Traynor 

Student: Nadine Sarah VEERHUIS                
Thesis Title: Barriers and Facilitators in Decisions About Maintaining or Retiring From Driving for Adults Aged 65 years and Over
Supervisor: Victoria Traynor 

Student: Vanathy Anthuvan DAVID                  
Thesis Title: An Innovative Approach to Minimise Falls and Falls Related Injuries by Implementation of a Reflective Model Aimed at the Staff and the Patients in Acute Care Facility
Supervisor: Victoria Traynor 

Student: Megan Helen HIGGS                  
Thesis Title: Pre-Operative Serum Electrolyte Levels As Predictors For The Development Of Atrial Fibrillation In Post-Surgical Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Patients
Supervisor: Victoria Traynor