PhD Scholarships funding recipients

Program Period Project Suburb Sector Amount Round
PhD Scholarships 2016
Impacts of Long-Term Marine Resource Use on the GBR

James Cook University

Samantha Aird This research will use archaeological and zoological (archaeozoological) methods to assess human predation on key shellfish and fin-fish species from four island groups, located in northern, central and southern sections of the GBRMP.

https://www.jcu.edu.au/

Trinity Beach - Smithfield Great Barrier Reef $45,000 1
PhD Scholarships 2016
New prophylactic drugs for malaria

Griffith University

Megan Arnold To carry out additional research into new effective malaria vaccine to potentially develop new lead drug candidates for malaria prevention based on compounds with unique chemical structures. Malaria is a disease caused by parasites that are transmitted by certain types of mosquitoes.

https://www.griffith.edu.au/

Salisbury - Nathan Health care and social assistance $45,000 1
PhD Scholarships 2016
The Association between Diet and Inflammation in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Griffith University

Nadia Campagnolo This research will investigate if modern diets, which contain high levels of Advanced Glycation End-products (AGEs) in food are linked to CFS and if dietary interventions can reduce the severity of CFS.

https://www.griffith.edu.au/

Salisbury - Nathan Health care and social assistance $45,000 1
PhD Scholarships 2016
Advanced 3D biofabrication approaches for the treatment of microtia

Queensland University of Technology

Rena Louise Cruz This project will develop novel 3D bioprinting approaches to produce rapid, low-cost, and realistic customised treatment options for children with Microtia.

https://www.qut.edu.au/

Brisbane City Health care and social assistance $45,000 1
PhD Scholarships 2016
Pastures as tools for pest suppression

The University of Queensland

Rebecca Garrad Investigate a natural method for agricultural pest control.

https://www.uq.edu.au/

St Lucia Agriculture, forestry and fisheries $45,000 1
PhD Scholarships 2016
Microbial indicators for water quality and environmental stress assessment

James Cook University

Bettina Glasl This project will assess the composition and function of microbial communities associated with coral reefs, as microbial indicators have the potential to make a significant contribution to an Integrated Reef Monitoring Program.

https://www.jcu.edu.au/

Douglas Great Barrier Reef $45,000 1
PhD Scholarships 2016
'Sense of safety': a new way to see mental health?

The University of Queensland

Johanna Lynch This project will look at a new way to assess mental distress in primary care that integrates research from many disciplines (including attachment, trauma, neurobiology and others) in order to improve access to appropriate ongoing care.

https://www.uq.edu.au/

St Lucia Health care and social assistance $45,000 1
PhD Scholarships 2016
Breathing fire: understanding the meteorology of pyro-convection in bushfires.

The University of Queensland

Nicholas McCarthy This project aims to get a deeper understanding behind the meteorology of pyro-convection in bushfires and collect the first observational data on Australian pyro-convection over bushfires and the impact on local fire meteorology.

https://www.uq.edu.au/

St Lucia Professional, scientific and technical services $45,000 1
PhD Scholarships 2016
Up-scaling the production of novel agricultural enzymes to industrial scale

Queensland University of Technology

https://www.qut.edu.au/

Brisbane City Agriculture, forestry and fisheries $45,000 1
PhD Scholarships 2016
Role of antidepressants in cancer risk and treatment outcomes

Queensland University of Technology

Saira Sanjida Conduct research on the role of antidepressants in cancer risk and treatment outcomes during her Masters of Applied Science in the School of Public Health and Social Work, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation at QUT.

https://www.qut.edu.au/

Kelvin Grove - Herston Health care and social assistance $45,000 1
PhD Scholarships 2016
Hospital environments and the spread of cough aerosols

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

Rebecca Stockwell Research hospital environments and the spread of cough aerosols.

http://www.qimrberghofer.edu.au/

St Lucia Health care and social assistance $45,000 1
PhD Scholarships 2016
Development of a 'Smart' heart assist device

The University of Queensland

Eric Wu This project will develop a RBP management system that automatically adjusts pump speed to suit patient needs to minimise the risk of heart failure in patients.

https://www.uq.edu.au/

St Lucia Health care and social assistance $45,000 1
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