School of Public Health and Community Medicine

Research Project Topics

Students can elect to take a Research Project (PHCM9148) as part of their coursework degree. The project comprises an in-depth study of a public health, health management or international health issue or topic. The project may be in the form of a small-scale research study, a case study, a program evaluation or a report on field placement. Students wishing to enrol in a project must obtain permission.

 

Listen to a video on Research Projects and hear about some of the research projects available in the SPHCM. Video slides can also be accessed separately here:

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Available Research Projects

Available Research Projects are listed below. If you are interested in undertaking one of the research projects listed please contact the academic member of staff directly.
 

Master Public Health / Master International Public Health Research Project

Preliminary analysis of calibration data recently (Nov 2018) collected in Sri Lanka has indicated that one of the glucose meters used in a previous population survey appears to be reading low compared to new glucose meters (an strips). Glucose and cholesterol meters used in previous population surveys in 2014 and 2017 in Sri Lanka have been brought to Sydney for further testing. A research project is available to test these machines on volunteers compared to new Australian meters (and strips) for comparison in order to determine the existence and extent of measurement bias. If such bias is found statistical adjustment of data already collected in 2014 and 2017 will be necessary. A report for research collaborators in Australia and Sri Lanka will be prepared.

If you are interested in undertaking this research project please contact Dr Richard Taylor.


 

Antenatal testing for sexually transmissible infections – does reality reflect guidelines

If you are interested in undertaking this research project please contact Dr Bette Liu.

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Integrated primary care and eHealth in SW Sydney

If you are interested in undertaking this research project please contact Professor Teng Liaw

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Hospital Entrance Re-development Evaluation Project (HERE) 

If you are interested in undertaking this research project please contact Fiona Haigh.

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Factors associated with emergency department access target performance and waiting time performance in Australia

If you are interested in undertaking this research project please contact Dr David Muscatello.

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Smoking cessation in general practice among disadvantage populations

Contact: Professor Robyn Richmond.

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Exploring Sustainable Funding Mechanisms for Sport for Social Change programs

If you are interested in undertaking this special research project for Semester 2, 2017, please contact Dr Anne Bunde-Birouste.

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Health promotion and social business: An exploratory study

If you are interested in undertaking this special research project for Semester 2, 2017, please contact Dr Anne Bunde-Birouste.

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Research opportunities in the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence, Integrated Systems for Epidemic Response (ISER)

For further detail, please contact Professor Raina MacIntyre or check webpage .

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Do prisoners who are released to the community maintain their abstinence following a smoking ban in NSW prisons?

Contact: Professor Robyn Richmond.

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Environmental Toxicology – Chronic Kidney Disease in the less economically developed world 6 UOC or 18 UOC Research Project

Contact: Dr Nicholas Osborne – Rm 317 Samuels Building.

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Alcohol and Harm Minimisation: Students’ Attitudes to Harm Minimisation Messages with Dr Rose Leontini

There is a growing body of work on alcohol use by undergraduate university students in Australia and comparable countries with evidence that this cohort engages in higher levels of episodic drinking than their non-university peers. In a large qualitative Australian study conducted between 2011-2014, students across two different universities and seven university residential colleges were interviewed about their alcohol use and harm minimization practices. This part of the project was important for understanding how young people interpret messages on harm minimization in relation to alcohol use, and the socio-cultural and ethical dimensions of harm minimization messages used to target particular population groups.

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How Effective is the Okanagan Charter in Promoting Health in Universities and Colleges Settings? A Systematic Review with Dr Maria Agaliotis

The overall aim of this project is to systematically identify and review enhanced health, wellbeing, and resilience programs in a tertiary teaching environment and critically appraise the effectiveness of these programs. If you are interested in undertaking this special research project for Semester 1 or 2, 2017, please contact Maria Agaliotis.

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