Current Higher Degree Research Projects

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

Acupuncture

  • Simone OrmsbyEvaluation of the effectiveness of acupuncture treatment for antenatal and postnatal depression

Cancer

  • Dianna PorterCan Chinese herbal medicine alleviate hot flushes in breast cancer survivors? A randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind, multi-centre, cross-over trial
  • Jessie HaoChinese herbal medicine for peripheral neuropathy after chemotherapy
  • Simi Singh - Herbal quality assessment by chemical characterisation and study of anti-cancer activity of selected Chinese medicinal herbs 

Cardiovascular disease

  • Emily Yang - Effects of Tai Chi on stress and cardiovascular function in patients with coronary heart disease and/or hypertension: a randomised, international, multi-centre, controlled trial

Healthy Minds

  • Adele CaveEffectiveness of a herbal and nutritional supplement on cognitive function in older adults with subjective cognitive complaints
  • Danielle ParkerChinese herbal medicine for the treatment of sleep disorders: a placebo randomised controlled trial

Phytochemistry and pharmacology

  • Hardik Ghelani -  Pharmacological interventions on dyslipidaemia of chronic kidney disease: A mechanistic approach.
  • Most Afia AkhtarAustralian native plants - a source of novel anti-inflammatory compounds
  • Saumya PereraEffectiveness and mechanisms of action of a standardised complex herbal formula for the management of osteoarthritis
  • Simi Singh - Herbal quality assessment by chemical characterisation and study of anti-cancer activity of selected Chinese medicinal herbs 
  • Yu-Ting SunSimultaneous pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic evaluation of ginger extracts: A novel approach to discover biologically active compounds for the treatment of metabolic disorders

Women's health

  • Dianna PorterCan Chinese herbal medicine relieve hot flushes in breast cancer survivors? A randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind, multi-centre, cross-over trial
  • Simone Ormsby Evaluation of the effectiveness of acupuncture treatment for antenatal and postnatal depression
  • Zewdneh SabeThe use of traditional and complementary medicine for health care among African migrant women in Australia

Yoga

  • Kylie Barr - The effectiveness of intradialytic yoga for fatigue in patients with End Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD): a mixed methods approach