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.

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

Phytochemistry and pharmacology

  • Yu-Ting SunSimultaneous pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic evaluation of ginger extracts: A novel approach to discover biologically active compounds for the treatment of metabolic disorders
  • 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 

  • Kylie Barr - Evaluation of the effectiveness of intradialytic yoga for patients with End Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD)