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

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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Comparative study of obesity policy in selected South and South East Asian count

If you are interested in undertaking this research project please contact Associate Professor Rohan Jayasuriya.

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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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Treatment options for arsenicosis patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

If you are interested in undertaking this special research project, please contact Dr Md Bayzidur Rahman.

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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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Healthy Airport Research Project

8-10 weeks starting July 2017. Contact: Fiona Haigh

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Evaluation of Transpacific Partnership Agreement Health Impact Assessment

8-10 weeks starting July 2017. Contact: Fiona Haigh

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Case study comparison of the counterfactual use of health impact assessment in health service planning - what happens if an HIA isn’t conducted? with Dr Ben Harris-Roxas

This project focuses on case studies of two regional health services in New South Wales, Australia, that developed similar obesity plans. In both cases it was one of the first times that both services had developed plans that crossed multiple service streams, encompassing obesity prevention, weight management services and even bariatric surgery interventions.

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General practice on a smoking cessation with Professor Robyn Richmond

Would you like to join our research team in a before/after study designed to assess the effectiveness of the Webquit intervention to reduce smoking and improve depression among general practice patients? We are enrolling patients who are smokers with depression who attend general practices in metropolitan, regional and rural areas.

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