2019

Graduate Research degree conferrals

Successfully examined theses by our graduate research students in 2019.

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Graduate Degree Thesis Title Principal Supervisor

EPIDEMIOLOGY

Sarah Arnup PhD Improving the design, reporting and statistical methods used in cluster randomised crossover trials Andrew Forbes
Emma Gearon PhD The epidemiology of socioeconomic inequalities in obesity among Australian adults Anna Peeters
George Heriot PhD Modelling the appropriate use of echocardiography in Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia Danny Liew
Nadira Kakoly PhD PCOS And cardiometabolic health over the reproductive years Anju Joham
Carole Lunny PhD Methodological issues in conducting overviews of systematic reviews Joanne McKenzie
Richard Ofori-Asenso PhD Disease burden and dynamics of preventive medication use within the context of an ageing population Danny Liew
Cameron Palmer PhD The contemporary evaluation of trauma outcomes Peter Cameron
Tom Ranger PhD Investigating structural and non-structural risk factors for low back pain and disability Flavia Cicuttini
Andre Rodrigues PhD Psychological determinants of risk behaviours and cardio-metabolic health in a higher risk regional cohort Melinda Carrington
Maryam Tabesh PhD Diabetes management in low and middle income countries Dianna Magliano
Vanessa Veronese PhD Understanding HIV testing behaviours and engagement in HIV prevention among men who have sex with men and transgender women in Myanmar Mark Stoové
Edmund Wee MPhil Anatomic distribution of melanoma – relationship with patient characteristics, subtype, thickness and hypomelanosis Rory Wolfe
Qi Zhao PhD The association between ambient temperature and hospitalizations in Brazil Yuming Guo

FORENSIC MEDICINE

Laura Anderson PhD The psychology of alcohol and other drug use in forensic cases: prevalence, contributing factors and opportunities for harm prevention Jennifer Schumann

HEALTH

Claire Harris PhD Sustainability in Health care by Allocating Resources Effectively (SHARE). An investigation of disinvestment in the local healthcare setting. Sally Green

HEALTH PROMOTION

Trang Nguyen PhD Comprehensive care for people with severe mental illness in rural Vietnam: Addressing policy evidence gaps Jane Fisher
Ebenezer Owusu-Addo PhD Cash transfers as social policy for tackling the social determinants of health: a realist evaluation Ben Smith
Joanna Schwarzman PhD Evaluation in health promotion: Gathering evidence to improve effectiveness Ben Smith

INTERNAL MEDICINE

Marina Skiba PhD Towards an understanding of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) in young Australian women Susan Davis
Ravindranath Tiruvoipati PhD Clinical effects and management of hypercapnia in mechanically ventilated critically ill patients Michael Bailey

MEDICAL STUDIES

Aidan Burrell PhD Extracorporeal and mechanical circulatory therapy for patients with advanced heart and lung disease Jamie Cooper

MEDICINE

Matthew Howard MPhil Analysis of survival of patients with cutaneous melanoma by anatomical location including investigation of desmoplastic and nodular melanoma subtypes Rory Wolfe
Rebecca O'Hara PhD Endometriosis Management In Australia: Policy, Practice And Women's Experiences Jane Fisher
Natalie Nanayakkara PhD Understanding the impacts of age and age at diagnosis on the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus Sophia Zoungas

NURSING – INTENSIVE CARE

Natasha Morris PhD The Indigenous Australian Malnutrition Project: Comparing the burden and impact of malnutrition in Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian patients, and validation of a malnutrition screening tool Graeme Maguire

OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY

Mahnaz Bahri Khomami PhD Pregnancy and birth outcomes in women with and without Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Anju Joham

PUBLIC HEALTH

Miranda Blake PhD Pricing strategies to reduce population sugar-sweetened beverage consumption Kathryn Backholer
Tara Boelsen-Robinson PhD Healthy food policy implementation for retailers in health-promoting settings: Building the evidence Anna Peeters
Goma Khatri PhD An investigation of the relationships among women's experiences of the 2015 earthquakes, mental health status and pregnancy outcomes in Nepal Jane Fisher
Adina Lang PhD Health in preconception and pregnancy Jacqueline Boyle
Peter McGlynn PhD Community-level diagnostic tools and child under-nutrition in Papua New Guinea and Lao People's Democratic Republic Stanley Luchters
Sarah McGuinness PhD Understanding the health effects of water and hygiene interventions in low- and middle-income countries Karin Leder
Nusrat Najnin PhD Risk factors for diarrhoea and respiratory illness and the impact of water and hygiene interventions Karin Leder
Anh Nguyen PhD Emotional Intelligence and Mental Health Problems among adolescents in Vietnam Jane Fisher
Stella Samoborec PhD Recovery after transport-related injuries: insights into the Victorian compensable injured population Sue Evans
Nathan Stam PhD Clinical and forensic aspects of heroin-related deaths: prevalence, contributors and opportunities for prevention Dimitri Gerostamoulos
Fraser Tull PhD Exploring habit theory in sugary drink consumption Kathryn Backholer
Ching Shan (Angela) Wan PhD A comparison of the perceptions and experiences of immigrant ethnic Chinese and Australian-born Caucasian women living with and managing gestational diabetes mellitus in Australia Rosalie Aroni
Ladan Yeganeh PhD Early menopause: Implementation research using the experiences and perspectives of women and health professionals to translate evidence into practice Amanda Vincent
Kate Young PhD Partners not patients: Healthcare for endometriosis from the perspectives of women and clinicians Maggie Kirkman
Edward Zimbudzi PhD Optimising self-management interventions to improve health-related quality of life In patients with co-morbid diabetes and chronic kidney disease Sophia Zoungas

PSYCHOLOGY

Sarah Ashton PhD Young women and pornography: A qualitative investigation in Australia Maggie Kirkman