Current Higher Degree Research Projects

Our research candidates are currently involved in research projects covering a broad range of topics. These include:

Acupuncture

  • Simone Ormsby - Evaluation of the effectiveness of acupuncture treatment for antenatal and postnatal depression.

Cancer

  • Lin Zhang - Immunomodulatory and anti-cancer activities of polysaccharides isolated from medicinal plants.

Cardiovascular Disease

  • Alan (Hung Yiu) Yeung - Yoga on negative affective states, cardiovascular and cognitive function in post- cardiac rehabilitation.
  • Stephen Penman - Development and evaluation of an online comprehensive lifestyle change intervention for common risk factor reduction in the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease.
  • Emily Yang - The effect of a 24-week Tai Chi intervention in improving stress, anxiety, depression, cardiovascular function and quality of life in patients with coronary heart disease

Depression/Anxiety

  • Michael de Manincor - Evaluation of yoga-based interventions for depression, anxiety and subjective well-being.

Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome

  • Stephen Penman - Development and evaluation of an online comprehensive lifestyle change intervention for common risk factor reduction in the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease.  

Phytochemistry and Pharmacology

  • Mitchell Low - Phytoequivalence of standardized Andrographis Paniculata extracts: An in-depth study of molecular immunodulator effects.  
  • Jarryd Pearson - Detection and analysis of selected analytes in Curcuma Xanthorrhiza. 
  • Yu-Ting SunSimultaneous pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic evaluation of ginger extracts: A novel approach to discover biologically active compounds for the treatment of metabolic disorders.
  • Lin Zhang - Immunomodulatory and anti-cancer activities of polysaccharides isolated from medicinal plants.
  • Most Afia AkhtarIdentification of novel anti-inflammatory compounds from culinary mushrooms as potential therapeutic for chronic neuro-inflammatory diseases.
  • Hardik Ghelani -  Pharmacological interventions on dyslipidaemia of nephrotic syndrome and chronic kidney disease: A mechanistic approach.

Women's Health

  • Simone Ormsby Evaluation of the effectiveness of acupuncture treatment for antenatal and postnatal depression.

Yoga 

  • Michael de Manincor - Evaluation of yoga-based interventions for depression, anxiety and subjective well-being.
  • Alan (Hung Yiu) Yeung - Yoga on negative affective states, cardiovascular and cognitive function in post- cardiac rehabilitation.
  • Kylie Barr - Evaluation of the effectiveness of intradialytic yoga for patients with End Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD)