Bond University Higher Degree Research HDR) Students

Bond University currently has over 200 HDR students in our cohort. Please refer below to some of those students who chose to share their research interests.

Faculty of Health, Sciences & Medicine

PhD Thesis title

Physiological determinants of anaerobic capacity

Statement of research interests

My PhD thesis will be comprised of complementary studies exploring the physiology of anaerobic capacity. 

  • The first study quantified the reliability of anaerobic capacity using the criterion measure: maximum accumulated oxygen deficit (MAOD).
  • The second study will determine the amount and rate of regression for a range of performance measures, including anaerobic capacity, during detraining in previously trained athletes.
  • The third study will investigate the effects of an acute intervention on anaerobic capacity.

These three studies, which I have completed in consultation with supervisors Nuala Byrne and Vernon Coffey, will produce a thesis and series of publications that will have implications for a wide range of athletes and sport science practitioners.

Study area

Sports Science, Exercise Physiology

Keywords

anaerobic capacity, aerobic capacity, exercise, metabolism

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PhD Thesis title

Effectiveness of Health Apps and Their Potential in Enhancing Self-Management in Primary Care

Statement of Research Interests

My research explores the potential of smartphone health apps in improving effectiveness of behaviour change interventions, self-management of chronic conditions, healthcare accessibility and personalization.

I conducted an overview of the body of evidence behind health apps and their availabilities, and identified the gaps in research, and presented my work at the 2016 Gold Coast Health and Medical Research conference and Australian Society for Medical Research Annual Scientific Meeting.

The next stages of my project are set to investigate the barriers and facilitators of prescribing health apps in primary care settings from both the doctors’ and the patients’ perspective.

I am a recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) scholarship, and a winner of People’s Choice award of Bond University’s 3 Minute Thesis competition.   

Sub study area

Evidence-Based Medicine, Shared Decision making, mHealth, eHealth, telemedicine, primary care

Key words

Evidence-Based Medicine, Shared Decision Making, mHealth, eHealth, telemedicine, uHealth, digital health, smartphone health apps, app prescription  

Contact information

Email: obyambas@bond.edu.au
Twitter: @cometeclipse
Website: Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice

PhD Thesis title

Gait Performance in Residential Aged Care Adults and the Benefits of Exercise

Statement of Research Interests

My Phd thesis contains four studies which explore gait performance and the benefits of exercise in residential aged care adults.

  • Gait speed and the spatio-temporal parameters in residential aged care adults
  • Adverse events and gait speed within residential aged care adults
  • Feasibility and benefits of group-based exercise: a 3-month pilot study for the GrACE programme [Published in PeerJ -https://peerj.com/articles/2018/]
  • Improving mobility with a 6-month exercise intervention.

My supervisors are Dr. Justin Keogh, Dr. Mike Climstein and Dr. Tim Henwood.

I received the Emerging Researchers in Ageing (ERA) Travel Exchange in 2016, whereby I have travelled to Barcelona in April 2017 and attended the International Conference on Sarcopenia and Frailty. I also did my research exchange to Ireland (May-June 2017), where I was supervised by Dr. Catherine Blake at University College Dublin, and worked with the Applied Research in Connected Health (ARCH) team.

Sub study area

gait speed, the spatio-temporal parameters and the benefits of progressive strength training in residential aged care adults 

Key words

aged care, exercise, gait, residential aged care

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Faculty of Law

PhD Thesis title 

Citizenship – Commodification to Cosmopolitanism

Statement of research interests

I have been working as an immigration lawyer and international advisor prior to coming to Bond University and I am a  recipient of an Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship funded by the Australian Federal Government.  I am a member of the Transnational, International and Comparative Law and Policy Network (TICLP) at Bond University’s School of Law, as well as member of the global Investment Migration Council (IMC). 

I have confirmed my PhD thesis with Associate Professor Danielle Ireland-Piper and Professor Jonathan Crowe as my supervisors.

In my research, citizenship by investment as exceptional naturalization without residence requirements transforms citizenship to a right to market mobility.

Research aims include the regulation of citizenship by investment by introducing sustainability measures such as proportionality, forming part of a rights and obligations balance.

The research is conducted in view to law reform utilizing doctrinal methodology in drawing on national, international and supranational legal sources. These sources include municipal citizenship by investment laws, international case law of the International Court of Justice, as well as supranational legal instruments including the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights or decisions of the European Court of Justice.

Throughout 2016 and 2017, I have presented my research to a global audience in various national and international conferences.

General research interests include public international law, transnational and supranational law, comparative constitutional law, administrative (immigration) law, and legal philosophy.

Study area

Citizenship Law, Migration Law, Immigration Law, International Law, Cosmopolitan Law, Global Constitutional Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Global Administrative Law.

Keywords

Citizenship, Cosmopolitanism, Cosmopolitan Citizenship, Cosmopolitan Law, Citizenship Law, Migration Law, Immigration Law, International Law, Cosmopolitan Law, Global Constitutional Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Global Administrative Law.

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PhD Thesis Title

Early interventions: An analysis of states due diligence obligations to prevent intimate partner violence under international human rights law.

Statement of Research Interests

My research explores intimate partner violence, a global threat to the enjoyment of individual human rights, by expanding the analysis of its prevention beyond a criminal justice model. Intimate partner violence is analysed in the context of the international human rights system, investigating due diligence obligations of States to tackle individual, relational and societal risk factors associated with intimate partner violence.

My study aims to develop stakeholders’ understandings and compliance potential regarding the duties and conducts required to prevent human rights violations associated with intimate partner violence.

I am the recipient of the Bond University Postgraduate Award (2015-2018) and a visiting scholar at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Sweden.

Study Area

Criminal law, Domestic Violence, International Human Rights Law

Key Words

International Human Rights Law, Public International Law, Comparative Law, Women’s rights, Equality and Non-Discrimination, Intimate Partner Violence, Domestic Violence

Contact
  • Email: lobreja@bond.edu.au
  • Address: Bond University | Faculty of Law | Gold Coast | Queensland | 4229 | Australia
PhD Thesis title

Were the measures in place to regulate and govern banks in the UK and the US sufficient in providing a framework to safeguard a potential global financial crisis? Furthermore what impact did the crisis have on UK and US economies and regulation and what has been done as a result of the lessons learned throughout?

Statement of Research Interests

I am currently undertaking a PhD in the field of corporate governance and finance under the supervision of Emeritus Professor John Farrar and Dr Simone Kelly. I am particularly interested in the causes of the global financial crisis and the resounding developments on banks in the UK and US.

Prior to coming to Bond I have held positions influencing and creating UK Legislation, regulation and policy primarily in the field of transnational oil and gas. I also have extensive experience in construction management and have spent the last few years working on land and property acquisitions. I hold both undergraduate and postgraduate law degrees from the UK including an LLM with Distinction in Corporate Law and Finance.

My research aims to establish blame and clarify the potentially dangerous nature of reduced responsibility, accountability and lack of effective governance in risky lending practices in the UK and the US. I am also keen to study the increasing ‘them and us’ sensation experienced between banks and those who choose to use them and the growing distrust of our financial institutions in general.

Study Areas

Corporate Law, Corporate Governance, International Banking and Finance

Keywords

Global financial crisis, finance, GFC, recession, corporate, governance, regulation, policy, banking, international, UK, EU, US, regulatory, economics

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Faculty of Society and Design

PhD Thesis title 

Arson in Australia

Statement of research interests

I have worked as a forensic psychologist for many years and I am currently finalising three PhD studies on arson in Australia.  The first takes an historical view of sentencing transcripts over a 25-year period to profile the Australian arsonist; the second focuses on Aboriginal firesetters and reviews the literature on effective treatment programs for this group, and the third study analyses the views of current members of the Australian judiciary as to sentencing considerations.

Study area

Forensic Psychology

Keywords

Forensic psychology, arson, offenders, criminology

Contact
  • Email: tellissm@bond.edu.au
  • Tel: +61 7 5595 2036
  • Address: Bond University | Centre for Forensic Interpersonal Risk Management (C-FIRM) | Gold Coast, Queensland, 4229, Australia

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