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The Inflammation and Healing Research Cluster offers an exciting research environment that welcomes researchers who want to engage in basic and/or applied scientific research combined with critical enquiry that leads to discovery in areas linked to Inflame's research areas.

The Inflammation and Healing Cluster provides an excellent opportunity to build and expand on existing cooperative efforts and to develop new and increased opportunities for Honours and Higher Degree by Research students interested in inflammatory health processes and translational delivery.

We provide a high quality student experience in postgraduate research; provide extended learning opportunities for Early Career Researchers; and offer innovative research projects in key areas of the national health agenda.

If you are interested in undertaking an Honours or Higher Degree by Research please contact Associate Professor Shelley Walton.

A range of specialised and cross-disciplinary student research project opportunities are available. These projects are aligned with the research interests linked to the innovative research work being conducted by Inflame.

Supervisor Project name Project type

Associate Professor Chris Askew

The effect of exercise rehabilitation following surgery on muscle function and capillary growth, cardiorespiratory fitness, and the cardiovascular health of patients with peripheral arterial disease

The safety and efficacy of aerobic- and resistance-exercise in patients with small abdominal aortic aneurysm

This large-scale trial provides project opportunities for Honours, Masters and PhD candidates.

Scholarship funding is available for some projects.

Dr Kate Mounsey

Exploring the contribution of Th17 pathways in the development of crusted scabies

Development of new therapies for scabies

This study provides project opportunities for Honours, Masters and PhD candidates.

Associate Professor Shelley Walton

Can scabies protect from the development of asthma?

Improved diagnostics for scabies

This large-scale study provides project opportunities for Honours, Masters and PhD candidates.

Dr Fraser Russell

Investigation of the protective effects of omega-3 fatty acids in abdominal aortic aneurysm

Investigation of the wound healing potential of Australian Stingless Bee cerumen

This study provides project opportunities for Honours, Masters and PhD candidates.

Dr David McMillan

Pathogenesis and prevention of disease associated with infection by beta-hemolytic streptococci

Bacterial infection of medical devices

This study provides project opportunities for Honours, Masters and PhD candidates.
Dr Joanne Macdonald Molecular Engineering student projects These research areas provide project opportunities for Honours, Masters and PhD candidates.
Dr Colin Solomon Exercise physiology - oxygen distribution and utilisation (at all levels) during exercise, incorporating specific topic(s) of interest to the student PhD scholarship

There are other project opportunities which have not yet been featured. Further information can be obtained from Inflame member profiles. If you are interested in one of these projects, please contact the academic listed before applying to the University.

A number of scholarships may be available to assist with living allowances. These may include annual stipends, supplemental schemes, donor funded scholarship top-up funding or other arrangements that are externally funded through industry or research project grants.

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