2017

Graduate Research degree conferrals

Successfully examined theses by our graduate research students in 2017.

Graduate Degree Thesis Title Principal Supervisor

ECONOMICS

Thathya Venu Ariyaratne PhD A comparison of costs and effectiveness of coronary revascularisation strategies in the Australian context Chris Reid

EPIDEMIOLOGY

Chhavi Raj Bhatt PhD Investigation of exposures and health effects from mobile phones and other sources of radio-frequency radiation Geza Benke
Kylie Dyson PhD Paramedic exposure to cardiac arrest and patient survival: does practice make perfect? Judith Finn
Neil Glassford PhD The epidemiology of fluid administration, fluid accumulation and fluid balance in the critically ill and the relationship between intravenous fluid therapy and patient-centred outcomes Rinaldo Bellomo
Md Nazmul Karim PhD Predicting Cardiac Surgery Outcome in an Australian Patient Cohort Baki Billah
Winda Ng PhD Obesity and sleep Anna Peeters
Rebecca Winter PhD Injecting drug-related harms among prisoners and ex-prisoners in Australia Stuart Kinner
Berihun Zeleke PhD Determining the consequences of persistent estrogen depletion in older Australian women Susan Davis

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

Judith McInnes PhD Hot Weather and Worker Health in a Changing Climate Peter Smith

HEALTH PROMOTION

Dimitri Batras PhD Determinants of organisational change to increase health equity through sport Ben Smith
Michelle Brear PhD Participatory action research for health capability in a Swazi community caring for children affected by HIV and AIDS – a project ethnography Jane Fisher

INDIGENOUS HEALTH

Elizabeth Anne Russell PhD Improving outcomes for rheumatic heart disease in Indigenous populations Graeme Maguire

INTERNAL MEDICINE

Sally Abell PhD Optimising risk prediction, antenatal interventions and treatment targets in hyperglycaemia in pregnancy Helena Teede
Roisin Worsley PhD Improving The Health Of Women At Midlife: Menopausal symptoms, mood, medications and sexual function. A nationwide cross-sectional survey Susan Davis

NEUROSCIENCE

Anthony Tsay PhD Peripheral and central mechanisms of limb position sense and body representation Melita Giummarra

NUTRITION

Nicole Kellow PhD Dietary interventions to reduce advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs) Chris Reid

PUBLIC HEALTH

Oyun Chimeddamba PhD Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and diabetes in Mongolia: The role of primary care Anna Peeters
Sabrina Gupta PhD Cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes: an exploration amongst South Asians and Anglo-Australians living in Victoria, Australia Rosalie Aroni
Nyssa Hadgraft PhD Understanding and Influencing Workplace Sedentary Behaviour David Dunstan
Berhan Haile PhD Enhancing access and utility of assays for ART initiation and monitoring in HIV patients in resource-limited settings Julian Elliott
Thi Hong Minh Le PhD Poly-victimisation and mental health and quality of life of adolescents in Vietnam Jane Fisher
Dhanya Nambiar Kumar PhD Health service utilisation among people who inject drugs: the effects of demographics, substance use and health services Paul Dietze
Ziad Nehme PhD The early response to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Victoria, Australia Peter Cameron

SURGERY

Ian Loh MSurg Evaluation and validation of burn care clinical quality indicators within the Burns Registry of Australia and New Zealand (BRANZ) Belinda Gabbe
Jason Toppi MSurg The Descriptive Epidemiology of Severe Burn Injury in Australia and New Zealand Belinda Gabbe