Forschung in Medizin, Gesundheitswissenschaft und Psychologie

Forschung in den Gesundheits- und Medizinwissenschaften und der Psychologie stellt das physische und mentale Wohlbefinden des Menschen in den Mittelpunkt. Ihre Arbeit stützt sich auf unser Wissen über den menschlichen Körper und die Welt um uns herum und entwickelt dieses weiter. Ziel ist es, neue und innovative Wege zu finden, Krankheiten zu identifizieren, zu heilen und zu verhindern und eine effektive Bereitstellung von Gesundheitsdiensten zu gewährleisten. Die Frage, wie Gesellschaften die Gesundheit und Gesundheitsversorgung ihrer Bevölkerung sichern, wird im Zuge der aktuellen globalen Veränderungen immer wichtiger.  Mit diesem grundlegenden Anliegen gehört dieser Forschungsbereich zu den neun nationalen „Research Priorities“ in Australien und bearbeitet existentielle Fragestellungen nicht nur im Hinblick auf nationale Anforderungen. Mit renommierten internationalen Forschungspartnern setzen sich die australischen Universitäten darüber hinaus für die Lösung globaler gesundheitswissenschaftlicher Herausforderungen ein.

Forschungsschwerpunkte

Medizin

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomechanics
  • Bionics
  • Critical Care & Trauma Medicine
  • Cell biology
  • Drug discovery
  • Emergency medicine
  • Epidemiology
  • Genetics
  • Genomics
  • Infection, Inflammation & Immunity
  • Injuries, exercise & rehabilitation
  • Neurosciences
  • Physiology
  • Pharmacology

    Gesundheitswissenschaften

    • Aging
    • Health economics
    • Health services
    • Health systems & Innovation
    • Indigenous health & Health equity
    • Mental health
    • Nutrition & Metabolic health
    • Population & Global health
    • Public health
    • Reproductive health

      Psychologie

      • Behavioral psychology
      • Clinical psychology
      • Cognition psychology
      • Developmental psychology
      • Forensic psychology
      • Health psychology
      • Medical psychology
      • Neuroscience
      • Organisational psychology
      • Social psychology

      Auswahl an möglichen Projekten

      In direkter Absprache mit dem potentiellen Supervisor lassen sich die Themen auf die eigenen Forschungsinteressen sehr genau abstimmen.
      Bitte beachten: Medizinstudierende, die sich für ein PhD-Programm in Australien bewerben wollen, brauchen einen Nachweis über substantielle Forschungserfahrung während ihres Studiums. Dieser Nachweis kann auch durch die deutsche Doktorarbeit erbracht werden.

      Phage therapy for P. aeruginosa airway infections / University of Adelaide


       
      University:University of Adelaide
      Faculty:Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences
      Project Start Date:Flexible
      Application Deadline:Flexible
      Supervisor Name:Sarah Vreugde
      Location (City/Campus):Adelaide

      Project Description:

      In this project, we will develop a novel P. aeruginosa phage cocktail for use for the treatment of severe P. aeruginosa airway infections in Cystic Fibrosis and non-cystic fibrosis associated upper airway infection.

      Funding Information:RTP scholarships are available to domestic and overseas students enrolled in an accredited HDR course at an Australian HEP. More information

      Tertiary Lymphoid Organs in chronic rhinosinusitis / University of Adelaide


       
      University:University of Adelaide
      Faculty:Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences
      Project Start Date:Flexible
      Application Deadline:Flexible
      Supervisor Name:Sarah Vreugde
      Location (City/Campus):Adelaide

      Project Description:

      This project will use human tissue samples and immunological techniques and advanced cell culture methods to define the role of tertiary lymphoid organs in chronic inflammation.

      Funding Information:RTP scholarships are available to domestic and overseas students enrolled in an accredited HDR course at an Australian HEP. More information

      Using deep learning to predict key clinical outcomes / University of Adelaide


       
      University:University of Adelaide
      Faculty:Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences
      Project Start Date:Flexible
      Application Deadline:Flexible
      Supervisor Name:Professor Lyle Palmer
      Location (City/Campus):Adelaide

      Project Description:

      The Machine Learning in Medicine group is the link between Medicine, Public Health and the Australian Institute for Machine Learning at the University of Adelaide. We are a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, computer scientists, epidemiologists, and statisticians with a focus on the analysis of medical images and on the applied and translational aspects of machine learning in medicine. We have a range of projects in different disease areas, including oncology, orthopaedic and vascular surgery, and ophthalmology. Each project/task has been chosen based on clinical significance, the likelihood of being able to rapidly translate findings, and the availability of world-class datasets.

      Funding Information:RTP scholarships are available to domestic and overseas students enrolled in an accredited HDR course at an Australian HEP. More information

      Reconnecting the ageing brain to enhance plasticity and motor learning / University of Adelaide


       
      University:University of Adelaide
      Faculty:Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences
      Project Start Date:Flexible
      Application Deadline:Flexible
      Supervisor Name:A/Prof John Semmler
      Location (City/Campus):Adelaide

      Project Description:

      The ability to execute and learn skillful actions deteriorates with advancing age, but the cause remains elusive. The main aim of this project is to use new brain stimulation techniques to examine the age-related changes in brain function and connectivity that contribute to reduced movement quality in healthy older adults. The outcomes will provide significant new knowledge that may help to rejuvenate brain function and motor control in the elderly. Furthermore, these projects will provide critical career development opportunities for new investigators to learn advanced neurophysiological techniques, report writing and presentation skills necessary for a successful research career.

      Additional Information The project team includes a Partner Investigator from the University of Tubingen in Germany (Prof Ulf Ziemann)
      Funding Information:

      These projects are funded by a recently awarded ARC Discovery Project Grant

      RTP scholarships are available to domestic and overseas students enrolled in an accredited HDR course at an Australian HEP. More information

      Are HIV-associated systemic inflammation and immune activation HIV-associated phenomena? A case-control cohort study / University of Adelaide


       
      University:University of Adelaide
      Faculty:Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences
      Project Start Date:January 2021
      Application Deadline:Flexible
      Supervisor Name:Prof Mark Boyd
      Location (City/Campus):Adelaide

      Project Description:

      Men who have sex with men (MSM) living with HIV infection are believed to experience increased comorbidity because of raised systemic inflammation. Evidence has emerged that this inflammation may pre-exist HIV infection in MSM at high risk. We will explore this finding using a cross-sectional analysis of 3 matched cohorts: MSM on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), MSM living with HIV and HIV-negative men who have sex exclusively with women. A finding of no difference in inflammation between the 2 MSM groups would transform the field and open novel research pathways.

      Additional Information This is an Adelaide ‘Biomed City’ collaboration between Adelaide Sexual Health Centre (ASHC), University of Adelaide and South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI). The Principal Investigators are: Adelaide Sexual Health Centre: Dr. Charlotte Bell; University of Adelaide: Associate Professor David Shaw (Head, HIV Outpatient Department, Royal Adelaide Hospital; Professor Mark Boyd (Chair of Medicine, Lyell McEwin Hospital) and Dr. Branka Grubor-Bauk (Senior Research Officer, Virology Laboratory, The Basil Hetzel Institute; SAHMRI: Professor Geraint Rogers (Director, SAHMRI Microbiome Research) and Prof Steve Wesselingh (Chief Executive, SAHMRI) (CIs for the possible future gut microbiome study).
      Funding Information:

      We have start up funds available from chief investigators in the group and will use this opportunity to develop pilot data to attract support for a larger-scale study.

      RTP scholarships are available to domestic and overseas students enrolled in an accredited HDR course at an Australian HEP. More information

      Bushfire and air pollution impact on respiratory, cardiovascular and neurological functions / University of Adelaide


       
      University:University of Adelaide
      Faculty:Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences
      Project Start Date:Asap
      Application Deadline:Asap
      Supervisor Name:Sandra Hodge and Hubertus Jersman
      Location (City/Campus):Adelaide

      Project Description:

      This project will examine the toxic effects of air pollution (including bushfire smoke) on the function of human airway, endothelial and olfactory cell (directly linked to the nervous system and brain); based on our findings that the suppressive effects of bushfire smoke on immune responses in airway cells are similar to those found with cigarette smoke. In vitro models and established mouse models will also be applied. We will investigate if air pollution becomes more toxic after exposure to air, due to oxidative interactions with the particles, making the fire front smoke more toxic by the time it reaches cities.

      Funding Information:

      NHMRC Ideas Grant APP submitted for 2021.

      RTP scholarships are available to domestic and overseas students enrolled in an accredited HDR course at an Australian HEP. More information

      Hand pain in the community / University of Adelaide


       
      University:University of Adelaide
      Faculty:Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences
      Project Start Date:Asap
      Application Deadline:Asap
      Supervisor Name:Tiffany Gill
      Location (City/Campus):Adelaide

      Project Description:

      The North West Adelaide Health Study is a cohort study in the northern and western suburbs of Adelaide, Australia. Data have been collected over a 20 year period and the study provides information relating to hand pain in the population since 2004. Epidemiological analysis can be undertaken to determine the impact of hand pain among those in the community.

      Funding Information:

      RTP scholarships are available to domestic and overseas students enrolled in an accredited HDR course at an Australian HEP. More information

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