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Postgraduate research opportunities in the Dunedin School of Medicine


Opportunities with the Renal Group

Close date
Tuesday, 1 May 2018
Supervisor
Professor Rob Walker
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Translational medicine in patients with advanced coronary artery disease

Close date
Monday, 30 April 2018
Supervisor
Dr Sean Coffey
Level
PhD

Advanced imaging in heart disease

Close date
Monday, 30 April 2018
Supervisor
Dr Sean Coffey
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Molecular biology of aortic valve stenosis

Close date
Monday, 30 April 2018
Supervisor
Dr Sean Coffey
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Epidemiology of heart valve diseases

Close date
Monday, 30 April 2018
Supervisor
Dr Sean Coffey
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Cardiac physiology

Close date
Tuesday, 27 March 2018
Supervisor
Dr Sean Coffey
Level
PhD

Cardiovascular epidemiology: Two major projects

Close date
Monday, 30 April 2018
Supervisor
Dr Sean Coffey
Level
PhD

Several projects available in molecular biology, bioinformatics, and genomic epidemiology

Close date
Monday, 30 April 2018
Supervisor
Dr Sean Coffey
Level
PhD

Cardiac imaging research: Four major projects

Close date
Friday, 30 March 2018
Supervisor
Dr Sean Coffey
Level
PhD

Longitudinal study of outcomes in dialysis patients aged older than 65 years

Close date
Saturday, 31 March 2018
Supervisors
Professor Rob Walker, Dr John Schollum, Associate Professor Sarah Derrett
Levels
PhD, Master’s, Honours

Kidney diseases

Close date
Saturday, 31 March 2018
Supervisors
Professor Rob Walker, Dr Jenny Bedford, Dr John Leader
Levels
PhD, Master’s, Honours

Various projects in Pacific Health

Close date
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Supervisor
Dr Rose Richards Hessell
Level
Master’s

Subsequent injuries among a general injury cohort: Types of injury (for instance, head injury)

Close date
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Supervisors
Associate Professor Sarah Derrett, Dr Helen Harcombe
Level
Master’s

Prospective research on the aetiology of febrile illness in Yangon, Myanmar

Close date
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Supervisor
Professor John Crump
Level
PhD


Multiple comparative projects between NZ and the UK

Close date
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Supervisor
Dr Alex Macmillan
Level
PhD


Air pollution impacts of an area-wide street transformation – Te Ara Mua Future Streets

Close date
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Supervisor
Dr Alex Macmillan
Level
PhD

Social, behavioural, and spiritual issues in cancer prevention and supportive care (various projects)

Close date
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Supervisors
Dr Rose Richards Hessell, Professor Rob McGee, Dr Richard Egan, Research Associate Professor Tony Reeder
Levels
PhD, Master’s

A variety of pharmacoepidemiological projects (such as medicine safety investigations or descriptive medicine utilisation studies)

Close date
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Supervisor
Dr Lianne Parkin
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Predictors of family complexity

Close date
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Supervisor
Professor Bob Hancox
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Cannabis use and lung disease

Close date
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Supervisor
Professor Bob Hancox
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Changes in allergic responses across the life-course

Close date
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Supervisor
Professor Bob Hancox
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Cardiovascular health and respiratory health

Close date
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Supervisor
Professor Bob Hancox
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Issues in longitudinal respiratory epidemiology

Close date
Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Supervisor
Professor Bob Hancox
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Quality of life outcomes for older New Zealanders with end stage kidney disease

Close date
Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Supervisors
Associate Professor Sarah Derrett, Professor Rob Walker
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Spinal cord injury in New Zealand: Health and quality of life outcomes from a longitudinal study

Close date
Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Supervisor
Associate Professor Sarah Derrett
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Outcomes following injury for Pasifika peoples

Close date
Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Supervisor
Associate Professor Sarah Derrett
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Risk and duration of infection with S. aureus including MRSA in nursing homes

Close date
Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Supervisor
Associate Professor Patricia Priest
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Trends in cancer in NZ. Requires regression analysis and possibly age-period-cohort modelling.

Close date
Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Supervisors
Associate Professor Brian Cox, Dr Mary Jane Sneyd
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Sunscreen use: Risk of melanoma and other skin cancers

Close date
Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Supervisors
Associate Professor Brian Cox, Dr Mary Jane Sneyd
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Pathways to care of colorectal cancer patients

Close date
Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Supervisors
Associate Professor Brian Cox, Dr Mary Jane Sneyd
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Imputation and validation in risk predictor models of melanoma

Close date
Tuesday, 6 March 2018
Supervisors
Associate Professor Brian Cox, Dr Mary Jane Sneyd
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Health services and compensation for injury in New Zealand

Close date
Tuesday, 6 March 2018
Supervisor
Associate Professor Sarah Derrett
Level
Master’s

Response to MRSA infection in the community – evidence base and NZ practice

Close date
Tuesday, 6 March 2018
Supervisor
Associate Professor Patricia Priest
Level
Master’s

Topics for investigation from colorectal and melanoma studies data files

Close date
Saturday, 3 March 2018
Supervisor
Dr Mary Jane Sneyd
Level
Master’s

Epidemiology of Staphylococcus capitis colonisation and infection in a neonatal intensive care unit

Close date
Saturday, 3 March 2018
Supervisor
Professor John Crump
Level
Master’s

Outcomes of injury for Māori: Qualitative analyses

Close date
Saturday, 3 March 2018
Supervisors
Dr Emma Wyeth, Associate Professor Sarah Derrett
Level
Master’s

Disease-specific and relative survival of cancer. Many cancers would be suitable.

Close date
Saturday, 3 March 2018
Supervisors
Associate Professor Brian Cox, Dr Mary Jane Sneyd
Level
Master’s

Comparisons of New Zealand cancer incidence and mortality with other countries: Major and minor epidemiological differences

Close date
Saturday, 3 March 2018
Supervisors
Associate Professor Brian Cox, Dr Mary Jane Sneyd
Level
Master’s


Attitudes to active transport in Pacific workers

Close date
Saturday, 3 March 2018
Supervisor
Dr Alex Macmillan
Level
Master’s




A study of postal workers and cycling injury trends over time

Close date
Saturday, 24 February 2018
Supervisor
Dr Alex Macmillan
Level
Master’s


Moral economies of healthcare

Close date
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Supervisor
Associate Professor Chrystal Jaye
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Subsequent injuries among a general injury cohort: Risk factors (such as alcohol, psychological, socio-economic)

Close date
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Supervisors
Associate Professor Sarah Derrett, Dr Helen Harcombe
Level
Master’s

Subsequent injuries among a general injury cohort: Setting (such as home, road)

Close date
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Supervisors
Associate Professor Sarah Derrett, Dr Helen Harcombe
Level
Master’s

Subsequent injuries among a general injury cohort: Mechanisms of injury (such as sport, motor vehicle)

Close date
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Supervisors
Associate Professor Sarah Derrett, Dr Helen Harcombe
Level
Master’s

Subsequent injuries among a general injury cohort: Costs of injury

Close date
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Supervisors
Associate Professor Sarah Derrett, Dr Helen Harcombe
Level
Master’s

Health and economic burden of musculoskeletal disorders, and the cost-effectiveness of intervention strategies

Close date
Friday, 1 September 2017
Supervisor
Research Associate Professor J. Haxby Abbott
Level
PhD

The standard of care for IBD patients and itse effect on the quality of life

Close date
Thursday, 7 December 2017
Supervisors
Associate Professor Michael Schultz, Associate Professor Sarah Derrett, Dr Trudy Sullivan
Level
PhD

Regulation of microtubule assembly in cancer cell migration

Close date
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Supervisor
Dr Adele Woolley
Level
Honours

Investigating signalling mechanisms in melanoma

Close date
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Supervisor
Dr Adele Woolley
Levels
Honours, Master’s


Determination of protein–protein interactions signalling a switch to a migratory phenotype

Close date
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Supervisor
Dr Adele Woolley
Levels
PhD, Master’s, Honours

Investigating the role of YBX-1 in early migration

Close date
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Supervisor
Dr Adele Woolley
Levels
PhD, Master’s, Honours

Improving chemotherapy responses for those with high-grade brain tumours

Close date
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Supervisors
Dr Tania Slatter, Dr Noelyn Hung
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Genetics and epigenetics of blood disorders

Close date
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Supervisor
Professor Ian Morison
Levels
PhD, Honours, Master’s

Investigating the role of HPV in adverse pregnancy outcomes

Close date
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Supervisors
Dr Noelyn Hung, Dr Tania Slatter
Levels
PhD, Honours, Master’s

Human papillomavirus oncoprotein regulation of the immune response by microparticles

Close date
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Supervisor
Associate Professor Merilyn Hibma
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Understanding the contribution of Langerhans cells to regulation of skin wound healing

Close date
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Supervisor
Associate Professor Merilyn Hibma
Levels
Honours, Master’s

Human papillomavirus oncoprotein regulation of the immune response by microparticles

Close date
Friday, 15 December 2017
Supervisor
Associate Professor Merilyn Hibma
Levels
PhD, Honours, Master’s

Tissue-specific delivery of therapeutics for polycystic kidney disease

Close date
Friday, 15 December 2017
Supervisors
Professor Mike Eccles, Dr Cherie Stayner
Levels
Honours, Master’s

Developing sheep models of human disease

Close date
Friday, 15 December 2017
Supervisors
Professor Mike Eccles, Dr Cherie Stayner
Level
PhD

Using zebrafish to model human ciliopathies

Close date
Friday, 15 December 2017
Supervisors
Professor Mike Eccles, Dr Cherie Stayner
Levels
Honours, Master’s

Single cell epigenomics to investigate circulating tumour cells

Close date
Friday, 15 December 2017
Supervisors
Professor Mike Eccles, Dr Aniruddha Chatterjee
Levels
PhD, Honours, Master’s

Analysis of cancer genome atlas data to identify epigenetic signature of tumour metastasis

Close date
Friday, 15 December 2017
Supervisors
Professor Mike Eccles, Dr Aniruddha Chatterjee
Level
Master’s

Investigation of genetic and epigenetic signatures of primary and metastatic melanoma

Close date
Friday, 15 December 2017
Supervisor
Professor Mike Eccles
Levels
Honours, Master’s

Investigating the TWEAK/Fn14 signalling axis in breast cancer

Close date
Friday, 15 December 2017
Supervisor
Dr Heather Cunliffe
Levels
PhD, Honours, Master’s

Dissecting the role of pro-inflammatory signalling mechanisms in breast cancer progression

Close date
Tuesday, 12 December 2017
Supervisor
Dr Heather Cunliffe
Levels
PhD, Master’s, Honours

The effect of replication stress on p53 gene splicing

Close date
Saturday, 2 December 2017
Supervisor
Professor Anthony Braithwaite
Levels
Honours, Master’s

Role of the D113 p53 isoform in inflammation in a zebrafish model

Close date
Saturday, 2 December 2017
Supervisors
Professor Anthony Braithwaite, Associate Professor Julia Horsfield
Level
PhD

Detecting genes governing neurogenesis in humans through the study of rare clinical disorders

Close date
Thursday, 22 June 2017
Supervisor
Professor Stephen Robertson
Level
PhD

Detecting genetic determinants of skeletal health

Close date
Thursday, 22 June 2017
Supervisor
Professor Stephen Robertson
Level
PhD

A better start – Big data

Close date
Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Supervisors
Dr Rick Audas, Professor Barry Taylor
Level
Honours

Quality of care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease in New Zealand and impact on quality of life

Close date
Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Supervisors
Associate Professor Michael Schultz, Associate Professor Sarah Derrett, Dr Trudy Sullivan
Level
PhD

The changing structures and infrastructures of general practice

Close date
Saturday, 2 December 2017
Supervisors
Professor Murray Tilyard, Professor Susan Dovey
Levels
Honours, Master’s, PhD

Quality of care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease in New Zealand and impact on quality of life

Close date
Thursday, 4 May 2017
Supervisors
Associate Professor Michael Schultz, Associate Professor Sarah Derrett, Dr Trudy Sullivan
Level
PhD