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Higher Degree Research Office

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Australian Institute of Health Innovation
SupervisorDiscipline/Expertise

Dr Melissa Baysari

+61-2-9850-2416

melissa.baysari@mq.edu.au

Health services research
Medical informatics
Human factors
Evaluations of health information technology
Qualitative research
Medical decision making

Dr Brette Blakely

+61-2-9850-2420

brette.blakely@mq.edu.au

Dr Blakely has a background in neuroscience and philosophy. her current projects include improving the mechanisms to support surgical innovation and examining conflict of interest in IVF.

Dr Robert Borotkanics

robert.borotkanics@mq.edu.au

Biostatistics; epidemiology; health services research; public health; toxicology and environmental health sciences

Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite

+61 2 98502401

jeffrey.braithwaite@mq.edu.au

http://aihi.mq.edu.au

Changing nature of healthcare systems and culture
Implementation Science
Healthcare Resilience
Leadership and Management
standards and accreditation
Network characteristics
Structure and Culture of organisations
Patient Safety

Dr Robyn Clay-Williams

2438

robyn.clay-williams@mq.edu.au

http://aihi.mq.edu.au

Human factors
Medical devices
Organisational resilience
Teams and teamwork
Health services research
Aircraft and aviation
Quantitative methods
Qualitative methods

Professor Enrico Coiera

+61-2-9850-2402

enrico.coiera@mq.edu.au

Health and Biomedical Informatics

Dr Maria Dahm

0298502419

maria.dahm@mq.edu.au

http://aihi.mq.edu.au

Qualitative Research, Consumer Engagement, Applied Linguistics

Dr Adam Dunn

2413

adam.dunn@mq.edu.au

http://aihi.mq.edu.au

Health Informatics

Dr Louise Ellis

louise.ellis@mq.edu.au

http://www.mq.edu.au

Psychology and health services

A/Prof Andrew Georgiou

+61 2 9850 2424

andrew.georgiou@mq.edu.au

https://aihi.mq.edu.au

Health informatics
Evaluation
Pathology informatics
Aged care
Community care
Quality and safety
Organisational communication

Professor David Greenfield

+61-2-9850-2414

david.greenfield@mq.edu.au

http://aihi.mq.edu.au

My research is at the intersection of improvement and implementation sciences. I research healthcare complex adaptive systems, health services and the organisation of clinical practice. Within and across these spheres I investigate what impacts on quality improvement and mechanisms to integrate research findings and evidence into healthcare policy and practice. This includes, for example, the formal or informal regulation of the organisation and delivery of care, via accreditation programs or interprofessional collaboration strategies. The purpose of my research is to derive evidence to improve organisational functioning, service delivery mechanisms and patient outcomes.

Professor William Hancock

+ 617 8698458

wi.hancock@neu.edu

http://www.cbms.mq.edu.au

My research program is focused on the application of separation science to biological problems, particularly in the area of biotechnology.

Dr Anne Hogden

+61 2 9850 2417

anne.hogden@mq.edu.au

http://aihi.mq.edu.au

healthcare research
patient-centred care
patient decision-making

Dr Mikaela Jorgensen

+61298502433

mikaela.jorgensen@mq.edu.au

http://aihi.mq.edu.au

Health services research
Aged care
Linked data analysis

Dr Mi Ok Kim

+61-2-9850-2454

mi.kim@mq.edu.au

https://aihi.mq.edu.au

My current research interest is to develop automatic system to detect health IT problems associated with adverse consequences in clinical care delivery processes and patient outcomes.

Dr Liliana Laranjo

liliana.laranjo@mq.edu.au

http://aihi.mq.edu.au

Health informatics

Dr Annie Lau

+61-2-9850-1608

annie.lau@mq.edu.au

http://aihi.mq.edu.au

Health informatics
Digital health
Consumer eHealth
Patient work
Mobile apps for health
Social media for health
Decision support system
Consumer engagement
Health services research

Dr Ling Li

61-2-98502423

ling.li@mq.edu.au

Statistics, Health informatics

Associate Professor Farah Magrabi

+61-2-9850-2429

farah.magrabi@mq.edu.au

http://aihi.mq.edu.au

Health informatics
Digital health
Patient safety
Systems safety engineering
Incident reporting
Human computer interface
Evaluation of health information technology

Associate Professor Rebecca Mitchell

9850 2321

r.mitchell@mq.edu.au

http://aihi.mq.edu.au

Psychologist and injury epidemiologist

injury burden; health outcomes; dementia; data linkage; rehabilitation;
paediatric health service use

Dr Oscar Perez Concha

+61-2-9850-2426

oscar.perezconcha@mq.edu.au

Health Services Research, Health Informatics, Electronic Health Data, Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition.

Dr Mirela Prgomet

9850 2489

mirela.prgomet@mq.edu.au

Health Informatics

Professor Frances Rapport

+61-2-9850-2320

frances.rapport@mq.edu.au

Qualitative methodology, qualitative methods and clinical trials, chronic illness and patient reported experience, patient-centred professional care provision, Assisted Reproductive Medicine, mixed-methods in medical and health services research

Dr Didi Surian

-

didi.surian@mq.edu.au

http://aihi.mq.edu.au

Machine learning
Data mining
Social media and network analysis
Outlier detection
Computational epidemiology

Dr Amina Tariq

+61-2-9850-2418

amina.tariq@mq.edu.au

https://aihi.mq.edu.au

Health services research
Aged care
Medical informatics
Human factors
Evaluations of health information technology
Qualitative research

Dr Natalie Taylor

+61-2-9850-2415

n.taylor@mq.edu.au

http://aihi.mq.edu.au

Health psychology and health services research

Dr Guy Tsafnat

+61-2-9850-2430

guy.tsafnat@mq.edu.au

http://www.aihi.mq.edu.au

I am interested in evidence-based clinical decision support systems. This includes the use of machine learning, natural language processing and computational reasoning to extract, synthesize and disseminate clinical evidence to improve clinical practice and patient safety. My research is transnational in that it seeks to make clinical knowledge to practice.

Professor Johanna Westbrook

98502402

johanna.westbrook@mq.edu.au

http://aihi.mq.edu.au

Health informatics
Health informatics evaluation
Health services research
Healthcare communication
Interruptions research
Medication safety
eHealth applications
Quality and safety
Aged and community care
Measurement of work patterns and flow
Pathology and imaging informatics
Electronic health records
Evaluation methods
Social network analysis
Electronic decision support systems

Dr Yimin Yao

98502713

yimin.yao@mq.edu.au

The overarching theme of my research is to investigate the effect of renal denervation on different physiological parameters in animal models of diabetic nephropathy and chronic kidney disease. In particular, I am interested in how and why renal denervation reduces the progression of hypertension and renal disease. I have also been conducting studies involve the measures of sympathetic nerve activity from multiple target organs in experimental models.
Clinical Medicine Department Administration
SupervisorDiscipline/Expertise

Dr Yuyi You

+61-2-9812-2761

yuyi.you@mq.edu.au

Ophthalmology
Department of Biomedical Sciences
SupervisorDiscipline/Expertise

Dr Seray Adams

seray.adams@mq.edu.au

Neuroscience, tryptophan metabolism, brain cancer, neuro-immunology

Associate Professor Richard Appleyard

richard.appleyard@mq.edu.au

Orthopaedic Research
Biomechanics
Finite Element Analysis
Mechanical testing
Surgical Skills Training

Associate Professor Julie Atkin

x2772

julie.atkin@mq.edu.au

Mechanisms of neurodegeneration in Motor Neuron Disease, Cell biology, Biochemistry, Cellular stress responses, the neuronal endoplasmic reticulum

Professor Alberto Avolio

+61-2-9850-2747

alberto.avolio@mq.edu.au

Cardiovascular research
Arterial haemodynamics
Non-invasive measurement of blood pressure
Modelling of arterial structures
Haemodynamics and cerebral aneurysms

Professor Mark Baker

+61-2-9850-8211

mark.baker@mq.edu.au

http://www.cbms.mq.edu.au

Cancer Membrane Protein Interactomics
Proteases, Receptors and Integrins in Cancer Progression
Plasma Protein/Peptide Disease Biomarkers
The Human Proteome Project (HUPO)

Associate Professor Ian Blair

+61-2-9850-2725

ian.blair@mq.edu.au

Genetics, neurogenetics, neuroscience, motor neuron disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Dr Gaetan Burgio

gaetan.burgio@mq.edu.au

Genetics
Parasitology
Evolution and genetic architecture of complex traits

Dr Mark Butlin

+61-2-9850-2748

mark.butlin@mq.edu.au

Interests in vascular ageing and stiffness and its impact on cardiovascular health.

Professor Roger Chung

+61-2-98502724

roger.chung@mq.edu.au

http://www.mq.edu.au

My research program focuses upon three thematic approaches to understanding motor neurone disease (MND) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD); i) biochemical and proteomic evaluation of MND/FTD protein aggregates and their impact upon neuronal and glial function, ii) using transgenic zebrafish models to investigate neuron-glia interactions and their response to aggregated MND/FTD proteins, and iii) developing nanoparticle-based technologies for detection of neurodegeneration, and the targeted delivery of therapeutic agents to neurons and glia in the spinal cord and brain.

Dr Nicholas Cole

0431955280

Nicholas.cole@mq.edu.au

Motor neuron disease
Zebrafish

Professor Mark Connor

+61-2-9850 2719

mark.connor@mq.edu.au

http://www.mq.edu.au

My lab has a broad interest in drugs useful for treating pain, which are also often misused or abused. Our work focuses on understanding how opioid and cannabinoid drugs work at a cellular level as well as investigating the molecular pharmacology of the receptors involved with the view to identifying new targets for drug action. We use high throughput assays of receptor signaling, electrophysiological recording from neurons and cell lines expressing recombinant receptors and ion channels as well as a range of contemporary biochemical techniques to address questions around the use of misuse of analgesics, phytocannabinoids, illicit synthetic cannabinoids and other drugs.

Dr Emily Don

+61-2-9812-2743

emily.don@mq.edu.au

zebrafish
development
neurodegenerative disease

Professor Simon Foote

98123500

simon.foote@mq.edu.au

Genetics
Malaria
Cancer

Associate Professor Ann Goodchild

+61-2-9850-2711

ann.goodchild@mq.edu.au

Neuroscience

Professor Gilles Guillemin

+61 2 9850 2727

gilles.guillemin@mq.edu.au

http://www.mq.edu.au

Professor Gilles Guillemin is internationally recognised as a World leader in the fields of tryptophan, neuroinflammation and neurotoxicity research. Gilles is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Tryptophan Research. He is currently leading a team of 11 researchers and PhD students studying the involvement of tryptophan in MND, MS, cancers. He is also working on the identification of potential environmental factors leading to ALS. Gilles has a large network of national and international collaborations with more than 30 active collaborations. Gilles¿ team is now mostly focusing on identifying and developing new diagnostic and prognostic tools and also therapeutic targets for these diseases.

Dr Ruiwen Heng

+61-2-9850-2733

benjamin.heng@mq.edu.au

Breast cancer
metabolomics
Gene regulation

Dr Cara Hildreth

9812 3598

cara.hildreth@mq.edu.au

I am interested in why neural control of heart rate and blood pressure is different in kidney disease and how different treatments may improve neural control of the heart and vasculature.

Dr Honghua Hu

02 98502709

helen.hu@mq.edu.au

Australian School of Advanced Medicine

Dr Ernest Jordan

0438123909

ernest.jordan@mq.edu.au

Funding, approval and adoption of medical technology
IT risk, governance and management

Dr Albert Lee

98506915

albert.lee@mq.edu.au

proteomics, neuroscience, cell biology, molecular biology, cell stress, post-translational modifications

Dr Chai Lim

+61-2-9850-2737

edwin.lim@mq.edu.au

Neuroinflammation, Neurodegeneration, Neurochemistry, metabolomics, tryptophan metabolism

Dr Esther Lim

98502770

esther.lim@mq.edu.au

Cancer biology and immunology

Dr David Lovejoy

98502732

david.lovejoy@mq.edu.au

Metals in biology, drug development, Alzheimer's disease, motor neuron disease

Associate Professor Brendan McMorran

+61-2-9850-2703

brendan.mcmorran@mq.edu.au

genetics
biology
biochemistry

Dr Simon McMullan

02-98123552

simon.mcmullan@mq.edu.au

http://medicine.mq.edu.au

I am interested in unraveling the way in which networks of neurons in the brainstem are interconnected, in order to understand how the brain controls the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. These two crucial systems are controlled by populations of neurons that occupy overlapping regions of the brainstem. It is important to understand their function, because dysfunction in the brain is thought to underlie the development of many forms of high blood pressure; we believe that if we can control the behaviour of these neurons that we can prevent the development of cardiovascular disease.

I am interested in hearing from potential Honours or PhD students that would like to work in this exciting research area.

Professor Jacqueline Phillips

0298502753

jacqueline.phillips@mq.edu.au

Our research examines altered control of blood pressure and heart rate in disease conditons. Much of our work focusses on chronic kidney disease. We study the activity of sympathetic nerves, changes in heart rate and blood pressure and how the brain controls these functions. We are also interested in hormonal systems that control blood pressure.
Other studies with our collaborators including studying chronic pain and how innervation patterns on sympathetic and sensory nerves in the skin may be altered

Professor Helen Rizos

+61 2 9845 9059

helen.rizos@mq.edu.au

http://www.mq.edu.au

Cancer Cell Biology
Functional analyses of oncogenes and tumour suppressor proteins
Melanoma cell signaling

Dr Lisa Sedger

lisa.sedger@mq.edu.au

Cancer Immunobiology (Lymphoedema)
Immunology
Virology
Cytokines
Micobiology

Professor Itsu Sen

+61-2-9812-3551

itsu.sen@mq.edu.au

His current research topics are computational hemodynamics, cerebral blood flow, medical image analysis, neuroradiology, numerical
cardiovascular modeling, medical devices, and artificial organs.

Dr Bingyang Shi

02 9850 2702

bingyang.shi@mq.edu.au

http://web.science.mq.edu.au

Early stage diseases diagnosis

Gene and drug delivery.

Nanoparticles cell uptake and blood brain barrier penetration.

Dr Qi-Jian Sun

+61-2-9850-4020

qi-jian.sun@mq.edu.au

Central respiratory control;
Electrophysiology (extra- and intra- cellular recording and labelling).

Dr Dane Turner Dabirrahmani

+61 2 9850 2754

Daneh.Turner@mq.edu.au

Musculoskeletal Biomechanics, Orthopaedics, Computer modelling, Mechanical Testing, Image Analysis, Kinematic testing, Joint Biomechanics

Dr David Verrelli

+61-2-9850-2755

David.Verrelli@mq.edu.au

* Hæmodynamic experiments
* Hæmodynamic simulation
* Surgical skills analysis

Associate Professor Karen Vickery

9850 2706

karen.vickery@mq.edu.au

Infection Control
Bacterial Biofilms in the hospital environment, on surgical instruments and on medical implant.
Cystic Fibrosis
Duck Hepatitis B Virus

Dr Adam Walker

+61-2-9850-2782

adam.walker@mq.edu.au

Following my PhD at the University of Melbourne and postdoctoral studies at the University of Pennsylvania, I moved to Macquarie University in 2015.

My research focuses on uncovering the molecular mechanisms that drive neurodegeneration in motor neuron disease (MND) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD), with the aim of identifying new therapeutic targets for these devastating diseases. I use a range of molecular biology, biochemistry and microscopy techniques to study neuron cell culture and mouse models of disease as well as human patient tissue.

I am an experienced and enthusiastic mentor and supervisor, and look forward to discussing a range of exciting and innovative projects with potential Masters and PhD students.

Dr Kelly Williams

+61-2-9850-2731

kelly.williams@mq.edu.au

Genetics
Bioinformatics
Epigenetics
Department of Clinical Medicine
SupervisorDiscipline/Expertise

Professor John Boyages

(02) 98123508

john.boyages@mq.edu.au

Breast Cancer
Lymphoedema
Radiation Oncology
Breast Cancer Screening

Professor John Cartmill

+61-2-9850-4014

john.cartmill@mqhealth.org.au

Surgery
Human factors
Medical education

Associate Professor Anand Deva

98123890

anand.deva@mq.edu.au

Plastic, Reconstructive Surgery
Surgical Infection

Professor Kirsty Forrest

0298123515

kirsty.forrest@mq.edu.au

Medical Education

Dr Seyyed Golzan

mojtaba.golzan@mq.edu.au

I come from a biomedical engineering background and have been engaged in mainly medical signal and image processing. I am currently working in the Ophthalmology group and involved in both clinical and engineering tasks. My main area of interest is retinal image processing. In clinical research we utilize image analysis procedures to investigate a variety of disease's which effect the ocular circulation and derive possible new diagnosis and treatment strategies for clinicians. Our group is particularly interested in the effects of Glaucoma, Alzheimer's, Hypertension and Intracranial Hypertension on the ocular circulation.

Professor Stuart Graham

+61-2-9850-4000

stuart.graham@mq.edu.au

Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Dr Vivek Gupta

0298123537

vivek.gupta@mq.edu.au

http://www.mq.edu.au

Visual Sciences and Ophthalmology, Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Cell Signalling, Proteomics

A/Prof Richard Harvey

richard.harvey@mq.edu.au

http://sydneyentclinic.com

Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery

Dr Sarah Hemley

02 9850 2716

sarah.hemley@mq.edu.au

Neuroscience/Neurosurgery, spinal cord injury and syringomyelia

Professor Alvin Ing

alvin.ing@mq.edu.au

Bronchoscopy
Respiratory Medicine

Professor Richard Kefford

+61 2 98123968

richard.kefford@mq.edu.au

https://medicine.mq.edu.au

Medical Oncologist

Professor Hosen Kiat

98589888

hosen.kiat@mq.edu.au

http://www.chi.org.au

Cardiology

Professor Rodney Lane

james.lane@mq.edu.au

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Arterial and Venous Surgery, Regional Hyper Perfus

Professor John Magnussen

john.magnussen@mq.edu.au

Medical Imaging and Radiology
Interventional Radiology

Professor Matthew Peters

matthew.peters@mq.edu.au

Respiratory Medicine

Professor Dominic Rowe

9812 3720

dominic.rowe@mq.edu.au

http://www.mq.edu.au

Neurology

Professor Marcus Stoodley

+61-2-9850-4000

marcus.stoodley@mq.edu.au

Neurosurgery

Dr Anita Turner

98502717

anita.turner@mq.edu.au

Neuroscience
Surgery

Professor Tristan Yan

+61-2-9850-4570

tristan.yan@mq.edu.au

Thoracic surgery
Cardiovascular surgery

Dr Zhenjun Zhao

+61-2-9850-2715

zhenjun.zhao@mq.edu.au

Biochemistry
Proteomics
Cancer biology
Radiobiology
Department of Health Professions
SupervisorDiscipline/Expertise

Professor Catherine Dean

+61-2-9850-6620

catherine.dean@mq.edu.au

My research is primarily in neurological rehabilitation and includes
developing and testing of rehabilitation strategies to increase activity and
participation after stroke, translating evidence into practiceand clinical
education. Although the majority of my research has focused on stroke, my
research interests are across the lifespan with projects involving children
with cerebral palsy; prevention of falls in older persons and also other
neurological conditions including Parkinson¿s disease.

Dr Timothy Doyle

+61-2-9850-9841

tim.doyle@mq.edu.au

Biomechanics
Physical Preparation
Strength and Conditioning
Injury Screening
Injury Prevention
Sport Science
Exercise Science

Dr Joel Fuller

+61-2-9850-4040

joel.fuller@mq.edu.au

My research interests are in the prevention and treatment of sporting injuries, and the use of exercise as medicine in cancer survivors. I have expertise in physiotherapy, biomechanics and exercise physiology.

Associate Professor Mark Hancock

+61-2-9850-6622

mark.hancock@mq.edu.au

My research is primarily in the field of low back pain and I have a particular interest in approaches to identifying subgroups of patients who respond best to specific interventions. I am also involved in research investigating the causes and mechanisms responsible for low back pain. My research is multidisciplinary including physiotherapists, radiologists, pharmacists, general practitioners and spinal surgeons

Associate Professor Julia Hush

+61-2-9850-6621

julia.hush@mq.edu.au

http://www.mq.edu.au

My primary research interest is to understand the multifactorial mechanisms involved in the development of chronic pain, with the aim of advancing the prevention of persisting pain. My particular interest is in spinal pain, and I have published research on prognosis, epidemiology, outcomes, sleep, and pain neuroscience in this field. I am also currently engaged in research into internet-based
self-management programs for people with physical activity limitations.

Dr Kathryn Mills

+61-2-9850-6624

kathryn.mills@mq.edu.au

Musculoskeletal and sports-related conditions of the lower limb, particularly patellofemoral pain and osteaorthritis. Biomechanical and neuromotor analysis during gait (running and walking)

Dr Niamh Moloney

0298506614

niamh.moloney@mq.edu.au

http://www.mq.edu.au

My research focuses on assessment of pain sensitisation and neuropathic pain in musculoskeletal conditions and pain following breast cancer treatment. I hold expertise in quantitative sensory testing and clinical pain and sensory assessments and have experience in various types of research methods.

Ms Verity Pacey

+61-2-9850-9077

verity.pacey@mq.edu.au

Physiotherapy, Paediatrics, Connective Tissue Disorders, Hypermobility

Dr Karen Peebles

+61-2-9850-2799

karen.peebles@mq.edu.au

Physiotherapy

Dr Katharine Scrivener

+61-2-9850-6625

kate.scrivener@mq.edu.au

Physiotherapy / Rehabilitation
Department of Health Systems & Population
SupervisorDiscipline/Expertise

Dr Sonia Allan

+61-2-9850-4225

sonia.allan@mq.edu.au

Health and Biotechnology Law
Public Health Law
International/Global Health Law
Health regulation
Bioethics and the law
Regulation of new technologies (health/science)
Health and Human Rights
Ethical, legal and social issues regarding research involving humans/human embryos/cloning/genetics
Assisted reproductive technologies
Donor conception
Neurobiology
SupervisorDiscipline/Expertise

Dr Audrey Ragagnin

0298502746

audrey.ragagnin@mq.edu.au

Neurosciences, motor neuron disorders